The LuLac Edition #1049, Dec. 23rd, 2009
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Luzerne County Judges have selected Thomas Cooney to fill the seat of commissioner Greg Skrepenak. The decision came after over a half hour of discussions behind closed doors. Cooney received four of seven votes.
Cooney was chosen from a panel of 14 candidates. Over 60 were interviewed for the position throughout the day. He resides in Jenkins Township. Thomas P. Cooney, of Jenkins Township, is director of development at A&E Group Inc. in Plains Township and has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Scranton. The A&E Group A & E Group (formerly the Architecture + Engineering Group) was established as a business corporation in 1987 by its then principals, Martin U. Dougherty, Dean L. Butler, and Thomas P. Cooney. These three individuals had worked together over the previous 12 years with another large multi-discipline organization serving the Northeastern Pennsylvania area. Since 1987 the A&E Group has served satisfied clients from both the public and private sectors, designing schools, colleges, senior living facilities, industrial, retail, hospitality, municipal, and federal, state and local projects.