The Pottsville Area Development Corporation exists to promote the economic community and aesthetic development of Downtown Pottsville and Pottsville’s Designated Enterprise Zone.

In 1984, a marketing research study conducted by the American Cities Corporation recommended that a Development Corporation be formed to oversee the Revitalization of Pottsville Downtown Commercial District. The study findings led to the creation of the private, non-profit Pottsville Area Development Corporation (PADCO). 

Initial start-up funds were provided by the City of Pottsville under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Enterprise Zone Program. Capital fund drives and membership dues helped finance the origin of the Corporation locally.


Executive Director

Savas Logothetides

Executive Assistant

Taliah Greenawalt


Members of the Board

Executive Officers

Brian Hansbury

Francesco Mercuri

Ian Lipton

Naomi Ost

Joe Hammond

Joe Hammond                   Immediate Past President

Jay Jones 


General Board

John Albertini

Robert Carl

David Clews

Jerry Enders

Jeff Fanelli

Chris Kelly

Amy Miller

Tom Palamar

Darlene Robbins

Mike Tobash

Rich Torpey

Craig Shields

Bob Weaver Jr.  

Non-Voting Members

Dave Argall 

Neal Goodman

James Muldowney