Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Jack Swersie has been a Pocono Township resident for over 26 years. Leaving New York in 1971, Swersie then lived in Michigan, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina before settling in Scotrun, Pennsylvania in 1987. As a professional comedy entertainer for over 35 years, he has shared the stage with some of the most legendary performers of the 20th century and chronicles his career in his published eBook Opening Act available at Amazon.com.
Swersie became involved in Pocono Township issues in 2006 and joined forces with Pocono First Initiative in 2013. His participation with the group and its ultimate outcome have brought him a level of satisfaction and pride that no other personal endeavor ever has, and it is that sense of accomplishment which has inspired him to write this account of the yearlong effort.
It is his hope that his historical recollection will serve as not only a blueprint, but as an inspiration for others looking to change their local governance for the better.
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The Pocono Record featured “A First Class Township” in an article on April 13th titled “Pocono Township resident writes book about how township went first class.”