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Key Change Episode 9: Mayor Brandy Schimp goes to bat for her hometown

Mayor Brandy Schimp

In our bi-monthly podcast series, Key Change, we’re chatting with Pennsylvanians, hearing about how their work and their goals evolved during a tumultuous global moment. We’re also looking forward into the future, asking them to share hopes for their communities.

In the latest episode, we spoke with Brandon “Brandy” Schimp, the recently re-elected mayor of Kane, PA, a charming town up in the PA Wilds — McKean County to be exact. In recent years, this historic hamlet and gateway to the Allegheny National Forest has garnered a lot of attention for its revitalized main street and passionate small business community. (Case in point: This 2018 Keystone Edge story, “Raising Kane.”) We chatted with Mayor Schimp about what drove her to run for office, the latest developments in Kane, and why the area’s natural beauty remains its greatest asset.

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LEE STABERT is editor in chief of Keystone Edge.

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