Gene has been a resident of Slippery Rock since 1964. He attended Slippery Rock High School and Slippery Rock University as well as Butler Community College. Gene’s parents owned and operated Islay’s in Slippery Rock for 21 years. Gene is not the first member of his family to serve the local community, with his father serving 2 terms as Mayor. Additionally, Gene has served in many local organizations such as Center Presbyterian Church, the Jaycees, and Town Gown. Gene was trained in the inaugural Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company EMT class and was active in the Fire Company for many years in different capacities.
Gene is proud of his 40-year career at Mercer Lime, a local Slippery Rock business. Additionally, he is enjoying his retirement serving as Board President of Slippery Rock University Federal Credit Union as well as Slippery Rock Boro Council.