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Erie Chapter | The Flagship Opportunity Zones

Jan. 17
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Erie Club
Erie - Map it

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $20 | Nonmember: $20

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Join fellow members and the Erie Community Foundation for an informative evening learning the background, benefits, investment opportunities and more about the Opportunity Zones in the heart of Erie.



3:30 p.m. - Registration
4:00 p.m. - CPE Program

Timothy S. Wachter, Esq., Knox Law Firm
Court P. Gould, The Erie Community Foundation

6:00 p.m. - Cocktails and Networking


Timothy S. Wachter

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett PC

As a member of the Governmental, Public Finance & Bonds and Business & Tax Practice Groups,
and as lead for Knox Law Public Strategies, Mr. Wachter regularly advises governmental, business
and nonprofit clients on highly complex legal, regulatory and public policy related matters. He also
regularly provides counsel on matters related to the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law to dozens of
agencies throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Knox Law, he served as an aide to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, as the
Special Assistant for Special Projects to Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, and worked with
the Pennsylvania Site Advance Team for the White House. Additionally, he gained economic
development experience while working as an Economic Development Analyst at the Pennsylvania
Department of Community and Economic Development. He also serves as an advisor to candidates
for various local, state and national level offices.

The Dickinson School of Law, 2006, J.D.
Gannon University, 1999, B.A.

Testified on behalf of the Pennsylvania School Board Association before the Pennsylvania
House of Representatives State Government Committee on proposed amendments to the
Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law
Represented a business development entity in the preparation of an economic plan for a
region with over 6,000,000 visitors a year, focusing on the development of water and sewer
infrastructure to support anticipated economic development
Represented a private client in the development of a 135-acre parcel into a recreational
complex in a highly regulated industry
Advised a public school district through the development and receipt of the largest per
capita funding increase in Pennsylvania’s history

School District of the City of Erie
Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority
Erie County Tax Collection Committee
Millcreek Township Sewer Authority
Union City Municipal Authority
Borough of Edinboro
Maple Donuts Erie, LLC
79/80 Interstate Development Corp.
Erie Downtown Partnership
Erie Innovation District

Selected as a PA Advisory Committee Member for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2013-2017
Selected as one of 2014 Erie’s 40 Under 40, Erie Reader
Nominated for 2015 RAVE Award, Junior League of Erie/Get Connected
2008 Generation E Award, Young Erie Professionals (YEP)

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), Pennsylvania Advisory Committee Member
(April 2017- present)
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees, Trustee (2014 - present)
Penn State Dickinson Law Center for Government Law and Public Policy Studies,
Advisory Committee Member
Erie Neighborhood Growth Partnership, Member (2014 - present)
Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Former Member and Board Chair
Erie Downtown Partnership, Former Member and Board Chair

Court P. Gould

Erie Commmunity Foundation

Court Gould joined the foundation in 2018 as the Vice President of Community Impact. For the last twenty years, Gould served as founding Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh. Prior to working at Sustainable Pittsburgh, he was Executive Director for Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Department Program Manager for Air & Waste Management Association, Senior Management Analyst for the Allegheny County Department of Administration, and Assistant Director for National Coalition to Improve Management in State and Local Government at Carnegie Mellon University.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Studies from Tufts University, and his Master of Public Administration in Intergovernmental Management from the University of Southern California.

Gould is also the founding chair of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership and serves on advisory committees for the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management and Power of 32, a key indicator project that created a shared vision across 32 counties and 4 states adjacent to Allegheny County.

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