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Congressman Cartwright to Give Keynote Address at Sept. 18 Upper Delaware Council Awards Ceremony

Caption: Congressman Cartwright (PA-8) last joined the UDC at its April 18, 2019 River Valley Awards Ceremony, when UDC Executive Director Laurie Ramie presented him with a framed photo of Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct.

BEACH LAKE – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-8) will deliver the keynote address at the Upper Delaware Council’s 34th Annual River Valley Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 18, at Central House Family Resort in Beach Lake, PA.

The event is open to the public, with reservations at $31 per person due by Sept. 9.

Rep. Cartwright was first sworn into Congress in 2013, originally in the 17th District prior to winning the November 2018 election to represent the new 8th District, which includes all of Wayne, Pike and Lackawanna Counties, and portions of Luzerne and Monroe Counties.

The Congressman serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science, where he oversees more than $70 billion in annual federal spending on matters of economic development, law enforcement, and science and innovation. He is vice-chair of the Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Subcommittee.

Matt is a co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, committed to ensuring rural areas like Northeastern Pennsylvania are represented at the highest levels of the federal government. He ranks #1 in the Commonwealth and is among the top ten in the country for securing Community Project Funding dollars for his district, landing $52.68 million in the House’s Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations bills.

A strong believer in working with members of both political parties, Matt has been recognized by the Center for Effective Lawmaking for introducing more bills with bipartisan support than any other House Democrat since he was first elected.

He graduated magna cum laude with a History degree from Hamilton College in 1983 and earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986. Prior to coming to Congress, the Moosic resident worked as an attorney with Munley, Munley & Cartwright for 25 years. He and his wife, Marion, have two sons, Jack and Matthew.

The Sept. 18 banquet at Central House Resort, located at 81 Milanville Road in Beach Lake, will begin at 3 p.m. with a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar option.

A buffet dinner will be served at 4 p.m. The menu includes tossed garden salad, dinner rolls, chicken marsala, beef pot roast, and stuffed shells with tomato sauce, mashed red potatoes, long grain and wild rice, home-style coleslaw, broccoli salad, and roasted butternut squash, with a dessert choice of Fruits of the Forest pie or chocolate brownie ala mode.

Congressman Cartwright will speak at approximately 5 p.m.

Following his address, awards will be presented to individuals, organizations, and agencies who have acted to enhance the quality of life and protect the resources of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Valley.

Please visit to see the list of honorees and download a reservation form. Admission on the guest list may be purchased by check, cash, or PayPal.

Contact the UDC at 211 Bridge St., P.O. Box 192, Narrowsburg, NY 12764, (845) 252-3022 or for more information.


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