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Oil Region Alliance Hires New Project Coordinator

Grace St. Clair


Oil City, PA— The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism is pleased to announce the hiring of new project coordinator Grace St. Clair.

St. Clair interned at the ORA during the summers of 2019, 2020, and 2021 while she was pursing a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Spanish from Clarion University’s honors program.

“Grace has demonstrated a passion for helping the region and her contributions have been extremely valuable throughout her college career,” said John R. Phillips, II, ORA President and CEO.

St. Clair graduated summa cum laude in May and started at the ORA June 6.

“I’m very excited to be here,” said St. Clair.

Her activities within the ORA will include social media, events, historical research, and projects at the ORA’s historic properties within the organization’s focuses of heritage, tourism, outdoor recreation, and economic development.

St. Clair is interested in writing and theater and is a proud past participant in the Red Eye Theatre Project. She already has plans to incorporate re-enactors and performances into the ORA’s interpretation of the area’s oil heritage.

“I’ve always been interested in history in general and when it’s something that you can find around you, that’s even better,” said St. Clair. “It’s history you can touch.”

Working at the ORA means St. Clair can stay close to her parents, Sharon and Eddie St. Clair, owner-operators of West Park Rehab in Franklin and Seneca, and her brother Reed, a 2022 graduate of their mutual alma mater Christian Life Academy in Seneca.

“I like that this job is local, and that I can stay involved,” she said. “This is a beautiful area – it’s my home.”

St. Clair can be reached at or at 814-677-3152 x118.

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