The Young Professionals of the Alleghenies (YPA) created the challenge video, asking the councilors to prove that that they can work together and support businesses in town by doing the Escape Rooms in downtown Johnstown.
The challenge video has more than 400 views on YouTube.
A comment was made at a city council meeting that the Central Business District is “dead.” One YPA member who helped organize the event said he hopes this event will prove otherwise.
“Support businesses like Escape Rooms and the type of people that come down with us. And city council, prove that you support them. Absolutely, Johnstown can be thriving,” said Eric Presser, a committee member with the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies.
Councilwoman Marie Mock and at least four other candidates running for council have agreed to participate. The event starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Anyone is invited to attend.