COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ELECT ASSOCIATION LEADERS
Clarion County Commissioner Donna Hartle Named Treasurer
HARRISBURG, PA (August 23) – County leaders from around the Commonwealth, gathered last week at the 2006 Annual Conference of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) in Somerset County, elected Donna Hartle, Clarion County Commissioner, treasurer of the Association for 2007.
“The Association serves to strengthen the ability of Pennsylvania’s counties to govern their own affairs and improve the well-being and quality of life for their constituents,” said Hartle. “To this end, the Association affects the achievement of favorable state legislation, programs and policies, and provides appropriate programs and services to member counties.
“I know how these issues impact us locally. We share many of the same challenges as other counties statewide. As a leader of this Association, I can make a stronger voice for our county and all the counties in Harrisburg, Washington and all of Pennsylvania.”
Other county officials elected to be leaders of the Association include Indiana County Commissioner Bernie Smith, President; Lehigh County Commissioner Percy Dougherty, First Vice-President; Berks County Commissioner Judy Schwank, Second Vice-President; and, Forest County Commissioner Basil Huffman; Westmoreland County Commissioner Tom Ceraso; Blair County Commissioner Donna Gority; Lycoming County Commissioner Rebecca Burke; Schuylkill County Commissioner Robert Carl; and Tioga County Commissioner Mark Hamilton were all elected to the CCAP Board of Directors as District Representatives.
The leaders of CCAP serve in succession of one another. First Vice-President rises to President, Second Vice-President rises to First Vice-President, and a new county official is elected to Second Vice-President each year at the Annual Conference.
CCAP, founded in 1886, is a statewide, nonprofit, bipartisan association representing the commissioners, chief clerks, administrators, their equivalents in home rule counties, and solicitors of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
The Association promotes the common interests of counties by encouraging both a dialogue among county elected officials and a better understanding of county government by federal, state and local elected officials as well as by private citizens. The Association represents county government on issues before the state and federal legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.
CCAP fosters farsighted, innovative and responsive county service delivery, policy decision and public resource utilization. The Association provides services and educational opportunities for its members so that they better administer the affairs of their offices to the benefit of the general public.
For more information about Pennsylvania’s counties and CCAP, log on to www.pacounties.org