May 17, 2011
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County courthouses to be featured on PCN
(Harrisburg, PA)--The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has today announced that the courthouses in Allegheny, Bradford, Butler, Chester, Mercer and Dauphin counties have been selected for inclusion in a special television series which will begin airing statewide this fall on the PCN. The series is part of CCAP’s celebration of the Association’s 125th Anniversary.
The Anniversary series is designed to highlight the architecture, anecdotes and history of Pennsylvania’s county courthouses.
Mark Hamilton, Tioga county commissioner and CCAP president said, “Across the commonwealth, there are many beautiful county courthouses rich in history and. tradition and many of which display unusual and unique architecture. Many residents have never been to a courthouse and we hope this series will encourage residents to look at the history of their own courthouse and make a visit. This series is the perfect way to honor CCAP on its 125th Anniversary of service to counties by showcasing the structures that serve as the hub of county business.”
Counties across the commonwealth were invited to nominate their courthouse for inclusion in the series. A panel of commissioners and CCAP staff reviewed the submissions and supporting documentation and made the selections.
CCAP is the voice of county government, a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan Association representing all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. CCAP membership includes the county commissioners, council members, county executives, administrators, chief clerks and solicitors.
CCAP strengthens the counties’ abilities to govern their own affairs and to improve the well-being and quality of life for every Pennsylvania resident. CCAP is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2011.