Committee Interest

Do you want a voice in creating CCAP policy?

If so, complete the form linked below so that you may be considered for an appointment to one of the CCAP committees for 2019. You will have to log into the site before filling out the form. Please indicate your first choice with the First Choice dropdown menu and your second choice with the Second Choice dropdown menu. Only one person from a county may serve in a voting capacity on a particular committee. Please indicate your area of interest on the committees listed below and submit the form online with your interests. Committee appointments will be made by the incoming CCAP President, Kathi Cozzone. You will be notified of your appointment prior to the Fall Conference in November. The descriptions of the various committees are listed below for your information. For a list of current committee members, visit the CCAP Boards and Committees page.

 

CCAP Committee Interest Form
Note: You must be logged in before accessing the form.

 

 

 Committees

 

Following is a brief explanation of CCAP committee duties.

Committees typically meet 3-4 times per year, usually at CCAP conferences to reduce out-of-county time. For meetings not held in conjunction with CCAP conferences, voting members’ reasonable travel/hotel expenses are reimbursed.

 

Academy for Excellence in County Government
Responsible for development of curriculum and related policy matters for the CCAP Academy for Excellence in County Government.
Staff Liaison: Mandi Glantz, Director of Member and Vendor Relations

Agriculture Committee
Responsible for coordinating policy between the Community and Economic Development Committee and the Energy, Environment and Land Use Committee as it relates to issues having an impact on the agriculture community.
Staff liaison: Melissa Anese, Government Relations Associate

Assessment and Taxation Committee
Responsible for development and advocacy of county tax reform and assessment legislation, and matters impacting county taxation and finance such as clean and green and other revenue matters.
Staff Liaison: Lisa Schaefer, Director of Government Relations

Behavioral Health Task Force
Responsible for development of a plan and making recommendations on issues concerning veterans in the criminal justice system, structures for inmate qualification for health insurance, availability of diversion programs at the local level, capacity for community behavioral health treatment services, the role of crisis intervention, staff training, potential for regionalization of critical service beds, risk management considerations, use of assessment tools and the use of the data to drive placement decisions.
Staff liaison: Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director

Committee on County Criminal Justice System Best Practices for the 21st Century
The objective of the 21st Century Committee is to review the recommendations contained in the final Prison Overcrowding Task Force Report, and develop a strategy for implementation, policy initiatives, possible additional grant funding, and state funding for county jail building/expansion projects. Additionally, members of this committee promote and assist with the annual best practices awards.
Staff liaison: Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director

Community and Economic Development Committee
To enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Pennsylvania through the development, implementation and encouragement of public policies which seek to balance economic growth and environmental protection by: promoting economic development; preserving natural resources; planning for growth while maintaining the character and charm of urban, suburban and rural communities; and encouraging cooperation between all levels of government-- federal, state, county and local-- and with all constituencies-- education, business, labor, etc.
Staff Liaison: Melissa Anese, Government Relations Associate

County Governance Committee
Responsible for development and advocacy of all legislation relating to county governance (including the County Code), and all general legislation and regulations not covered by other standing or ad hoc specialized committees.
Staff Liaison: Douglas E. Hill, Executive Director

Courts and Corrections Committee
Responsible for development, consideration, and advocacy of all legislation and regulations relating to county jails and judicial issues.
Staff Liaison: Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director

Elections Reform Committee
Responsible for reviewing election issues and developing CCAP policy on election reform.
Staff Liaison: Douglas E. Hill, Executive Director

Energy, Environment and Land Use Committee
Responsible for development, consideration, and advocacy of all legislation and regulations relating to county environmental issues.
Staff Liaison: Lisa Schaefer, Director of Government Relations

Human Services Committee
Responsible for consideration, development, and advocacy of all legislation, regulations, and other policy matters relating to existing and proposed county human services programs.
Staff Liaison: Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director

Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
Responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on county provision of and participation in services offered to active military and veterans, training and information for CCAP membership, outreach to active military and veterans and public education.
Staff Liaison: Douglas E. Hill, Executive Director

Resolutions Committee
Responsible for receiving proposed resolutions from members and from CCAP committees, comparing them for consistency with the CCAP mission, and preparing them for consideration by the delegates to the Annual Conference.
Staff Liaison: Douglas E. Hill, Executive Director

Technology Committee
Responsible for development, consideration, anticipation, and advocacy of improved technology use and access for CCAP and the counties, including review and collaboration with other CCAP committees on technology policy development, application development, e-commerce, training, and technology purchasing.
Staff Liaison: Rita Reynolds, Chief Information Officer