Date Posted:Tuesday, November 13, 2018

County Leaders To Gather at CCAP Fall Conference

Leaders from counties in Pennsylvania will meet on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20 at The Hotel Hershey to discuss issues of interest to counties during the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Fall Conference.

On Monday, November 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m. (in the Garden Terrace Ballroom), the Opening General Session will be presided over by CCAP President and Lancaster County Commissioner Dennis Stuckey. The first scheduled speaker, Lisa Soronen, executive director of the State and Local Legal Center, will discuss cases currently being argued in the US Supreme Court and their potential impacts on counties and the commonwealth. Matthew Knittel, director of the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office will then speak about fiscal and demographic trends and the Pennsylvania economy.

On Tuesday, November 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (in the Garden Terrace Ballroom), CCAP will conclude its 2018 Fall Conference with the Closing General Session featuring Matthew Baker, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region III, discussing the role of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Also, Corrections Secretary John Wetzel will discuss contraband efforts and veterans units opened in the state correctional institutions.
Media representatives are invited to attend the Opening General Session and the Closing General Session. Please contact Ken Kroski, CCAP Director of Media and Public Relations (717) 576-5372 ( to receive a media pass. Ken may be reached on-site at the conference using the same phone number.

For media attending these sessions, please note the question and answer portion of any presentation is for CCAP conference attendees only. Speakers may, at their discretion, make themselves available to the media following the session for questions and interviews, which should be arranged independently with their scheduling offices. CCAP suggests that you make pre-arrangements for any special audiovisual/technology needs directly with The Hotel Hershey.
The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is the voice of county government; a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. CCAP members include county commissioners, council members, county executives, administrators, chief clerks and solicitors. County governments are responsible for a wide variety of critical issues, including provision of human services (i.e., mental health, intellectual disabilities, juvenile justice, children and youth, long-term care, drug and alcohol services, housing) to people in need in our communities. In addition, counties are responsible for emergency management and 911 services, administration of the courts and corrections system, elections, maintenance of county bridges, and the county property assessment rolls, and also are involved in environmental and land use planning, protection of open space and community and economic development. CCAP strengthens the counties’ abilities to govern their own affairs and improve the well-being and quality of life for every Pennsylvania resident. It advocates for favorable state and federal legislation, programs and policies on behalf of counties. CCAP is committed to service excellence through education, information, insurance, technology and other programs that support effective county government. Founded in 1886, CCAP is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties. For more information about Pennsylvania counties and CCAP, log on to and visit CCAP’s Twitter page @PACountiesGR.