Announced as Successor to Doug Hill
Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has announced the
selection of Lisa Schaefer as the Association's new executive
director. Lisa, who has been CCAP's director of government relations
for nearly nine years, will succeed current executive director Doug
Hill, who earlier this year announced his plans to retire at the end
Pennsylvania are fortunate to begin a new era of leadership with Lisa
Schaefer at the helm of CCAP, our statewide association," stated
CCAP President and Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone.
"Lisa has proven to have the skills, respect and vision to
continue to move counties forward as we work to enhance the lives of
residents throughout Pennsylvania."
As CCAP's director
of government relations, Lisa has been instrumental with helping to lead
the organization through numerous issues and enhancements. Prior to
coming to CCAP, Lisa was part of the government relations staff at
the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and has worked as a
staffer in the state Senate. She holds a bachelor's degree in English
from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Public Administration
from Shippensburg University, and also is a Certified Public Manager.
Lisa will assume
the title of acting executive director appointee on September 1, then
transition to executive director on December 1. Doug will assume
emeritus status after that until his retirement on December 31, 2019.
He leaves with nearly 36 years of service as CCAP's executive
2019 Forensic Conference
CCAP and the PA
Department of Human Services will present the "2019 Forensic
Conference - Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System -
Understanding Options and Opportunities," on Thursday, October
31, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.
A special showcase event also will take place on Wednesday, October
30, 6 - 8 p.m.
The conference will include presentations by those with lived
experience, dealing with mental health issues while engaged in the
criminal justice system, table top exercise sessions for county team
development and presentations by counties and top state cabinet
officials. It will encourage local collaboration in addressing the
need for forensic services at the county level. Continuing education
credits may be available.
Counties are encouraged to send teams of up to six which may include
county judges, commissioners and council members, jail
administrators, district attorneys and public defenders, mental
health administrators, and local law enforcement officials.
Register here by Friday, October 4. Please have the
names and titles of those planning to attend ready when you register.
Registrations processed individually in our system do not qualify for
the discounted rate.
The cost to attend the conference is $50/person or $250 for six
attendees, a discount of $50. Overnight accommodations will be the
responsibility of the attendee. We have secured a room block at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center for the
evening of Wednesday, October 30. Our group rate is $119/night for a
standard guest room. Please reference group code FSCA19B when making
your reservations. You can call the Penn Stater direct at (800)
233-7505 or visit their website to make your reservations. Hotel
reservations must be made no later than Monday, September 30 to get
the reduced group rate for the conference.
A poster showcase session will be held on Wednesday,
October 30 from 6 - 8 p.m. Bring your poster that
showcases an event or project that helped move your local justice or
mental health agency toward improved outcomes, and network to
learn what others around the state are doing. We also will have
registration open during this time. Light snacks and refreshments
will be served.
Questions regarding the content of the conference can be directed to Brinda Penyak.
Questions regarding registration can be directed to Lori Dabbondanza.
Substance Abuse Session at
Regional Commission (ARC) is partnering with the National Association
of Counties (NACo) and CCAP to help counties find new, innovative and
holistic approaches to maximize limited resources and effectively
address the substance abuse crisis from all angles. Join fellow
Pennsylvania county leaders as they discuss potential solutions in
the areas of strategic local leadership; prevention and education;
addiction treatment; rehabilitation for justice-involved individuals;
and economic development.
"Strengthening the Local Response to Substance Abuse in
Pennsylvania," is scheduled for Wednesday, September
11, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the CCAP office in Harrisburg.
Registration is limited.
Learning objectives include gathering new or improving existing
initiatives aimed at curbing substance abuse; gaining insight from
fellow county leaders as to what types of program are most effective
in mitigating substance abuse; learning how counties can better lead
local efforts against substance abuse; and acquiring data-based
talking points around substance abuse in Pennsylvania counties. Click here to register.
Veterans Courts Training in
Courts in Pennsylvania: Making the Case for Veterans Courts" is
being presented by Widener Law Commonwealth in Harrisburg on Friday,
September 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is required, but there is no cost to
attend; lunch is included; and CLE credits are available.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd and Pennsylvania
Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli will be delivering keynote
remarks. The event will include a panel featuring county
There are now more than 20 veterans courts in the commonwealth, serving
veterans involved in the justice system due to a substance use disorder,
mental health disorder, or trauma. Veterans treatment courts are part
of more than 100 "problem solving courts" statewide, and
are an innovative and collaborative initiative between the courts,
the district attorneys, the public defenders, the Veterans
Administration, and numerous veterans' agencies. Veterans who
complete their court-supervised programs and graduate may have the
charges that brought them to court dismissed and/or their term of
supervision reduced. In addition, their criminal records may be
expunged. Notably, veterans' treatment courts have a
74 percent successful graduation rate.
The session is presented by Widener Law Commonwealth, CCAP, the
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts Problem Solving Court
division, the Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans' Services, the
Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, the Middle District of
Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Dauphin
County Bar Association.
Be "Prepared, Not
National Preparedness Month and the theme is, "Prepared, Not
Scared." Just as an emergency can affect an entire community,
the entire community is part of the solution when it comes to
preparing for and recovering from an emergency. You can help your community
members be better prepared by encouraging them to participate in the
30 Days/30 Ways campaign, sponsored by the PA Emergency Management
If it is predictable, it is preventable. We know that we get rain,
flooding, power outages, heat, cold, and snow. "Prepared, Not
Scared" focuses on the conscious decision to get started now,
before it's too late. By encouraging your community members to sign
up for 30 Days/30 Ways to be Prepared on your website, through social
media or in your newsletters, you are providing an opportunity for
your constituents to learn simple ways to get started or to continue
on their path to being prepared. From alerts to protecting
belongings, those participating will receive a number tips and
information that can save a life. You can find suggested social media
posts and graphics on our partner promotion page here. You can sign up for the 30 Days/30 Ways to be
PA Automated Vehicle Summit
The 3rd PA
Automated Vehicle Summit will be held September 4-6 at the Kalahari
in the Poconos. This year's Summit will feature keynotes from four
national transportation thought-leaders, a fireside chat with
Secretary Leslie Richards and top federal policymakers on
infrastructure, a panel of AV companies currently testing in
Pennsylvania, a national podcast, and 25 panels with more than 120
experts covering the full range of AV issues facing county and
municipal planners and decision-makers. Visit here for more information and registration.
Welcome New CCAP Associate
FEI Systems has been a specialized provider of
health-related information technology (IT) solutions for over 20
years. Working closely with states, managed care organizations, and
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to deliver
high-quality software for special needs populations, to more than 40
Federal and State governments through more than 80 concurrent
The Sustainable Energy Fund is an independent,
nonprofit 501(c)(3) that assists energy users in overcoming
educational, financial, and regulatory barriers to a sustainable
energy future: a future in which energy is harvested, converted,
distributed, and utilized in a manner that allows all to meet their
energy needs now without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their needs. SEF acts as a program administrator
for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE).
Fall Risk Management Workshops
September is the
start of the fall GLIMPSE - Risk Management Training season. Online registration for the fall workshop is
now available. As a reminder, most of the workshops are FREE to
attend if your county is a member of the sponsoring Insurance
Programs. Please refer to the GLIMPSE Online section the CCAP website for all
the information on topic descriptions, dates, times, locations and
The CCAP Insurance Programs continues to collaborate with the Academy for Excellence in County Government. Please
refer to our website for additional information on co-sponsored
events. These workshops are FREE to current Academy participants.
Defensive Driving Course, Lewisburg
10 Excellent Supervisor Seminar, State College
10 Defensive Driving Course, Scranton
11 Excellent Supervisor Seminar, Scranton
12 KEYS: Onboarding Elected Officials, Cranberry
12 Myths, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings, CCAP
18 Myths, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings,
19 KEYS: Field Worker Safety and Awareness, Harrisburg
24 Excellent Supervisor Seminar, Cranberry Township
27 Prison Medical Management, CCAP Office
1 KEYS: Onboarding Elected Officials, Scranton
3 Safety Workshop, State College
9 KEYS: Onboarding Elected Officials, CCAP
10 KEYS: Onboarding Elected Officials, Lewisburg
16 KEYS: The Most Difficult HR Problems Faced by Counties ,
17 Myths, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings, State
17 Defensive Driving Course, State College
22 Myths, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings,
24 KEYS: The Most Difficult HR Problems Faced by Counties,
30 Annual Producers Meeting, CCAP Office
1 County Risk Managers Council Meeting, CCAP Offices
7 Prison Personnel Workshop, State College
13 County Risk Managers Council Meeting, Cranberry
Email Linda Rosito or
call (800) 895-9039 x 3328 or (717) 736-4728 with questions or to
request additional copies of GLIMPSE.
- PA Cybersecurity Summit, October 7, 2019, Penn
Stater Hotel and Conference Center
- CCAP Newly Elected Officials Workshop and Fall Conference,
November 23-26, 2019, The Hotel Hershey
- CCAP Spring Conference, March 22-24, 2020,
- CCAP Solicitors' Conference, May 15, 2020,
- CCAP County Administration Conference, May
29-30, 2020, Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
- CCAP Annual
Conference, August 16-18, 2020, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
For a complete listing of upcoming events refer to the CCAP website.
is now open for the following NACo webinars:
Recordings of webinars from the past six months are
available. To access these recordings, or for additional details and
course registration information, please visit naco.org.