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Volume 14 Issue 20

  October 17, 2019



An e-newsletter of the

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania


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CCAP Newly Elected Workshop and Fall Conference

CCAP's 2019 Newly Elected Officials Workshop and Fall Conference will be held at The Hotel Hershey from Sunday, November 23 to Tuesday, November 26. The Newly Elected Officials Workshop runs 3 p.m. Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday. The 2019 CCAP Fall Conference runs 1 p.m. Sunday through noon Tuesday.

Scheduled conference speakers include Senator Pat Toomey; Lt. Governor John Fetterman; Executive Director of the Pa. Department of Open Records Eric Arneson; and NACo Executive Director Matt Chase.

Other sessions feature a variety of topics including drug trends, local judiciary relationships, jails, connecting with legislators and the media, rural broadband, food security, behavioral health, child welfare succession planning, cyber security, EMS and more.

Visit here for the complete tentative agenda and registration information. The deadline to register and avoid a late fee is 4 p.m. on November 15.


CCAP 2020 CEL Program

CCAP is pleased to present the 2020 Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL) program to help county officials develop a professional culture for county government. 

Strong leadership is essential to county success and future growth. The CEL Program offers county commissioners or council members, chief clerks, county administrators and solicitors in Pennsylvania's 67 counties the opportunity to be immersed in an intensive leadership curriculum which will enhance personal and professional growth. Key county leaders and department heads may apply by providing a written letter of support from their county commissioner/council member.

The program features curriculum including managerial versatility, interpersonal dynamics, crisis communication, media management, problem solving, decision making and more.

The two and a half-day intensive program will be held at the CCAP office in Harrisburg on June 17-19, 2020. Participation is available to one eligible person per county per year, with a maximum of 12 participants per year. Application is required by January 31, 2020 to be considered for participation in the June 2020 session. 

More detailed information and an application are available on the CEL homepage or brochure (PDF) and application

Thank you to our 2020 CEL program sponsors: PCoRP, gold ribbon sponsor; PComp | UC Trust, silver ribbon sponsors; and Cafardi Ferguson Wyrick Weis + Stotler llc (CFWW+S) | Campbell Durrant, P.C., partner sponsors.


Governor's Awards Open for Nominations

Do you have leaders who demonstrate exceptional dedication to improving public services? Nominations for the 2020 Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence, for local government leaders who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to improving public services through innovative projects or initiatives, are now open. Visit here to learn more.


Psychostimulant Symposium

Registration is open for the Pennsylvania Psychostimulant Symposium to be held on November 19, 2019 at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg. 

Learn about the dangers associated with the misuse of psychostimulants while discovering collaborative strategies for protecting communities and preventing widespread stimulant use disorder. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Visit here here for details about continuing education credits, format, audience, and more. 


CDBG Applications Available

The FY 2019 Community Development Block Grant Application Forms and Guidelines are now available. DCED staff will review application forms and guideline changes during the upcoming CD&H Practitioners' Conference at the Community Development Application Submissions session on Monday afternoon. Attendees are encouraged to review the application kit and bring along your questions and concerns. The deadline for applications remains COB November 22, 2019. 


DCNR Outdoor Recreation Plan

The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is accepting public comments on Pennsylvania's next five-year Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan during the month of October.  The plan is used by state agencies, local governments, and other recreation providers to guide outdoor recreation programs, policies and projects.

DCNR is holding two opportunities for public input through online public webinars on October 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Oct. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. Register here through the Outdoor Recreation Plan website. The public can also provide input about the proposed recommendations and actions through an online survey that will be open through October 31, 2019. A final draft of the plan will be available for public review in January. 


HOME Applications Available

The 2019 HOME Application Forms and Guidelines are now available. The Pennsylvania HOME Program is a federally funded program that provides municipalities with grant and loan assistance to expand and preserve the supply of decent and affordable housing for low- and very low-income Pennsylvanians. The deadline to submit HOME applications will be COB December 19, 2019. 


Urban Agriculture Grants Approved

Governor Tom Wolf recently announced the approval of $500,000 in Urban Agriculture Grants to fund 28 projects that will help build urban ag infrastructure while providing opportunities for entrepreneurship and community-building throughout the state. In July of this year, Governor Wolf signed Act 40 to create the Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program, part of the state's first-ever Pennsylvania Farm Bill, which provides both microgrants, for one-time projects or single applicants and up to $2,500 in funding, and macro grants, for projects that demonstrate cooperative or regional efforts with multiple partners and up to $50,000 in funding. The $500,000 in total urban agriculture grant funding will benefit 28 projects in Allegheny, Butler, Erie, Lawrence, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties. For more information on the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, visit


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 membership. 

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.



17  Myths, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings, State College

17  Defensive Driving Course, State College

22  Myths, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings, Scranton

24  KEYS: The Most Difficult HR Problems Faced by Counties, CCAP Office

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 Township

Email Linda Rosito or call (800) 895-9039 x 3328 or (717) 736-4728 with questions or to request additional copies of GLIMPSE.


CCAP Events

For a complete listing of upcoming events refer to the CCAP website.


NACo Webinars

Registration 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


Job Postings

To submit a county job posting, refer to the CCAP Job Postings webpage, where you'll find the jobs below and possibly others posted since the preparation of this e-newsletter.

For additional information on submitting a job posting contact Mandi Glantz.

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