The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) elected their 2024 officers and presented seven county government awards during its 137th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center August 6-9.
During the conference, members of the association elected Michael Rivera, Berks County commissioner, to be their 2024 president. Rivera and other elected officers will begin their terms on January 1, 2024.
Other county officials elected to be leaders of CCAP include Sherene Hess, Indiana County commissioner, first vice president; Joe Kantz, Snyder County commissioner, second vice president; and Julie Wheeler, York County commissioner, treasurer. Albert “Chip” Abramovic, Venango County commissioner and current CCAP president, will serve as the Association’s board chair in 2024.
Elected as district representatives to the CCAP board were: District 1 Representative Tricia Durbin, Warren County Commissioner; District 2 Representative Pat Fabian, Armstrong County commissioner; District 3 Representative Randy Phiel, Adams County commissioner; District 4 Representative Preston Boop, Union County commissioner; District 5 Representative TBD; District 6 Representative Lori Vargo Heffner, Northampton County council member; and District 7 Representative Brian Smith, Wayne County commissioner. Those elected will also begin their terms on January 1, 2024.
CCAP also presented the following awards for excellence and commitment to county government: Commissioner of the Year to George Hartwick, Dauphin County. Chief Clerk / Administrator of the Year to Ronald Seaman, Berks County. Solicitor of the Year to Thomas Wagner, Elk County Friend of County Government to Eric Brewer, Beaver County. Affiliate of the Year to PACHSA Members. Technology and Innovation Award to Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department. President’s Award to Kevin Boozel, Butler County.