|The Commissioners ensure compliance with provisions of the County Code and are granted authority to establish the annual county operating budget, approve expenditure of county dollars, authorize all county government contracts and manage all county properties and buildings. The functions of the Commissioners also include delivery of public services, regional planning and economic development, finance and budget management, and personnel administration. Under Pennsylvania law, the Commissioners also serve as members of various specialized boards such as the Board of Elections, Salary Board, Prison Board and Retirement Board.
The Commissioners appoint the Chief Clerk and other administrative staff to manage the daily operations of County government and to serve the public through an array of county services. The Commissioners have implemented a Performance-Based Management initiative that drives the allocation of resources toward areas of excellence and encourages objective benchmarking across County operations.
(Left to Right) Gary Eichelberger, Secretary; Barbara Cross, Chairman;
Jim Hertzler, Vice-Chairman