Lancaster County Commissioner- Elected, January 2008-Present Elected by the citizens of Lancaster County to develop policies and procedures, oversee mandated services and 1,700+ employees and manage $250,000,000 budget. Essential Involvement: Board of Commissioners (Chairman), Lancaster County Prison Board (Chairman), Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee (MPO, Chairman), National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice & Public Safety Committee, County Commissioners Association of PA (CCAP) Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Republican County Commissioners Caucus (Chairman), CCAP Criminal Justice System Best Practices Committee (Chairman), CCAP Assessment & Taxation Committee, CCAP Human Services Committee, PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, Governor Tom Corbett’s Local Government Advisory Committee (appointed), many other advisory boards.Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center, Director, April 1994 – April 2007Responsible for providing a safe and secure environment, maintaining the health and welfare of the residents and staff, as well as providing accountability for staff interaction, implementation of programs and policy, and ensuring serviceability of a 72-bed juvenile detention and 24-bed emergency shelter-care facility. Essential involvement: Juvenile Detention Center Association of PA (JDCAP, Vice-President), Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency Detention Steering Committee.Contracted Security Specialist with Behavioral Interventions, Inc., May 2000 December 2008Licensed Realtor, 1997- PresentEDUCATION Millersville University, Millersville, PA B.A., Sociology/Criminal Justice; Minor: Athletic CoachingInstitute of Real Estate Studies, Carlisle, PA Lancaster Catholic High School, Lancaster, PA HONORS Six-time winner of the County of Lancaster’s Spirit of Good Government Award, Two-time All-American football player for Millersville University, National and State High School Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, Lancaster Catholic Athletic Hall of Honor, PIAA District III Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, Lancaster-Lebanon League Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame (Susquehanna Valley Chapter) 2006 & 2008 JDCAP President’s Award WinnerOTHER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT / VOLUNTEERGene A Carpenter Football Foundation (2006-Present), Board of DirectorsDedicated to raising money to enhance scholarships and facilities for the Millersville University Football team.
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