Local Elected Officials

Local Elected Official (LEO) Board

The Local Elected Official (LEO) Board consists of one County Commissioner from each of our nine counties. The LEO Board serves, along with the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), as the oversight body and ensures fiscal accountability of the CPWDC. The LEO Board have a crucial role in identifying and appointing the most qualified individuals to serve as members of the WIB.

In order to facilitate collaboration, the LEO Board meets quarterly in conjunction with the WIB.

*Local Elected Official Board Member

Centre County
Steve Dershem*
Chris Exarchos
Michael Pipe

Clinton County
Joel Long
Robert “Pete” Smeltz*
Jeffrey Snyder

Columbia County
Dave Kovach*
Rich Ridgway
Chris Young

Lycoming County
Ernest Larson
Tony Mussare*
Jeff Wheeland

Mifflin County
Kevin Kodish
Otis Riden*
Mark Sunderland

Montour County
Trevor Finn*
Jack Gerst
Jerry Ward

Northumberland County
Stephen Bridy
Vinny Clausi
Richard Shoch*

Snyder County
Malcolm Derk*
Joe Kantz
Peggy Chamberlain Roup

Union County
Preston Boop
John Mathias*
John Showers