About Us

The City of Harrisburg is assisted by groups of citizens in many ways, such as setting policy, settling disputes, aiding fellow citizens and planning for the future.

These groups include boards, commissions, committees, councils, corporations, authorities, agencies, etc. The Boards and Commissions involve residents of the City of Harrisburg who volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of the community.

Community service is a rewarding experience. If you are interested in appointment by Mayor Eric Papenfuse in an area where your expertise and commitment will make a difference, please review the board and commission listings below and submit an application for consideration.

For more information, contact the City Helpdesk by dialing 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040.

Frequently Asked Questions

DO BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS GET PAID FOR THEIR DUTIES?

A majority of boards and commissions are volunteer position so members do not receive compensation for their duties. However, depending on the board or commission, members may be reimbursed for expenses, including travel incurred in discharge of their duties.

WHAT TIME COMMITMENT IS EXPECTED OF A BOARD MEMBER?

Time commitment varies depending on the board or commission. Most boards and commissions meet quarterly, while others meet monthly or semi-annually. Additionally, board members must be able to dedicate time outside of meetings to do reading, research, etc.

DO I NEED TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF HARRISBURG TO BE QUALIFIED FOR A BOARD OR COMMISSION POSITION?

Yes, all appointive officers in the service of the City of Harrisburg who are employed as to a Board or Commission shall be citizens of the United States and residents of the City of Harrisburg for at least one year immediately preceding their appointment.

Boards & Commissions

The following boards and commissions have been created by ordinance:
  1. (1) Audit Committee (Ordinance 6-2007). [Added 4-9-2013 by Ord. No. 3-2013]
  2. (2) Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals (Building Code Board of Appeals: Ordinance 1-1972; Housing Code Board of Appeals: Ordinance 48-1979; merged by Ordinance 15-1995).
  3. (3) Business Revolving Loan Committee (Ordinance 11-1987).
  4. (4) Cable Regulation Board (Ordinance 4-1994).
  5. (5) Electrical Code Advisory and Licensing Board (Ordinance 18-1994).
  6. (6) (Reserved)[1] Editor’s Note: Former Subsection A(6), Fire Civil Service Commission, was superseded 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 12-2014. See now Subsection A(17) and Ch. 2-513.
  7. (7) Harrisburg Board of Health (Ordinance 33-1979).
  8. (8) Harrisburg Property Reinvestment Board (Ordinance 26-1979, as amended Ordinance 3-1983; Ordinance 16-1989).
  9. (9) Historical Architectural Review Board (Ordinance 13-1974, as amended Ordinance 14-1986).
  10. (10) Human Relations Commission (Ordinance 6-1983, as amended and reenacted).
  11. (11) License and Tax Appeal Board (Ordinance 1-1971).
  12. (12) Planning Commission (Ordinance 3-1970).
  13. (13) Plumbing Board (Ordinance 2-1972, as amended).

The City has created the following authorities pursuant to the cited statutes:

  1. (1) Broad Street Market Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[3] (Ordinance 35-1978; Ordinance 22-1981, as amended).[3]Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
  2. (2) Capital Area Regional Solid Waste Authority. Municipality Authorities Act (Ordinance 30-1986).
  3. (3) Capital Area Transit Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[4] (Ordinance 6-1973). Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
  4. (4) The Harrisburg Authority.[5] Originally created by Ordinance 66-1957 as the Harrisburg Sewerage Authority under the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[6] (Ordinance 2-1990).[5]Editor’s Note: The name of this authority was changed to “Capital Region Water Authority” 2-25-2014 by Ord. No. 3-2014.[6]Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
  5. (5) Harrisburg Housing Authority. Housing Authorities Law, Act of May 28, 1937, P.L. 955, as amended, 35 P.S. § 1541 et seq. (Resolution 110-1937).
  6. (6) Harrisburg Parking Authority. The Parking Authorities Act, Act of June 5, 1947, as amended, 53 P.S. § 344 et seq.[7](Ordinance 13-1972).[7]Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5501 et seq.
  7. (7) Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority. Urban Redevelopment Law, Act of May 24, 1945, P.L. 991, as amended, 35 P.S. § 1701 et seq. (Resolution 57-1949).
  8. (8) Job Development Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[8] (Ordinance 30-1990) [8] Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
  9. (9) Leasing Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.[9](Ordinance 7-1986).[9]Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.

Audit Committee (Ordinance 6-2007). Editor’s Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).

The Audit Committee (hereinafter “the Committee”) shall provide independent review and oversight of the City’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors.  In effectively carrying out its duties and responsibilities, the Committee will help ensure that the City properly develops and adheres to a sound system of internal controls, and utilizes procedures to objectively assess the City’s accounting and auditing practices.  Additionally, the Committee will help ensure that the independent auditors, through the independent audit, objectively assess the government’s financial reporting practices.

The Committee shall be comprised of five (5) voting members, who are appointed by Council, and the Chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee of City Council or his or her designee, who shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Committee.

Terms on the Committee shall be for five years and shall be staggered.

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Brian Ostella (Res 41-2014)/April 9, 2018

William Shambach (Res 30-2012)/September 15, 2017

Alex Reber (Res 11-2014)/February 25, 2019

TWO VACANCIES

Broad Street Market Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq. Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq. (Ordinance 35-1978; Ordinance 22-1981, as amended).

The said Authority shall exist for the purpose of assuming management responsibilities for the Market, in improve, maintain, operate in a manner consistent with traditional market operations and to perform such other duties as the Mayor and Council may assign to it.

The power of the Authority shall be exercised by a governing body to be called the “Board” which shall be composed of five members; one member shall serve for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for five years from the January first next succeeding the date of incorporation or amendment… The Mayor, with Council’s approval, is to appoint five members of the Board.

No member appointments made

Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals (Building Code Board of Appeals: Ordinance 1-1972; Housing Code Board of Appeals: Ordinance 48-1979; merged by Ordinance 15-1995).

The Mayor, with the advice and consent of Council, shall appoint a Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals of the City of Harrisburg (hereinafter “Board”) to hear appeals from orders in the form of written notices to comply with the Building Code, Mechanical Code, Housing Code, Electrical Code, Plumbing Code, Property Maintenance Code, Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Fuel Gas Code, Existing Building Code, Uniform Construction Code, rent withholding ordinances and codified regulations promulgated under the authority of such enactments issued by the Codes Administrator, or his or her designee, and to perform such other duties as the Mayor or Council may assign it. The initial membership of the Board shall consist of those residents of the City of Harrisburg who currently serve at the pleasure of the Mayor as members of the Housing Code Board of Appeals and whose terms shall expire at the time said terms would have expired had the Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals not been created. Editor’s Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).

Each of the current members shall serve until a successor is appointed. Thereafter, the membership of the Board shall consist of five residents of the City, each of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor for a term of three years; each member shall serve until a successor is appointed.

 

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Dena Rockoff (Res 2-2013)/February 12, 2016

Howard Parker (Res 14-2012)/May 1, 2015

Glen Dunbar (Res 71-2015)/November 10, 2020

Edward Wenger (Res 67-2016)/September 28, 2019

Business Revolving Loan Committee (Ordinance 11-1987).

The Revolving Loan Program (RLP) is an economic development tool, funded through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Fund.

The City of Harrisburg, Office of Business and Industrial Development (OBID), is responsible for the development, administration and implementation of the Revolving Loan Program.

No member appointments made

Cable Regulation Board (Ordinance 4-1994).

The Board shall regulate basic service rates in accordance with the substantive and procedural provisions of the Cable Act of 1992 and any applicable state law or regulations or local ordinances.

There is hereby created a Cable Regulation Board (“Board”) to be composed of five individuals as follows:

[Amended 11-23-1999 by Ord. No. 50-1999]

(1) A member of City Council or a representative thereof, to be appointed as Council shall determine.

(2) The Mayor or the Mayor’s designee.

(3) Three residents of the City, one of whom shall be appointed by City Council and two of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council.

Each member of the Board shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority or for a term of three years, whichever is shorter, and shall serve until a successor is appointed; provided, however, that the initial term of the two new members shall be for two and three years, respectively. Notwithstanding the above, each member shall serve until a replacement is confirmed.

 

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

William Cologie/December 31, 2009

Capital Area Regional Solid Waste Authority. Municipality Authorities Act (Ordinance 30-1986).

To acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain, operate, own and lease, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, projects of the following kind and character: (1) facilities and equipment for the collection, removal or disposal of ashes, garbage, rubbish and other refuse materials by incineration, land fill or other methods; (2) steam heating plants and distribution systems; (3) incinerator plants; (4) facilities to produce steam which is used by the Authority or is sold on a contract basis for industrial or similar use or on a sale-for-resale basis to one or more entities authorized to sell steam to the public, provided that such facilities have been approved by resolution or ordinance adopted by the governing body of the municipality or municipalities organizing such Authority and that the approval does not obligate the taxing power of the municipality in any way; and (5) facilities for generating surplus electric power which are related to incinerator plants …

The members of the Board of the Authority shall be seven in number and shall be apportioned as follows:

City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania:  3

Township of Hamden, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania: 2

Township of Susquehanna, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania: 2

No member appointments made

Capital Area Transit Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq. Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq. (Ordinance 6-1973).

CAT is organized under the Municipality Authorities Act, pursuant to which members shall be appointed by the “governing Bodies” of the incorporating municipalities

The City of Harrisburg shall appoint two members to the Board of the Capital Area Transit Authority (CAT); such appointment shall be made by the Mayor with advice and consent of Council

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION:

Richard Kotz (Res 56-2016)/Until Successor is appointed

Bruce Weber (Res 39-2017/Until Successor is appointed

Dauphin County Tax Collection Committee

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Bruce Weber (Res 28-2015)/N/A

Hillary Greene (Res 28-2015) Alternate/N/A

Mike Hughes (Previous Appointee)/N/A

Susan Brown-Wilson (Previous Appointee)/N/A

Electrical Code Advisory and Licensing Board (Ordinance 18-1994).

There shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of Council, upon the recommendation of the Bureau of Codes Enforcement, an examining board to be known as the Electrical Code Advisory and Licensing Board (“Licensing Board”). The Licensing Board shall determine the fitness of applicants for license and shall investigate and report on all proposed suspensions or revocations of licenses. All appointments by the Mayor shall be confirmed or rejected by Council within 30 days of the date of the appointment, or the appointment shall be deemed approved. The Mayor shall appoint a Board member within 90 days of the occurrence of a vacancy. If the Mayor does not act on a vacancy within such time, the authority to appoint said member shall vest with Council; provided, however, that each member shall serve until a successor is appointed.

[Ord. No. 18-1994; amended 6-15-1999 by Ord. No. 15-1999]

 

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Dudley Smith, Jr./April 1, 2010

Environmental Advisory Council

Ordinance No. 4 of 2004, passed by City Council on March 23, 2004, establishing an Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) for the purpose of overseeing, discussing and disseminating information on environmental issues in the City, and in part, such issues related to the Harrisburg Materials, Energy, Recycling and resource Facility (HMERRF), Transfer Station, Recycling Facilities and landfills

The EAC shall consist of five volunteer members, of which three are appointed by the Mayor and two are to be appointed by Council

 

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

 

Rafiyqa Muhammad (Mayoral)/February 12, 2016 (Res. 5-2013)

Harrisburg Board of Health (Ordinance 33-1979).

The Board of Health, so appointed, shall have all power and authority and perform the duties now or hereafter conferred and prescribed by law upon Boards of Health of cities. Further, the Board will serve as an advisory panel to the Mayor, Council and the Health Officer. The Board of Health shall function as a Board of Review of the administrative decisions of the Health Officer and his/her employees.

The Board shall be composed of five members who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of Council. The members of the Board of Health shall be residents of the City, except in the case of physicians, who shall be residents of or have an office in the City.

No member appointments made

Harrisburg Civil Service Commission

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Ellis Roy/December 9, 2016

Dena Rockoff/December 9, 2017

Kelly Summerford/December 9, 2018

The Harrisburg Authority. Originally created by Ordinance 66-1957 as the Harrisburg Sewerage Authority under the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq. Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq. (Ordinance 2-1990). (Capital Region Water)

The purpose of the Authority shall be: to engage in acquiring, holding, constructing, financing, improving, maintaining and operating, owning, and leasing projects of the kind and character contemplated by law for a general purpose authority, as authorized and permitted by, and also as limited by, provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act…

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Marc Kurowski (Res 135-2014) January 4, 2019

William Cluck (Res 45-2010)/January 4, 2015

Crystal Skotedis (Res 136-2014)/January 4, 2017

Darryl S. Waters (Res 134-2014)/January 4, 2016

Garvey Pressley Jr. (Res. 31-2016)/January 4, 2018

Harrisburg Housing Authority. Housing Authorities Law, Act of May 28, 1937, P.L. 955, as amended, 35 P.S. § 1541 et seq. (Resolution 110-1937).

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

James Jackson/January 4, 2010

Maria Solomon (Res 48-2014)/April 22, 2019

Emily Leader (Res 47-2014)/April 22, 2019

Mattie Watson (Res 43-2014)/June 10, 2019

Taneisha Williams (Res 44-2014)/June 10, 2019

Lavelle Muhammad (Res 42-2014)/June 10, 2019

The Harrisburg Parking Authority was created pursuant to the provisions of the Parking Authority Law of June 5, 1947, P.L. 458 and by passage of Harrisburg City Ordinance 13-1972 on September 26, 1972. Since incorporation the Authority has had a separate existence with purposes and powers as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and in the Act. It is considered by law to be an instrumentality, not of the municipality which incorporated it, but of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is, in effect, a separate corporation formed for public purposes.

The Board of Directors is the governing body under whose guidance and control the affairs of the Authority are carried out. The role of the Board is to review and approve policy matters, to oversee management, to appraise its performance and to counsel the Chief Executive. The Board of Directors of the Authority is set at five in number, the majority of whom must be residents of the City. The members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor for five year terms, each term expiring June 1 on successive years. Members receive no compensation for their services.

No member appointments made

Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority. Urban Redevelopment Law, Act of May 24, 1945, P.L. 991, as amended, 35 P.S. § 1701 et seq. (Resolution 57-1949).

Members/Terms­­

Dan C. Leppo (Chairman)/09/01/14 to 09/30/18

Michael R. Wilson (Vice-Chairman)/09/01/14 to 09/30/15

Crystal R. Baxter (Secretary)/09/01/14 to 09/30/19

Nichole L. Proctor (Treasurer)/09/01/14 to 09/30/17

Dwan L. Lee (Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer)/09/01/14 to 09/30/16

Harrisburg Property Reinvestment Board (Ordinance 26-1979, as amended Ordinance 3-1983; Ordinance 16-1989).

This chapter establishes a blighted property review committee, which shall be known and may be referred to as the “Harrisburg Property Reinvestment Board,” hereinafter termed the “Board.”

The Board shall consist of five members, as follows:

  1. One City Council member appointed by the President of City Council;
  2. The Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Harrisburg or designee;
  3. One member of the Harrisburg City Planning Commission, as appointed by the Commission’s Chairperson;
  4. The Director of Building and Housing Development or designee; and
  5. One member designated by the Mayor.

No member appointments made

Historical Architectural Review Board (Ordinance 13-1974, as amended Ordinance 14-1986).

A Board of Historical Architectural Review, identified as the Harrisburg Historical Architectural Review Board (hereinafter “Board” or “HARB”), is hereby established and shall be composed of seven members, appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of Council, one of whom shall be a registered architect, one a licensed real estate broker and one the Codes Administrator of the City or designee. Four additional persons with a knowledge of and interest in the preservation of the Historic District, and who reside therein, shall be appointed. All members of the Board shall be residents of, or own real estate located in, the City during their membership. The Deputy Director for Planning or his/her representative shall provide staff services to the Board. The initial terms of the first seven members shall be as follows: two shall be appointed for one year, three for two years, and two for three years. Their successors shall serve for terms of three years. Board members failing to attend three consecutive meetings shall forfeit their membership, unless the Chairperson of the Board receives written notification from the member involved that the absence was due to personal illness or the death or illness of an immediate family member. Should any Board member fail to attend three consecutive meetings without providing the notification set forth above, the Chairperson of the Board, or the City representative (if the absent member is the Chairperson), shall notify the Mayor and City Council of a vacancy on the Board by virtue of said member’s unauthorized absences. Any member of the Board who shall cease to qualify as a member as herein set forth during his/her term of membership shall immediately create a vacancy on the Board. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term so vacated.

Neil Heffelfinger (Res 10-2017)/September 25, 2018

Art Emerick (Res 56-2014)/September 24, 2016

Camille Bennett (Res 55-2014)/September 24, 2017

April Rucker (Res 46-2014)/September 24, 2015

AJ Knee (Res 68-2016)/September 24, 2017

Trina Gribble (Res 63-2014)/September 24, 2017

Jeremiah Chamberlin (Res 66-2016)/September 28, 2019

Human Relations Commission (Ordinance 6-1983, as amended and reenacted).

The Commission shall consist of nine members, eight of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor as provided below, and one of whom shall be appointed by City Council by resolution. The Mayor shall appoint or reappoint a Commissioner within 90 days of the occurrence of a vacancy or the expiration of a term of a member. If the Mayor does not act on a vacancy or expired term within 90 days, Council may appoint a person by resolution to fill such vacancy. Should the Council fail to make its appointment within 90 days of the occurrence of a vacancy or the expiration of the term of its member, the Mayor may nominate a citizen to fill the vacancy.

The Mayor shall, with the advice and consent of Council, appoint the members from a broadly representative cross section of the racial, ethnic and economic groups of the City. Members shall be residents of the City. Members may be reappointed. Persons appointed and qualified as Commissioners shall serve for a term of three years; provided, however, that in making the first appointments to the Commission three members shall be appointed for a term of one year each, three members shall be appointed for terms of two years each, and three members shall be appointed for terms of three years each.

 

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

 

Russ Boggs expiration 11-9-19
Josh Grubbs expiration 11-9-19
Shaashawn Dial Snowden expiration 11-9-19

Job Development Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq. Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq. (Ordinance 30-1990).

The purpose of the Authority is to increase and retain jobs in the City of Harrisburg, and strengthen the economic base of the City through the establishment of a Surety Bonding Assistance Program (BAP) to assist minority and small businesses obtain surety bonding. The Authority may also provide contract advance and working capital loans for firms in the BAP to assure successful completion of assisted contracts and continued existence/growth of such firms, and any other assistance incidental to the success of the program.

The Authority shall be governed by a five member board of directors who, except for the initial members appointed, shall serve for a term of three years. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by majority vote of the members of City Council. City residence shall be a condition precedent to appointment; no member may continue to serve if city residence is terminated.

No member appointments made

Leasing Authority. Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq. Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq. (Ordinance 7-1986).

The purposes of the Authority are to acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain and operate, own and lease either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, projects of the kind and character authorized by the provisions of the Act, and to sell, lease as lessor, transfer and dispose of any property or interests therein at any time acquired by the Authority.

No member appointments made

License and Tax Appeal Board (Ordinance 1-1971).

There is hereby created the License and Tax Appeal Board, which shall have the powers set forth in this chapter and whose membership shall consist of three residents of the City who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council. Their terms of office shall be three years and shall be so fixed that the term of office of one member shall expire each year. The Board shall promptly notify the Mayor of any vacancies which occur. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term. Members of the Board shall hold no other office in the City. At least one member of the Board shall be a certified public accountant.

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Staci Basore (Resolution 93-2014)/November 12, 2017

Evelyn Hunt (Resolution 91-2014)/September 23, 2017

Dan A. Schulder (Resolution 92-2014)/October 14, 2017

Loan Review Committee

The Mayor’s Office of Equal Economic Opportunity (MOEEO) is responsible for the development, administration and implementation of the Community Development Block Grant Revolving Loan Program (RLP). The RLP provides low-interest financing to firms in the City which will in turn strengthen existing jobs, create new employment opportunities, stabilize or increase the tax base, and increase private investment. Funding for the RLP can be appropriated only by the action of Council.

The committee of five members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council, consisting of two representatives of the community and three representatives of the business community. The LRC will reflect the demographic makeup of the community at large. Term of office shall be three years. Terms of office shall be staggered.

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

David Riley/February 2016

Joshua Robertson/February 2016

Brittany Brock/February 2016

Planning Commission (Ordinance 3-1970).

There is hereby created a Planning Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247 of July 31, 1968, P.L. 805, as amended, 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.

The Planning Commission hereby created shall have seven members, to be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council, in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Code. Editor’s Note: See Title 2, Administrative Code.

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Joseph Alsberry (Res 27-2014)/March 31, 2016

Vern McKissick (Res 26-2016)/March 32, 2020

Shaun E. O’Toole (Res 69-2015)/April 1, 2019

Ronnie G. Shaeffer (Res 30-2014)/March 31, 2016

Jamesetta E Reed (Res 28-2014)/June 10, 2017

Anne Marek (Res 29-2014)/June 10, 2017

Ausha Green (Res 89-2015)/October 27, 2019

Plumbing Board (Ordinance 2-1972, as amended).

There is hereby established a Board of Plumbing which, for administrative purposes, is assigned to the Department of Building and Housing Development. The Board shall consist of five members, one a professional engineer, one a master plumber, one a journeyman plumber, one a lay member and one an employee of the City serving in the Department of Building and Housing Development. The member of the Board required to be a lay member shall be a resident of the City. Each technical member of the Board shall have at least five years’ experience in his or her respective field. Board members shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall be confirmed or rejected by Council within 30 days of the date of the appointment, or the appointment shall be deemed approved. The Mayor shall appoint a Board member within 90 days of the occurrence of a vacancy. If the Mayor does not act on a vacancy within such time, the authority to appoint said member shall vest with Council; provided, however, that each member shall serve until a successor is appointed. Each member of the Board shall serve for a term of three years commencing from the date of appointment, except that two persons initially appointed to the Board shall be chosen for the term of three years, two for a term of two years, and one for a term of one year.

No member appointments made

Susquehanna Airport Regional Authority

The Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority is the governing authority of Harrisburg International Airport, Capital City Airport, Franklin County Regional Airport and Gettysburg Regional Airport in south-central Pennsylvania.

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Ryan Grigsby (Res 67-2014)/January 5, 2017

Ryan Patterson (Res 90-2015)/January 5, 2020

Tax Appeal Board (Ordinance 5-101)

There is hereby created the License and Tax Appeal Board, which shall have the powers set forth in this chapter and whose membership shall consist of three residents of the City who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council. Their terms of office shall be three years and shall be so fixed that the term of office of one member shall expire each year. The Board shall promptly notify the Mayor of any vacancies, which occur. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term. Members of the Board shall hold no other office in the City. At least one member of the Board shall be a Certified Public Accountant.

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Evelyn Hunt (Res 91-2014)/September 23, 2019

Dan A. Schulder (Res 92-2014)/October 14, 2017

Staci Basore (Res 93-2014)/November 12, 2017

Youth Commission (Ordinance 8-1978).

The purpose of the Youth Commission shall be to advise the City government on all matters pertaining to youth in the City and to offer recommendations on issues of concern to our youth.

The Youth Commission shall consist of 11 residents of the City who shall be between the ages of 13 and 18 inclusive. Commission members reaching the age of 19 during the course of their term shall complete the term to its conclusion.

Commission members shall be students representing the following schools according to the ratio as indicated below:

SchoolStudent Representatives
Harrisburg High & Scitech High Schools4
Harrisburg Charter & Private Schools3
Harrisburg Career Academies4

No member appointments made

Zoning Hearing Board (Ordinance 13-1977).

There is hereby created a Zoning Hearing Board of the City of Harrisburg, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, which shall consist of three members.

MEMBERS/TERM EXPIRATION

Dan Deibler (Res 50-2014)/May 12, 2017

Tom Leonard (Res 51-2014)/June 10, 2017

Danielle Bowers (Res 81-2015)/July 29, 2018

News & Events

News

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    In 2015 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a revised legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees further the purpose of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act aims to protect buyers and renters from seller or landlord discrimination. This obligation to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) has been a requirement of the

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: FRONT STREET FROM WOODBINE TO FORSTER

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