Board Members


2017 Board of Directors

Commissioner Chip Abramovic, Venango County
Jim Becker, Economic Progress Alliance
Commissioner Scott Boyd, Mercer County
Jay Breneman, Erie County Council
Commissioner Steve Craig, Lawrence County
County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, Erie County Executive’s Office
Jim Decker, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry
Dan Gracenin, Mercer County Regional Planning Commission
Alana Mastrian-Handman, Erie County
Commissioner Basil Huffman, Forest County
Commissioner Ben Kafferlin, Warren County
Debbra Kapp, Action Auto Service, Inc., Venango County
Elton Kline, Masonry Contracting Consultant, Forest County
Tom McKinley, Sentinel Onsite Support, Lawrence County
Lizette Olsen, Aware, Inc., Mercer County
John Stroup, Clarion Hospital Foundation, Clarion County
Commissioner Ted Tharan, Clarion County
Commissioner Francis Weiderspahn, Jr., Crawford County
Kimberly Zippie, Commodore Perry High School, Mercer County

Commissioner Francis Weiderspahn, Jr.
, Chairman
Commissioner Basil Huffman, Vice Chair
Debbra Kapp, Secretary
Lizette Olsen, Treasurer


2017 Board Meetings

February 3rd – Lawrence County
April 7th – Venango County
June 2nd – Clarion County
August 4th – Crawford County
October 6th – Erie County (Board Planning Session)
December 1st – Forest County

All board meetings run from 10:00am – Noon.  For more information about the board meetings, please contact Vonda Caldwell at or call 814.677.4800 x104.