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Friday, March 13, 2015

Susan Kefover Seeking Another Term As Potter County Commissioner

Susan Kefover
Commissioner Susan Kefover is a candidate for Potter County Commissioner. “I earnestly desire to serve Potter County citizens for another four years bringing the same approach, experience, commitment, and energy to the job. I view our challenges as opportunities for developing greater solutions with greater impact. Providing an atmosphere for collaboration and innovation is important to me, knowing that our people are our greatest asset. I am a member of a larger team in the county. This Board of Commissioners operates strongly in supporting and enabling our various departments to rise to the top as leaders and problem solvers. This has resulted in many “firsts.” From the Natural Gas Task Force Meetings to the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition to Women’s Alternative Incarceration Center to the Specialty Courts and many more, Potter County has continued to be distinguished as a leader in the state and nation,” Kefover stated.

Kefover’s areas of concentration are Human Services (county and state boards) , community and economic development (PA Downtown Committee, Economic Development Committee of County Commissioner’s Association, Chair Coudersport Downtown Committees) regional workforce development, Teen Challenge Committee, and wellness initiatives, presenting county’s wellness programs at the National Association of Counties convention.

The Galeton native is a Lock Haven University graduate, was copy editor for the American Society for Microbiology, and a partner in J.P. Sullivan Distributors before serving as Commissioner (1979 to 1987) with two progressive boards, Harold Howard and Thomas Bowman and Carl Roberts and Thomas Bowman, respectively. Several community housing rehabilitation, infrastructure, economic development, and recreation projects were accomplished as well as the coordination of our Human Services Delivery System.

In 1988 she ran for the United States Senate, winning 57 out of 67 counties in the Democratic primary. In following years she was Executive Director of the Galeton Development Corporation, a Community Development consultant for Adelphia Communications, and a contractor with the Potter County Redevelopment Authority doing the State’s Business Calling Program, (250 interviews with businesses, assessing their needs and fitting them with the appropriate resources). In 2007 she was elected Commissioner and has served for the past two terms.

Former work and service history includes: Senator Rick Santorum’s Economic Development Committee For Western Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Appalachian Capital Alliance Board, Potter County Education Council, Charles Cole Hospital Board of Directors, First Citizens Community Bank Advisory Board (Ulysses), Galeton Borough Council and Water and Sewer Authority, the Galeton Development Corporation, and the Chamber of Commerce. For three years she produced and hosted the TV show “Issues and Answers” in Red Lion, Pa., reaching the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Allentown areas. She was also Editor of the Open Door Tract Ministry, a national outreach to churches, prisons, and individuals, and produced the Radio Spot: 60 Seconds of Hope.

Kefover resides in her hometown of Galeton with her husband Jay of 41 years. She enjoys public speaking, ministry, exercise, decorating, reading, and helping others attain their goals.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Here's the bottom line. We have a good team now and if you don't believe that then ask around. Not a good time to upset that balance.

Anonymous said...

I gotta see jobs. I know they don't create jobs but they gotta at least try to encourage and recruit businesses to be in this region. She gets my vote. But if she can't bring home the bacon for potter county in 4 years she needs to walk away. The only growth I've seen in this region recently is welfare. Come on Susan .

Anonymous said...

I would vote for the three Commissioner's we have now but I am told I can only vote for 2. That is not right. I do not want to pick and choose because I support all 3 who are in office now. I should have the right to vote like that.

Anonymous said...

County Commissioners have limited powers when it comes to "creating jobs." They have done what they could as far as I can see by holding down taxes and working with the economic development organizations and the local Redevelopment Cuthority, Career Link and others. People do not hear the success stories like Truck Light, Zito, Gas Field Specialties and others because nobody brags about them. The last I looked unemployment was about 5.5 percent and anybody who is not too lazy to work or thinks he is better than everyone else can get some kind of a job to at least get by. Anyhow that is not something the County Commissioners have much control over. As I read this announcement I have to say that we should be careful what we promise because of that.

Anonymous said...

I wish she would tell us where the fountain of youth is! She is beautiful, kind, and intelligent. Fantastic leader, moderator, and can see the big picture when developing strategy. Glad to have her in Potter county.

Anonymous said...

I must say we have had all very good commissioners past and present. I much appreciate the effort put into trying to get the state land to pay there fair share.

Anonymous said...

she has my vote she is a good person

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Commissioners bringing jobs to Potter County....how uneducated are you?? There is no industry or business that wants to set up shop here. There is nothing here, and Potter County is too remote transportation-wise to make it worth their time and money. Again, if you educated yourselves and paid attention to what the Commissioners are doing, you would know that Susan Kefover has worked harder than anyone to bring jobs here.
BTW...a cashier at Dollar General told me that they can't get people to apply for jobs there. Most around here would rather collect welfare, or the job is beneath them. A job is a job, take what you can get.