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General Authority
The Centre County General Authority was formed in 2011 under the PA Municipality Authorities Act to promote and assist with economic development efforts, including but not limited to recruitment, expansion, rehabilitation, and improvement of business and industry within Centre County and surrounding communities. The Authority’s intent is to create and maintain jobs in order to ensure an improved standard of living and to increase the prosperity of all residents of the communities served by the Authority.

Meeting Schedule

The Centre County General Authority meets the first Wednesday every month immediately following the 3:30 p.m. meeting of the Centre County Industrial Development Authority.


The Centre County General Authority is composed of seven members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

Term Length
5 Years

Current Members
Members   Term Expires
Russell B. Brooks January 2019
John M. Infield January 2021
Jeffrey Krauss January 2020
Jens Thorsen January 2022
Jeff Fortin
Thomas Songer II January 2021
Michael Coyle
January 2019