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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   Municipality  Term Expires
Russell B. Brooks Gregg Township January 2019
John M. Infield Patton Township January 2021
Jeffrey Krauss Bellefonte Borough January 2020
Jens Thorsen
January 2022
Jeff Fortin
January 2018
Thomas Songer II Patton Township January 2021
Michael Coyle
State College Borough January 2019