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

MembersTerm Expires
Jeff FortinJanuary 31, 2023
Jens ThorsenJanuary 1, 2022
Thomas SongerJanuary 4, 2021
John InfieldJanuary 4, 2021
Jeffrey KraussJanuary 19, 2020
Kevin McGarryDecember 31, 2019
Michael CoyleDecember 31, 2019