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CCAP Announces Graduates from Center for Excellence in County Leadership

News Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Graduates
The CEL program focuses on fostering individual growth through interactive and immersive training aimed at improving participants’ communication, decision-making, and leadership skills.
The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program for county officials, today graduated 9 county officials from its two and a half-day intensive training program.   

The CEL program focuses on fostering individual growth through interactive and immersive training aimed at improving participants’ communication, decision-making, and leadership skills. CEL includes intense workshops in leadership styles, managerial versatility, interpersonal dynamics, crisis communication, media management, daily problem-solving, decision-making, and other areas of focus.   

Participation is available to one eligible person per county, with a maximum of 12 participants annually. An application is required for admittance to the program, with final selection being made by the CCAP Education Committee. The program is open to county commissioners or council members, chief clerks, county administrators, solicitors, and other key county leaders within Pennsylvania's 67 counties. The 2023 CEL program was produced by The Professional Edge, Inc. 

The 2023 graduates include John Alunni, Human Services Administrator, Wyoming County; Tricia Durbin, Commissioner, Warren County; Nicole Hemminger, County Administrator, Blair County; Rebekah Hubbard, Chief Clerk, Susquehanna County; Cody Kauffman, First Assistant County Solicitor, Berks County; Bryan Sheaffer, Deputy Director of Elections and Voter Registration, York County; Brian Snyder, Community Planner, Pike County; Kirk Stoner, Director of Planning, Cumberland County; Erik Walschburger, Deputy County Administrator, Chester County.   

Program sponsors include: PCoRP, The Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool; PComp, PA Counties Workers’ Compensation Trust; CCAP UC Trust, Unemployment Compensation Trust; Cafardi Ferguson Wyrick Weis + Gabriel, llc (CFWW+G); and, Campbell Durrant, P.C.