Blair County Commissioners


County Commissioners (Left to Right) Laura O. Burke, Vice-Chairman; Bruce R. Erb, Chairman; Amy E. Webster, Secretary. 


Each County Commissioner is the contact for specific County offices and departments. To identify the Commissioner you want to talk to, please refer to the office contact lists below:



Biographies

BRUCE R. ERB, BIOGRAPHY

Bruce Erb was elected as a Blair County Commissioner in 2015 and was re-elected for another term in 2019. Prior to his election, he was the Sr. Vice President and Director of Trust Services for First National Bank of Pennsylvania where he was responsible for an annual budget of $18 million and the management of nearly $3 billion in assets. He is a graduate of Juniata College and earned designations as both a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and a CTFA (Certified Trust and Financial Advisor). 

Commissioner Erb serves as chairman of the Board of Commissioners and also chairs the county’s Retirement Board and Salary Board.

Commissioner Erb serves as chairman of UPMC Home Health of Central Pennsylvania and treasurer of the Griffith Family Foundation/Sideline Cancer.

He also serves on the boards of the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, Pennsylvania Counties Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative (PCHIPC), Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corp., Blair County Conservation District, Blair HealthChoices, and Blair Community Action Program.  

Commissioner Erb was appointed to Pennsylvania’s Election Law Advisory Board by Governor Tom Wolf  in 2020.

In November, 2018, he became only the second Blair County Commissioner to graduate from Pennsylvania’s Academy for Excellence in County Government.

He and his wife Cathy reside in Hollidaysburg. They are the parents of 4 children and have 7 grandchildren. 

LAURA O. BURKE, BIOGRAPHY

Commissioner Burke is serving her first term on the Board of Commissioners. She serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Retirement Board, Salary Board, and the Board of Elections. Commissioner Burke is a graduate of the University of Richmond and Washington University School of Law. She has resided in Blair County since 2005 and previously served the County as Law Clerk to the Honorable Elizabeth A. Doyle. Commissioner Burke is married to Sean Burke, a native of Hollidaysburg. They have four children. 

AMY E. WEBSTER, BIOGRAPHY

Commissioner Webster is serving her first term on the Board of Commissioners. She serves as Secretary of the Board of Commissioners. 


Office Contact Lists

LIAISON OFFICES FOR BRUCE R. ERB:

Altoona Blair County Development Corporation

Blair Community Action Agency

Blair County Conservation District Board (Soil Conservation/Farmland Preservation)

Blair County Leadership Coalition

Blair Drug & Alcohol Partnerships

Blair Health Choices

Blair Planning Commission

Controller

Cooperative Extension Office

County of Blair Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Department of Social Services

Finance

Human Resources/Employee Benefits

Information Technology

Metropolitan Planning Organization (Alt.)

Purchasing

Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission

Treasurer


Liaison Offices for Laura Burke:

Assessment

Blair County Convention and Sports Facilities Authority

Blair Senior Services

Children, Youth & Family Services

Courts: 


    APO

    Costs & Fines

    Court Admin

    Custody

    Domestic Relations

    JPO

    Law Library

    MDJs


District Attorney

GIS

Metropolitan Planning Organization

Public Defender

Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission

Tax Claim

United Way

Victim Witness


Liaison Offices for Amy E. Webster:

Blair County Airport Authority

Buildings and Maintenance

Coroner

Courthouse Preservation Advisory Board

E911/Emergency Management

Elections/Voter Registration

Explore Altoona

Ft. Roberdeau

Highway Department

Metropolitan Planning Organization

Office Services

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Prison

Prothonotary (not connected)

Records Management

Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds

Security/Safety Committee

Sheriff

Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission (Alt.)

Veterans Services


Right to Know Requests

Go to the Right to Know page to find contact information and the Right to Know form.

If you cannot find what you need, please contact 

Nicole Hemminger

Chief Clerk/County Administrator

Blair County Commissioners' Office

Email

nhemminger@blairco.org

Address

423 Allegheny Street, Suite 441A

Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Voice

(814) 693-3030

Fax

(814) 693-3033


Contact

423 Allegheny Street
Suite 441 A
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

(814) 693-3030

BLAIR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


COMMISSIONER
Bruce Erb


COMMISSIONER
Laura Burke


COMMISSIONER
Amy Webster


CHIEF CLERK / COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
Nicole Hemminger