Blair County Commissioners

 

Commissioner Burke, Erb and Webster sitting at a table infront of the County Seal and the American flag
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, treasurer of the Griffith Family Foundation/Sideline Cancer, and president of the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission.

He also serves on the boards of UPMC - Altoona, Pennsylvania Counties Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative (PCHIPC), Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corp., Blair County Conservation District and Farmland Preservation, Blair HealthChoices, and Blair Community Action Program.
During his first 4 years in office, he led the efforts to turn the county pension fund from the brink of bankruptcy, instituted initiatives saving the county over $1.6 million in expenses annually, and was instrumental in improving budgeting practices and financial controls.

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 Corpora​tion
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:

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
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

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Contact

423 Allegheny Street
Suite 441 A
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 693-3030

BLAIR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Bruce Erb:
berb@blairco.org

Laura Burke:
lburke@blairco.org

Amy Webster: awebster@blairco.org

CHIEF CLERK / COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Nicole Hemminger: nhemminger@blairco.org​