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:
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.
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
Cooperative Extension Office
County of Blair Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Department of Social Services
Human Resources/Employee Benefits
Metropolitan Planning Organization (Alt.)
Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission
Liaison Offices for Laura burke:
Blair County Convention and Sports Facilities Authority
Blair Senior Services
Children, Youth & Family Services