Authorities, boards, committees, councils, and commissions (ABC’s) are an established feature of municipal government which offers citizens an extraordinary opportunity to participate in a county’s government affairs. Their activities have helped to shape or influence public policy in many areas. Centre County Government has ABC’s that reflect the varied interests of Centre County citizens. Several of the County’s ABC’s are required and established by law, while others result from provisions of the County or form local ordinances. Although many ABC’s are advisory, their influence and value can be significant. They make recommendations on a wide range of topics that come before the Board of Commissioners.
Below is a list of ABCs that provide assistance to the Board of Commissioners, department heads, elected offices and their staff. If you are interested in serving on an ABC please download and submit an application (PDF). Instructions on submitting the application are included in the PDF.