DAUPHIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Dauphin County Commissioners George P. Hartwick, III, Justin Douglas, and Mike Pries are essentially the CEOs of the county, with authority over budgets and finance, debts, contracts, appointment of department heads and staff in departments that report directly to the board, as well as appointments to the many authorities, commissions and boards. Commissioners are elected to four-year terms.
The Commissioners work as a team with the elected county row officers as well as the courts, law enforcement, and other first responders to ensure the safety of our community. The Commissioners are responsible for emergency preparedness for efforts such as the COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic and emergency weather events.
Because of the size and complexity of Dauphin County government, the three Commissioners have oversight responsibility for different departments and services. When action is needed, the oversight commissioner brings the issue to the board for consideration.
The commissioners also oversee the Dauphin County Prison and serve on its board of directors.
In recent years, the Commissioners have led Pennsylvania’s 67 counties in developing new ways to promote Economic Development, help municipalities attack blight and fix aging bridges and infrastructure, and preserve open space – all without putting an additional burden on taxpayers.
How to contact the Dauphin County Commissioners Office:
Mail: 2 S. Second Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Meet the Commissioners
Board Chairman George P. Hartwick, III
Contact Commissioner Hartwick
George was first elected to the board in 2004. At 24, he was elected as Steelton’s mayor, becoming the youngest mayor ever elected in Pennsylvania.