Dauphin County, PA

Dauphin County, PA PA's capital county and home to the magnificent state Capitol Complex, Hershey's chocolate, and much more! For more than 225 years, Dauphin County has been physically linked to one of the great rivers of North America – the Susquehanna – and is located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania.

Its strategic location, within less than a day’s driving time of over half the population of the United States and Canada, makes it a perfect place to move or expand a business. More than 268,000 citizens call Dauphin County home, with the state and federal government, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, PinnacleHealth, Capital Blue Cross and Tyco as a few of the

Its strategic location, within less than a day’s driving time of over half the population of the United States and Canada, makes it a perfect place to move or expand a business. More than 268,000 citizens call Dauphin County home, with the state and federal government, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, PinnacleHealth, Capital Blue Cross and Tyco as a few of the

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What a week for Commissioner Hartwick at the National Association of Counties Annual Conference in National Harbor, Md.“...
07/13/2021

What a week for Commissioner Hartwick at the National Association of Counties Annual Conference in National Harbor, Md.

“I was truly inspired by the innovation, ideas, and opportunities presented for some of our country and county’s most critical issues," Commissioner Hartwick said.

Many important discussions took place on affordable housing, mass transit, road/bridge projects, and other potential solutions for Dauphin County residents.
Vice President Kamala Harris was one of many guest presenters.

Thank you to Halifax High School's baseball team for stopping by today's public meeting. The Board of Commissioners were...
07/07/2021

Thank you to Halifax High School's baseball team for stopping by today's public meeting.
The Board of Commissioners were honored to recognize Halifax's first-ever PIAA baseball championship.
Enjoy it, and go win another next year!
#DauphinCountyProud

Commissioner Hartwick recently hosted Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Meg Snead and OCYF Deputy Secr...
07/06/2021

Commissioner Hartwick recently hosted Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Meg Snead and OCYF Deputy Secretary Jon Rubin for an important discussion on protecting kids and strengthening families.
Dauphin County Children & Youth Services Administrator Marisa McClellan provided a tour of our operations and how our social workers help kids every day.

Share laughs and good times with friends and family in honor of our independence.But always be safe and responsible in y...
07/04/2021

Share laughs and good times with friends and family in honor of our independence.
But always be safe and responsible in your travels.

Share laughs and good times with friends and family in honor of our independence.
But always be safe and responsible in your travels.

Heroes Grove Independence Celebration on Monday features a patriotic band, kids singing, Dauphin County Commissioners an...
07/03/2021

Heroes Grove Independence Celebration on Monday features a patriotic band, kids singing, Dauphin County Commissioners and other special guests – and, of course, recognition and celebration of our service heroes and first responders. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

The ceremony starts Monday at 11 a.m. at Brightbill Park in Lower Paxton Township.

Heroes Grove Independence Celebration on Monday features a patriotic band, kids singing, Dauphin County Commissioners and other special guests – and, of course, recognition and celebration of our service heroes and first responders. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

The ceremony starts Monday at 11 a.m. at Brightbill Park in Lower Paxton Township.

Commissioners Pries, Saylor, and Hartwick will sign more than 200 contracts with providers for vital services in Dauphin...
07/02/2021

Commissioners Pries, Saylor, and Hartwick will sign more than 200 contracts with providers for vital services in Dauphin County.
Commissioner Saylor is signing this morning contracts for addiction/recovery services, senior and homeless assistance, food banks for kids, and services for those with developmental disabilities.
(Yes, he has a spare pen.)

Commissioner Hartwick stopped by American Literacy Corporation Writers and Illustrators Summer Camp today to discuss the...
07/01/2021

Commissioner Hartwick stopped by American Literacy Corporation Writers and Illustrators Summer Camp today to discuss the importance of expressing yourself through words and art.
What an inspired group of young minds.
The future is bright!

Mark your calendars for Aug. 21 – Cultural Fest is back this summer!The Dauphin County Commissioners are thrilled to hos...
07/01/2021

Mark your calendars for Aug. 21 – Cultural Fest is back this summer!
The Dauphin County Commissioners are thrilled to host this celebration of family, friendship, food, music and entertainment.
This year's headliner is Tony! Toni! Tone!, and there are so many other great performances lined up.
Make sure you join us on City Island!
Highmark Dauphin County Parks & Recreation UPMC

The heat is (still) on.That means some of our most vulnerable people – our seniors – could be at risk.Make sure to check...
06/30/2021

The heat is (still) on.
That means some of our most vulnerable people – our seniors – could be at risk.
Make sure to check on older relatives, friends, and neighbors!

Here are some things Dauphin County offers to help seniors beat the heat: https://bit.ly/3w67FQt

The heat is (still) on.
That means some of our most vulnerable people – our seniors – could be at risk.
Make sure to check on older relatives, friends, and neighbors!

Here are some things Dauphin County offers to help seniors beat the heat: https://bit.ly/3w67FQt

Registration opens July 6 for this year's Judicial Tax Sale.The sale is online on July 19.The registration/auction detai...
06/29/2021

Registration opens July 6 for this year's Judicial Tax Sale.
The sale is online on July 19.
The registration/auction details are HERE: https://bit.ly/3x8G4zl

Registration opens July 6 for this year's Judicial Tax Sale.
The sale is online on July 19.
The registration/auction details are HERE: https://bit.ly/3x8G4zl

Dauphin County government is only as strong as our directors and staff.So, we recently honored over 200 employees who re...
06/25/2021

Dauphin County government is only as strong as our directors and staff.
So, we recently honored over 200 employees who reached years of service milestones – including Commissioner Chair Pries (over 20 years with the county)!
What a beautiful sunny day to enjoy some ice cream and share stories with our devoted team members.
Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Services Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Dauphin County Coroner's Office Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office Dauphin County Sheriff's Office Dauphin County Department of Public Safety Dauphin County Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans' Court

Congratulations to Mariann Lawrence, Director of Fines & Costs, on 45 YEARS (and counting!) of service to Dauphin County...
06/24/2021

Congratulations to Mariann Lawrence, Director of Fines & Costs, on 45 YEARS (and counting!) of service to Dauphin County.
Mariann has a lot of great stories from her career, and she shared a few with President Judge Cherry and Chief of Staff J. Scott Burford while receiving her Years of Service Pin and Certificate.
(“Almost 46!” Mariann reminded us.)

What a fulfilling journey it has been for the staff and volunteers at the county’s mass vaccination clinic.Today is the ...
06/22/2021

What a fulfilling journey it has been for the staff and volunteers at the county’s mass vaccination clinic.
Today is the clinic’s final day. The devoted crew has worked through rain before, and they huddled in preparation one last time this morning.
The Dauphin County Commissioners are humbled and inspired by your efforts and dedication over the past three months. 🙏🙏
UPMC Dauphin County Department of Public Safety HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College American Red Cross Team Rubicon Information Network Associates, Inc. Squad 8 - Harrisburg Bureau of Fire LifeTeam EMS

Today marks the first day since March 23, 2020 with ZERO new COVID-19 cases reported in Dauphin County.The county mass v...
06/18/2021

Today marks the first day since March 23, 2020 with ZERO new COVID-19 cases reported in Dauphin County.
The county mass vaccination clinic and our many community partners are making a real difference.
The work continues!!
Dauphin County Department of Public Safety UPMC Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Today marks the first day since March 23, 2020 with ZERO new COVID-19 cases reported in Dauphin County.
The county mass vaccination clinic and our many community partners are making a real difference.
The work continues!!
Dauphin County Department of Public Safety UPMC Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

What a powerful ceremony for the unveiling of The Toni Morrison Society “Bench by the Road” at the Old 8th Ward monument...
06/17/2021

What a powerful ceremony for the unveiling of The Toni Morrison Society “Bench by the Road” at the Old 8th Ward monument on the State Capitol grounds.
Commissioner Pries and Ruby Doub attended, along with MANY special guests, including United States Colored Troops (USCT) reenactors, Gov. Wolf, several legislators, Harrisburg city leaders, and other community leaders.
Another treasure for Dauphin County!

(PHOTOS: John Bivins)

In-person visitation re-opens this week at Dauphin County Prison – with initial restrictions.Inmates and visitors must b...
06/15/2021

In-person visitation re-opens this week at Dauphin County Prison – with initial restrictions.
Inmates and visitors must be vaccinated.
Video visitation is available to inmates who are not vaccinated.
More info: https://bit.ly/3gtapTa

In-person visitation re-opens this week at Dauphin County Prison – with initial restrictions.
Inmates and visitors must be vaccinated.
Video visitation is available to inmates who are not vaccinated.
More info: https://bit.ly/3gtapTa

Developers broke ground this week on a 1.8 million-square-foot industrial project in Londonderry Township expected to br...
06/15/2021

Developers broke ground this week on a 1.8 million-square-foot industrial project in Londonderry Township expected to bring hundreds of jobs and tax revenue.
Commissioner Saylor grabbed a shovel alongside Senator David G. Argall, Senator John DiSanto, Senator Chris Gebhard, and project owners and creators.

Developers broke ground this week on a 1.8 million-square-foot industrial project in Londonderry Township expected to bring hundreds of jobs and tax revenue.
Commissioner Saylor grabbed a shovel alongside Senator David G. Argall, Senator John DiSanto, Senator Chris Gebhard, and project owners and creators.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is available this week at the county mass vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pen...
06/14/2021

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is available this week at the county mass vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.
You must register for an appointment Tuesday, and appointments are recommended for Thursday.
Register at Vaccine.UPMC.com
Info about the J&J vaccine, per CDC:

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is available this week at the county mass vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.
You must register for an appointment Tuesday, and appointments are recommended for Thursday.
Register at Vaccine.UPMC.com
Info about the J&J vaccine, per CDC:

Meet a Dauphin County standout student!Serena Knauss, a recent Halifax HS grad, earned PMEA All-State for the THIRD stra...
06/10/2021

Meet a Dauphin County standout student!
Serena Knauss, a recent Halifax HS grad, earned PMEA All-State for the THIRD straight year.
The County Commissioners honored this brilliant musician at Wednesday's meeting.
Read about Serena's achievements and future plans: https://bit.ly/3zq3xxJ

What a turnout at today's public meeting for Chad Saylor's swearing in as Dauphin County Commissioner.President Judge Ch...
06/09/2021

What a turnout at today's public meeting for Chad Saylor's swearing in as Dauphin County Commissioner.
President Judge Cherry swore in Mr. Saylor, who was accompanied by his wife and stepdaughter.
So many in attendance, including former Commissioners Haste and DiFrancesco!
Commissioner Saylor then got down to business, sitting for his first meeting.
PA State Rep. Sue Helm PA State Rep. Tom Mehaffie

A virtual public meeting on the 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program will be held June 10.All are welcome to participa...
06/09/2021

A virtual public meeting on the 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program will be held June 10.
All are welcome to participate in the 8:30 a.m. meeting.
Login information is here: https://bit.ly/2RA2SZn

A virtual public meeting on the 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program will be held June 10.
All are welcome to participate in the 8:30 a.m. meeting.
Login information is here: https://bit.ly/2RA2SZn

Dauphin County has a new County Commissioner: Chad Saylor, who served as Chief Clerk for 14 years.President Judge Cherry...
06/08/2021

Dauphin County has a new County Commissioner: Chad Saylor, who served as Chief Clerk for 14 years.
President Judge Cherry will swear in Saylor at Wednesday's public meeting.
The panel of county judges unanimously selected Saylor.
More info HERE: https://bit.ly/2SieT60

Dauphin County has a new County Commissioner: Chad Saylor, who served as Chief Clerk for 14 years.
President Judge Cherry will swear in Saylor at Wednesday's public meeting.
The panel of county judges unanimously selected Saylor.
More info HERE: https://bit.ly/2SieT60

The heat is on this weekend. 😎🏊‍♀️🌞If you are planning a swim, make sure to be safe.SECURE your pool area.WATCH the kids...
06/05/2021

The heat is on this weekend. 😎🏊‍♀️🌞
If you are planning a swim, make sure to be safe.
SECURE your pool area.
WATCH the kids.
WEAR a life vest out on the boat.
More below from the American Trauma Society, PA Division.

The heat is on this weekend. 😎🏊‍♀️🌞
If you are planning a swim, make sure to be safe.
SECURE your pool area.
WATCH the kids.
WEAR a life vest out on the boat.
More below from the American Trauma Society, PA Division.

Volunteer child advocates with Dauphin County CASA are truly making a difference with our kids.CYS Administrator Marisa ...
06/04/2021

Volunteer child advocates with Dauphin County CASA are truly making a difference with our kids.
CYS Administrator Marisa McClellan recently gave thank you signs to CASA Executive Director Corey Korinda and board member Lori Serratelli for the 10 volunteer advocates currently serving 25 kids.
A huge THANK YOU to all of you!

Volunteer child advocates with Dauphin County CASA are truly making a difference with our kids.
CYS Administrator Marisa McClellan recently gave thank you signs to CASA Executive Director Corey Korinda and board member Lori Serratelli for the 10 volunteer advocates currently serving 25 kids.
A huge THANK YOU to all of you!

We are partnering with UPMC to offer 3 one-day Johnson & Johnson vaccine drive-thru clinics at HACC, Central Pennsylvani...
06/03/2021

We are partnering with UPMC to offer 3 one-day Johnson & Johnson vaccine drive-thru clinics at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.
Appointments are required for June 15 and June 22.
Drive-ups will be accepted June 17 (but registration is recommended).
Register at www.vaccine.upmc.com

We are partnering with UPMC to offer 3 one-day Johnson & Johnson vaccine drive-thru clinics at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.
Appointments are required for June 15 and June 22.
Drive-ups will be accepted June 17 (but registration is recommended).
Register at www.vaccine.upmc.com

This short tour with WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa. is a look at the many wonders of Detweiler Park.Go expl...
06/03/2021
Explore Outdoors: Detweiler Park

This short tour with WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa. is a look at the many wonders of Detweiler Park.
Go explore for yourself the many miles of trails nestled within the park's 400 acres.
Matt is right: You will think the forest is all yours!
Dauphin County Parks & Recreation

WGAL News 8

It has been a week of goodbyes…Randy Baratucci worked his last shift Friday, after nearly 40 years as Dauphin County’s D...
05/29/2021

It has been a week of goodbyes…
Randy Baratucci worked his last shift Friday, after nearly 40 years as Dauphin County’s Director of Purchasing.
Randy was known to be all business and a stickler for procedure – which is why he was great at his job.
Time to smile and relax, Randy!

This week's Commissioners meeting was emotional as Chairman Jeff Haste took his seat for the final session.Commissioner ...
05/27/2021

This week's Commissioners meeting was emotional as Chairman Jeff Haste took his seat for the final session.
Commissioner Haste is retiring May 31 after 26 years of service to Dauphin County.
So many powerful words from our lawmakers and community leaders and partners.
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Gamut Theatre Group PA State Rep. Sue Helm PA State Rep. Andrew Lewis PA State Rep. Tom Mehaffie PA State Rep. Joe Kerwin Rep. Scott Perry

‘Little CATE’ will make at least 10 stops across Dauphin County in attempts to reach persons without homes and others wh...
05/26/2021

‘Little CATE’ will make at least 10 stops across Dauphin County in attempts to reach persons without homes and others who want a vaccine.
READ about the collaborative plan to offer a dose to everyone: https://bit.ly/3fh1NP0.
Latino Connection Dauphin County Department of Public Safety Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness Highmark

'Little CATE' is in downtown Harrisburg this morning to launch a 10-date mobile vaccination plan in Dauphin County.The m...
05/25/2021

'Little CATE' is in downtown Harrisburg this morning to launch a 10-date mobile vaccination plan in Dauphin County.
The mobile unit is parked outside the county administration building (2 S. Second St.).
Latino Connection Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Highmark Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness

Be sure to catch one of these FREE performances between June 4-19!
05/24/2021

Be sure to catch one of these FREE performances between June 4-19!

Our 28th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park wouldn't be possible without the support of Dauphin County, PA and the Board of Commissioners. Thank you!

See Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet from June 4 - 19!

Brothers Alexander and Nicholas Lopez from The Boy Scouts of America Troop 36 had a recent visit with Commissioner Chair...
05/21/2021

Brothers Alexander and Nicholas Lopez from The Boy Scouts of America Troop 36 had a recent visit with Commissioner Chair Haste.
Commissioner Haste, a former Scout himself, helped the brothers complete their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.
We are always happy to host ambitious future leaders of our communities!

Brothers Alexander and Nicholas Lopez from The Boy Scouts of America Troop 36 had a recent visit with Commissioner Chair Haste.
Commissioner Haste, a former Scout himself, helped the brothers complete their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.
We are always happy to host ambitious future leaders of our communities!

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