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 area’s largest employers. From rural farms to scenic suburbs and bustling city streets to historic parks, Dauphin County has it all. Dauphin County is governed by Board of Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III. The Commissioners manage a work force of approximately 1,700 employees in more than 40 departments, administer a complex annual budget of $230.6 million and maintain the vital services residents depend upon, such as 9-1-1 services, voter registration and elections, human services, economic development, parks and recreation, veterans’ affairs and more.

Operating as usual

04/20/2021
Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries on How Local Government Works

‘Things are working really well here in Dauphin County and it is a true team effort.’
Commissioner Mike Pries says teamwork accommodated a record voter turnout in 2020 and provided resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a mass vaccination clinic.
#NationalCountyGovernmentMonth National Association of Counties

'I can state with certainty that punishment is not the answer for everyone.'That is why Dauphin County deployed the ‘Ste...
04/19/2021

'I can state with certainty that punishment is not the answer for everyone.'

That is why Dauphin County deployed the ‘Stepping Up’ initiative to limit prison exposure for people with mental illness and prioritize treatment-based response.
Read about the program: https://bit.ly/2OWKJUg

Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Services Susquehanna Township Police Harrisburg Bureau of Police Swatara Police Department Lower Paxton Township Police Department

'9-1-1 operators are really the backbone or our community.'We honored our emergency dispatchers this week, recognizing t...
04/15/2021

'9-1-1 operators are really the backbone or our community.'
We honored our emergency dispatchers this week, recognizing those who helped save lives and deliver babies with calm, compassionate phone instructions.
READ their stories: https://bit.ly/3dkBZAO
Dauphin County Department of Public Safety

Are you eligible for the Dauphin County Rent & Utility Assistance Program?Having trouble applying?There are TWO how-to e...
04/12/2021

Are you eligible for the Dauphin County Rent & Utility Assistance Program?
Having trouble applying?
There are TWO how-to events this week (Wednesday evening and Friday morning) to guide you through the process.
Access online or by calling in.
Tri County Community Action Dauphin County Library System The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region CONTACT Helpline of Central PA

Are you eligible for the Dauphin County Rent & Utility Assistance Program?
Having trouble applying?
There are TWO how-to events this week (Wednesday evening and Friday morning) to guide you through the process.
Access online or by calling in.
Tri County Community Action Dauphin County Library System The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region CONTACT Helpline of Central PA

Our new elections office is larger and more convenient for voters and volunteers.Thanks to the reporters for showing res...
04/09/2021

Our new elections office is larger and more convenient for voters and volunteers.
Thanks to the reporters for showing residents how we are gearing up for May's primary election.

There is a new elections office for Dauphin County that offers free parking, more space and convenience for voters and v...
04/05/2021

There is a new elections office for Dauphin County that offers free parking, more space and convenience for voters and volunteers.

Read about it, and stay tuned as we get closer to primary elections: https://bit.ly/3cQsj0H

There is a new elections office for Dauphin County that offers free parking, more space and convenience for voters and volunteers.

Read about it, and stay tuned as we get closer to primary elections: https://bit.ly/3cQsj0H

Social workers are essential to keeping our kids and families safe.It was our great pleasure to honor Children & Youth S...
04/01/2021

Social workers are essential to keeping our kids and families safe.
It was our great pleasure to honor Children & Youth Services Caseworkers of the Year Amber Hess and Susan Updegraff and their colleagues for protecting our most vulnerable citizens.
Read about their well-deserved awards: https://bit.ly/3rEuk4c

On Tuesday, 928 people received first doses at our vaccination clinic at HACC's Harrisburg Campus​.We also had a visit f...
03/31/2021

On Tuesday, 928 people received first doses at our vaccination clinic at HACC's Harrisburg Campus​.
We also had a visit from Governor Tom Wolf​.
This is just the start – we expect expansion in coming weeks, with UPMC and Dauphin County Department of Public Safety​ at the helm.

Commissioner Hartwick and Children & Youth Services Director Marisa McClellan planted blue flags today outside the Pa. C...
03/30/2021

Commissioner Hartwick and Children & Youth Services Director Marisa McClellan planted blue flags today outside the Pa. Capitol Building to commemorate children killed in abusive acts.
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance held the blue flag ceremony to launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Dauphin County's vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College will be open next week Monday thro...
03/26/2021

Dauphin County's vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College will be open next week Monday through Wednesday.
Vaccination is by appointment only; please do NOT go to the clinic without an appointment.
UPMC registration is here: https://vaccine.upmc.com/

03/26/2021
TROUT STOCKING AT MIDDLETOWN RESERVOIR WITH DAUPHIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER GEORGE HARTWICK

WATCH Commissioner Hartwick help Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stock the Middletown Reservoir – just in time for Mentored Youth Trout Day this Saturday!
Pa.'s Opening Day of trout season is next Saturday (April 3).

Dauphin County Commissioner George P. Hartwick III helps the Pa. Fish & Boat Commission stock Middletown Reservoir on March 20, 2021, in preparation for the ...

Need help applying for the Dauphin County Rental & Utility Assistance Program? Try your local library. The tools and sup...
03/25/2021

Need help applying for the Dauphin County Rental & Utility Assistance Program?
Try your local library. The tools and support are there.
Read what Dauphin County Library System has to offer: https://bit.ly/3vZ8NXe

Commissioner Hartwick was again unanimously elected by fellow county commissioners to serve on National Association of C...
03/25/2021

Commissioner Hartwick was again unanimously elected by fellow county commissioners to serve on National Association of Counties Board of Directors.

Dauphin County will keep its seat at the table for important discussions and actions at the state and federal levels that impact all communities.

Read about it: https://bit.ly/3lWSaH1

About 700 people received first doses Tuesday from UPMC clinical staff at Dauphin County's #COVID19 Vaccination Clinic.F...
03/24/2021

About 700 people received first doses Tuesday from UPMC clinical staff at Dauphin County's #COVID19 Vaccination Clinic.
First appointments today are at 10 A.M.
A few things to remember for future dates:
- Do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes for your appointment
- Use Gate Two entrance off Industrial Road - NOT the main entrance to HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College
- Register here: https://vaccine.upmc.com/

Today, we announced the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.UPMC ...
03/22/2021

Today, we announced the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.
UPMC will supply the doses and clinical staff for opening days.
We do expect this clinic to grow over time.
Registration is HERE: https://vaccine.upmc.com/

We will be hosting a press event with UPMC Monday, March 22 to announce a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at HACC, Cent...
03/19/2021

We will be hosting a press event with UPMC Monday, March 22 to announce a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.
Details will be provided on Monday, to include information on appointments, scheduling, and the partners involved in this collaborative effort.

'It truly is amazing all that was accomplished during the past year.'The Northern Dauphin Human Services Center recently...
03/19/2021

'It truly is amazing all that was accomplished during the past year.'

The Northern Dauphin Human Services Center recently celebrated its 12-year anniversary.
And what a past year it has been!
Read all about what is happening: http://bit.ly/3c1rrG3

The Board of Commissioners heard this week of plans for Detweiler Park.These impressive project proposals are available ...
03/18/2021

The Board of Commissioners heard this week of plans for Detweiler Park.
These impressive project proposals are available for review HERE: https://bit.ly/3s1LzNB
The Master Site Plan is comprehensive and included input from the public and community partners.

Voting is TODAY only for a #MarchMadness battle between our Fort Hunter Park and Hawk Rock Overlook.You can vote (for Fo...
03/17/2021

Voting is TODAY only for a #MarchMadness battle between our Fort Hunter Park and Hawk Rock Overlook.
You can vote (for Fort Hunter Park!) on Susquehanna Greenway Partnership page.
What a fun and beautiful version of #MarchMadness!

The #MarchMadness continues! Which of these iconic views will face-off against the Isle of Que for the title in the Middle Susquehanna? Visit our Facebook or Instagram story to vote.

The Dauphin County Prothonotary is converting operations to go online.Online filing will increase office efficiency and ...
03/16/2021

The Dauphin County Prothonotary is converting operations to go online.
Online filing will increase office efficiency and minimize need for filers to be in-person.
Read about the modernization effort: http://bit.ly/2Nlrlzk

Application is OPEN for hospitality businesses impacted by COVID-19 to request grant relief.About $3.1 million will be a...
03/15/2021

Application is OPEN for hospitality businesses impacted by COVID-19 to request grant relief.
About $3.1 million will be awarded to Dauphin County businesses.
We want as many as possible to get the help they need, so apply ASAP HERE: http://bit.ly/3bPSxzU
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Harrisburg PA

03/14/2021
Sankofa African American Theatre Company

The public premiere of this virtual production is TODAY.
Get your ticket now for the 4 PM show.

"Do You Know Me?" - A Digital Performance, opens today at 4:00PM EST! This original digital performance by Sharia Benn combines history and drama to highlight the words of influential local and national African American leaders. "Do You Know Me?" will take you on a journey through poetry, letters, and the Underground Railroad. Buy tickets now: http://ow.ly/4c7C50DUl6F

We are collaborating with state officials and community partners for a COVID testing clinic at Strawberry Square - begin...
03/12/2021

We are collaborating with state officials and community partners for a COVID testing clinic at Strawberry Square - beginning March 16.
The free clinic is open Tuesday-Saturday through April 10.
No pre-registration is needed.
Info HERE: http://bit.ly/3ewPXjT
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Review findings in the Dauphin County Coroner's Annual Report now available on the county website.The report is HERE: ht...
03/12/2021

Review findings in the Dauphin County Coroner's Annual Report now available on the county website.

The report is HERE: https://bit.ly/3l8reDG

Is your business eligible for funding under the #COVID Hospitality Industry Recovery Program?How do you apply on March 1...
03/11/2021

Is your business eligible for funding under the #COVID Hospitality Industry Recovery Program?
How do you apply on March 15?
How much $$ will be awarded?
Find answers TODAY at 9 A.M. on Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC webinar.
REGISTER here: https://bit.ly/3cgr2OR

Did you know the Dauphin County Prison website recently had a makeover?The site is now more user-friendly and provides a...
03/10/2021

Did you know the Dauphin County Prison website recently had a makeover?
The site is now more user-friendly and provides a wide range of information and resources, along with board meeting agendas and minutes.
Take a tour of the new site: https://www.dauphincounty.org/prison/

Dauphin County was proud to be part of Naturalization Day for 33 new U.S. citizens.The new citizens – representing 11 co...
03/08/2021

Dauphin County was proud to be part of Naturalization Day for 33 new U.S. citizens.
The new citizens – representing 11 countries – braved a winter storm to make it to the courthouse for the ceremony.

03/05/2021
"Do You Know Me?" - A Digital Education Episode by Sharia Benn

Click for a sneak peek at Dauphin County’s Black History Program, ‘Do You Know Me?’ – a virtual play production from Gamut Theatre Group and Sankofa African American Theatre Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWzf_BDohwg

This thought-provoking work is available to the public for March 14 and March 29 viewings.

“Do You Know Me?” is an original digital performance episode by Sharia Benn. Combining history and drama, the piece takes us on a journey through poetry, let...

These new policies are in effect at Dauphin County Prison.The policy overhaul is part of ongoing efforts to improve pris...
03/03/2021

These new policies are in effect at Dauphin County Prison.
The policy overhaul is part of ongoing efforts to improve prison operations and public transparency, while protecting the rights and security of inmates and staff.
Read about the changes: https://bit.ly/2O67d4l

More than $6.1 MILLION will be awarded to public safety, school security, food banks, park upgrades, and other projects ...
03/02/2021

More than $6.1 MILLION will be awarded to public safety, school security, food banks, park upgrades, and other projects across Dauphin County.
In all, 78 recipients will receive funding from the casino local share revenue program.
Read about the projects and programs that will benefit: https://bit.ly/3e28rZ9

Application is open TODAY for financial assistance for renters/property owners impacted by #COVID19.There are eligibilit...
03/01/2021

Application is open TODAY for financial assistance for renters/property owners impacted by #COVID19.
There are eligibility requirements and income parameters.
Details on the program and who is eligible: http://bit.ly/2MBhGo5
Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area The Salvation Army USA CONTACT Helpline of Central PA

Beginning March 15, Dauphin County hospitality businesses can apply for grants to help recover from COVID-19 impact.A Ma...
02/25/2021

Beginning March 15, Dauphin County hospitality businesses can apply for grants to help recover from COVID-19 impact.
A March 11 webinar will offer guidance on eligibility and the application process.
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
READ about the program: http://bit.ly/3uRSR8w

Dauphin County joins HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College to use large West parking area for a mass COVID vacc...
02/24/2021

Dauphin County joins HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College to use large West parking area for a mass COVID vaccination clinic – should dosage supply be increased.
Currently, there is not enough vaccine to administer doses on such a large scale.
READ about the planning: http://bit.ly/3bGNvo6

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Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
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