Dave Keller is the son of Charles and Edna Keller – long-time residents of Chambersburg – and he has lived most of his life in Franklin County. He and his wife Rebecca married in 1998 and live in Chambersburg with their three daughters. Dave was first elected Franklin County Commissioner in November 2007 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners since January 2010.
Among his duties as commissioner, Dave serves as vice-chairman of the Franklin County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, is a member of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation board of directors, and is president of the Franklin County Library System board of directors. Dave also serves on the Technology Committee and the Human Services Committee of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania.
In addition to serving as county commissioner, Dave was elected in 2008 by Franklin County Republicans to serve as a member of the Republican State Committee. Dave was re-elected to Republican State Committee in 2010 and 2014.
Prior to being elected County Commissioner, Dave worked as a computer network consultant. In his work, he helped businesses, schools, local government, churches, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and families to implement information technology.
Dave also served in the United States Navy Reserve as an intelligence specialist from 2001 to 2007.
Dave has also been active in the community. In particular, he serves as a member of the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club and as a member of board of directors of the United Way of Franklin County, the Cumberland Valley School of Music, and the Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment. He is also a past board member of the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts is a graduate of Leadership Franklin County. Dave and his family attend First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.
Dave is a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, and he is an Eagle Scout, which he earned as a member of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 135, King St. United Brethren Church, Chambersburg. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Government from Franklin & Marshall College and a law degree from Widener University School of Law, and he is a member of the Franklin County Bar Association.
Serving as a Franklin County Commissioner since 1996, Bob Thomas was elected to his fifth term in 2011 and served as Chairman of the Board in 2008 and 2009. During his 19-year tenure as commissioner, the county has maintained superior services for the citizens, while improving the county’s fiscal condition (AA rating by Standard & Poors). During his years in office, Franklin County’s property tax has continued to be among the lowest in PA.
Bob’s efforts led to the formation of the Franklin County Council of Governments in 2002, promoting improved local government communication and cooperation. Bob served as COG chairman for six years. In 2008, Bob’s leadership led to the formation of the Franklin County Metropolitan Planning Organization, which oversees transportation projects in Franklin County. In 2010, Bob voted to create the Franklin County Re-development Authority, an effort to preserve green space and improve older housing and buildings.
With Bob serving as Chair of the Franklin County Prison Board for all of his years as commissioner, the county has significantly increased services at the jail. In cooperation with the courts, Bob supported creating the Day Reporting Center in 2006, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The program provides Moral Reconation Therapy and Drug & Alcohol counseling and has proven to reduce jail population while successfully transitioning former inmates back to the community.
Bob has also supported land preservation in Franklin County. In 2014, the county surpassed 16,500 acres of preserved prime farmland. Also in 2014, the county helped preserve over 1200 acres of prime forest land in Greene and Washington Townships.
Prior to being elected commissioner, Bob was elected to Chambersburg Borough Council in 1993 and served on the Planning and Zoning Committee.
Prior to public life, Bob was a radio broadcaster for over 20 years, serving in various capacities including general manager of the former WKSL radio, sales manager at WIKZ and station manager at WCHA.
Official & Community Activities:
• President of the Franklin County Prison Board
• Chair of the Franklin County Metropolitan Planning Organization
• 1st Vice-President, County Commissioners Association of PA (CCAP)
• Co-Chair of the CCAP Election Reform Committee
• President of Penn National Lions Club
• President of Tuscarora Managed Care Alliance
• Director or member of the following:
• Franklin County Head Start
• Franklin County Area Development Corporation;
• Franklin County Conservation District
• CCAP Courts and Corrections Committee
• Pennsylvania Probation Advisory Committee
• I-81 Coalition Steering Committee
• Team Letterkenny
• Children & Youth Services Advisory Board
• Local Emergency Planning Committee
• Marion United Methodist Lay Leader and Church Council (past chair)
• Republican State Committee of PA
• Shippensburg Scottish Rite Club (former president)
• Ex-officio member of the Franklin County Cooperative Extension and Hagerstown Eastern Pan Handle MPO
• 1992 “Distinguished Service Award” from the Franklin County Farm Bureau
• 1992 “Media Person of the Year” from the PA Association of Conservation Districts
• 1999 “Legion of Honor Award” from the Chapel of Four Chaplains
• 2005 “Local Government Excellence Award” from PA DCED
• 2007 “Farm City Award” from the Franklin County Chambers of Commerce
• 2008 and 2012 “Delegate to Republican Nation Convention” (elected by voters of the 9th Congressional District)
• 2010 “Chairman’s Award” from FCADC for outstanding contributions to Letterkenny Army Depot
• 2010 Written into the Congressional Record by Congressman Shuster in recognition for contributions and support to Letterkenny Army Depot
Bob is a 1972 graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, PA. He has also completed numerous opportunities for educational advancement in business and government over the years, including graduation from the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Academy for Excellence in 1998.
Bob and his wife Sherryl have been married for 34 years and have twin daughters, Bobbie and Kelly. In December 2007, Bob became a grandfather with the birth of his grandson, Aiden Brown.
Robert Ziobrowski was elected as a Franklin County Commissioner in 2007 and reelected in 2011. Bob is a 1969 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. Bob majored in Political Science at Brown University and received his BA in Business and Economics from Wilson College.
In addition to his current position, Bob has been a real estate appraiser for the past 27 years. During that time he also worked for the Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation and the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority. His community involvement includes serving on the Chambersburg Area School District Board of Directors for 8 years (President 1994-95) and the Chambersburg Hospital Board of Directors for 9 years (Chairman 2006).
He is the parent of two grown sons and currently resides in Chambersburg with his wife of 34 years. Bob is active in the Franklin County Democratic Party and serves as a precinct committeeman.
Bob is Secretary of the Board of Commissioners. In addition, he is board representative to the Franklin County Council of Governments (Chair 2011-14) and the 8 county Southcentral PA Workforce Investment Board (Chair 2010-14). He serves on the Assessment and Taxation Committee of the County Commissioners Association of PA.
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