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                              LUZERNE COUNTY COUNCIL

         Linda McClosky Houck (Chair)                       Tim McGinley (Vice-Chair)
Edward A. Brominski                                RickWilliams                                Kathy Dobash   
        Harry Haas                               Stephen A. Urban                          Eugene Kelleher
Eileen M. Sorokas                          Jane Walsh Waitkus                           Robert Schnee 


Phone: (570) 825-1634 

Fax:    (570) 825-1802


200 North River Street

Wilkes-Barre PA 18711 


 Group email address (each Council member receives the email)


Luzerne County Council Members    




The Luzerne County Council is accepting applications for all County Authorities, Boards, and Commissions on a rolling basis.  The following Authorities, Boards, and Commissions have members whose terms will expire during 2016, and all interested citizens of Luzerne County are invited to submit an application of interest.  Please note that seats on some of these bodies are subject to specific requirements or qualifications.


  • Advisory Council on the Aging
  • Agriculture Preservation Board
  • Children and Youth Advisory Board
  • Conservation District Board
  • Convention Center Authority
  • Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission
  • Flood Protection Authority
  • Forty Fort Airport Advisory Board
  • Housing Authority Board
  • Industrial Development Authority
  • Luzerne County Community College Board of Trustees
  • Luzerne­­-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services Program Advisory Board
  • Luzerne County Planning Commission
  • Redevelopment Authority Board
  • Luzerne County Transportation Authority Board
  • Zoning Hearing Board 


Please visit for a complete list of Luzerne County Authorities, Boards, and Commissions and to download an application, or contact Sharon Lawrence, Clerk of Council at 570-825-1634. 


Completed applications should be submitted to Sharon Lawrence, Clerk of Council, Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 or emailed to, in order to be considered for appointment.  All who submit applications will be contacted for an interview.  



 Mission Statement

The Mission of Luzerne County Government is to provide honest, effective, efficient, and equitable services to the residents of Luzerne County and to enhance the quality of life in the County through sustainable economic development and evironmental stewardship.


Luzerne County will be a safe and healthy community with a diverse, prosperous, and sustainable economy, offering excellent services while perserving the natural environment, local history, and culture.


    1. Practice sound fiscal management.
    2. Provide excellent service delivery.
    3. Encourage a spirit of teamwork in which County operations are conducted in an ethical and fair manner.
    4. Treat all with dignity, fairness, honesty, and respect.
    5. Conduct government deliberations in an open and transparent manner.
    6. Strengthen the diversity and improve the stability of the economic base.


County Council By-Laws

County Goals Chart 


NOTE: Council meetings will be broadcasted live on Service Electric Cable TV, Channel 19, and streamed live on:


FY2016 BUDGET - proposed by County Manager

FY2015 BUDGET -  Approved Ordinance 2014-10 - amended position budget





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