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Officials announce leadership graduates

Front row, from left, are Michelle Pokrifka, York County solicitor; Dan Vogler, Lawrence County commissioner; Jim Martin, Adams County commissioner; and Lori Vargo Heffner, Northampton County council member. Back row, from left, are C. David Pedri, Luzerne County manager; Daryl Miller, Bradford County commissioner; Benjamin Kafferlin, Warren County commissioner; Dave Kovach, Columbia County commissioner.

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Center for Excellence in County Leadership recently graduated eight leaders from 2¢-day training program.

The 2020 graduates include Lori Vargo Heffner, Northampton County council member; Benjamin Kafferlin, Warren County commissioner; David Kovach, Columbia County commissioner; James Martin, Adams County commissioner; Daryl Miller, Bradford County commissioner; C. David Pedri, Esq., Luzerne county manager; Michelle Pokrifka, Esq., York County solicitor; and, Dan Vogler, Lawrence County commissioner.

The training focuses on fostering individual growth through high-level classroom training aimed at enhancing communication, management and leadership skills. CEL includes classes in styles of leadership, managerial versatility, interpersonal dynamics, crisis communication, media management, daily communication problem solving, decision making and other areas. The program is open to county commissioners or council members, chief clerks, county administrators and solicitors of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

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