People Above Politics

Litz brings Local Government, Small Business, and Conservation Experience to the Table.

   Jo Ellen is a 5-term Lebanon County Commissioner who is the Boots on the Ground for local government implementing programs to Protect Children, Serve Families, Secure Justice, Manage Emergencies, and Safeguard Elections.  In short, Commissioner Litz Safeguards the Public Trust.

Whether it was the 2004 Campbelltown Tornado, Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, Jonas 30" Snowstorm 2016 , or the Summer Storm of 2018,

I've been here for you.

Litz was elected by her peers from across the state of Pennsylvania to serve as the 2012 president and 2013 chairman of the Board for the statewide commissioner's association. 

Litz is about starting a conversation from public structures like roads and bridges, water and sewer, schools, and energy.  A sound infrastructure is the basis of a sound economy.  Litz believes we need these Economy Boosting Jobs to put money into the pockets of people so that they can buy homes, cars, and goods.  Litz supports a transportation plan to make our roads and bridges safe.  In this way, we will create good paying jobs, get people to these jobs, our goods to market, and children to schools. 

Jo Ellen served as the chair of the MPO (2012-15)--Metropolitan Planning Organization for Lebanon County--where she helps to prioritize local road and bridge projects with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration. 

Keep Litz doing the People's Business.


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"Small business is the backbone of the community."  Elec Bus Pack                                                                        Shop Local     Eat Local.pdf

Jo Ellen Litz, County Commissioner, understands both sides –as a small business owner herself for over 30 years and as a county commissioner. That is why Litz has developed the "Small Business Pack: Understanding the ABC’s of Working with County Government," a resource guide that she has been distributing free to small businesses as she tackles going door-to-door as part of her election campaign.

"Small business people tend to be jacks-of-all-trades," said Litz. "They try to do as much as they can for themselves, especially if they cannot afford to hire staff specialists. I have developed this resource guide to be a tool for small business when it comes to understanding and working with your local county government. It has been met with great enthusiasm by many businesses."

Topics covered include Assessments, Emergency Preparation, Planning, and Permitting. It also provides the checklist of what these departments require to make the process easier and key contact information.

"Your county government—from the front line offices to the county leadership—is charged to serve the residents of this community," said Litz. "It is especially important to forge relationships and partnerships with small business—the economic backbone to our community."

Litz noted that her Resource Guide is not the definitive end to assist business. It is in her words, "more important to know from small business what the needs are and what can be done to improve the services . . .Please let me know your ideas," she said.

Born and raised in Lebanon County, she has won numerous awards for her outstanding record on behalf of consumers, the environment, and good government. A true believer in "Getting Things Done Through Bi-partisan Cooperation" she has no fear when it comes to taking on the tough issues Lebanon County faces.

"Taking on tough issues—whether they are from the business sector, homeowners, anyone—comes with the territory of holding office," said Litz. "I look forward to finding long-term solutions to the challenges our residents face. I will be a full time leader for this community with experience ready to be put into action full time for you!"

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