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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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Honorary Chair:     Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll --a woman who broke the glass ceiling and contributed greatly to PA politics; born in 1930, died November 12, 2008.

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Entertainment in Lebanon County

7/8/08  Do you need live entertainment for a special function?  Here is a list of musicians compiled from submissions by Lebanon County residents:

  1. Double Entendre
    Contact: JT Fredlund
  2. Ragged Glory
    Contact: Dan Jamison
  3. Letters for Lovers
    Contact: Courtnee Owens
  4. Shining Light-Jeff Bohn, Executive Director ... Route 934, Annville, PA 17003 |
  5. Tim Eck is the Lebanon H. S. vocal music teacher. 
  6. Northern Lebanon practices every Tues and Thurs.  Mr Innes is the director. 
  7. Northern Lebanon's Northern Lights or Madrigal Choir, which is a small select chorus group. Email Molly Masser or call 570 648-3020.
  8. Cedar Crest is directed by Randy Marks.  
  9. ELCO  group leader is David  Sheaffer.  He would be able to get them together.  They are a very unusual group.  They sing songs from around the world.  I think you would be impressed.   For more information e-mail my daughter, Cathy Shaak, at
  10. Lebanon’s barbershop chorus, the Singing Cedars practices year round.  They meet on Tuesdays at Zion Lutheran.  Contacts are Ed Matthews and Rich Engle 610-589-2736. 
  11. Praise Band from Zion Methodist in Myerstown, directed by Brian Klinger.  I think his email is  
  12. Praise Band from Trinity United Methodist Church, Lickdale.  Contact Bernie Rollman.
  13. Quittie Creek from Annville – five young women (all related), who sing all types of music. 
  14. Jonestown Male Chorus which has been together for 60 years.
  15. "The Greys," Terri's son at Farmers Hope Inn, are a rock band...all originals....but pretty hard rock...all recent 2008 grads from Cedar Crest....nice kids.  3180 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545  717-664-HOPE (4673)
  16. The World's Greatest One Man Band--Lee Moyer.  (717) 867-1000;
  17. Harmony of Hearts (through AseraCare Hospice) entertains mostly at nursing homes, the V.A., American House, service groups....Piano, two violins, a guitar, an autoharp and several great vocalists.  All types of music:  patriotic, religious, popular, Broadway, classical, Irish, Folk, you name it!  Contact Becky Duke  304-7679. 
  18. Harmonia, to raise money for scholarships for local high school seniors who plan to major in music.  Harmonia is the oldest music club in America.  Katherine Hoopes is the contact person:  279-7494.