The Indiana County

Board of Commissioners

Pictured Left to Right

Chief Clerk:  Robin Maryai
Commissioner:  Rodney D. Ruddock
Chairman:  Mike Baker
Commissioner:  Sherene Hess
Solicitor:  Michael Clark

The Indiana County Commissioners oversee the financial, administrative, and public affairs of the County. Part of that oversight involves ensuring that our economic development program is strategically structured for accessing a vast array of resources and that our business climate is conducive for local companies to prosper and grow.

The Indiana County Commissioners have taken a leadership role in making it easier for our employers to conduct business here and all over the world. The Commissioners help them navigate governmental channels and coordinate access to services and support that will help employers achieve success.  As an outreach effort, they call on businesses to understand better how to build successful enterprises. 

The Indiana County Commissioners work with state and federal officials to improve transportation, water and sewer infrastructure, and quality of life for residents and businesses alike. The Commissioners are currently working on a project to expand broadband internet access throughout Indiana County.

County Services at a Glance

The Commissioners integrate and coordinate countywide economic development efforts through the Center for Economic Operations. Many of the County Commissioners’ initiatives are carried out through the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development (ICOPD).  

On behalf of the County Commissioners, the ICOPD administers two low-interest loan programs for businesses – the Indiana County Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and the Greater Indiana Enterprise Zone Loan Fund (EZLF). The staff helps businesses assemble an appropriate mix of local, regional, and state financing programs for their specific projects and provides credit analysis on the two loan programs directly administered by the ICOPD. 

The Commissioners are also directly responsible for other projects in the County. The ICOPD arranges for housing services, such as emergency repair and handicap access.

The County oversees zoning, reviews commercial and residential subdivision plans, and participates in projects of significance to the community, such as the Jimmy Stewart Airport Runway Expansion. 

And, for a majority of the County's municipalities, the ICOPD administers the Universal Construction Code (UCC) permit process for commercial and residential construction.

The Indiana County County Commissioners are committed to the well-being of the County and its citizens through these efforts and many others. 


If you would like additional information about the Indiana County Board of Commissioners and how they serve the community, please visit the Indiana County website or call 724-465-3805.

The Indiana County Office of Planning & Development

• Communicates with municipalities
• Assists with application for permits
• Arranges for inspections
• Handles paperwork and scheduling
• Issues certificates upon final inspection

Did you know?
William Penn is reported to have started the system of county commissioners here in Pennsylvania in colonial times. In the 1600s, he suggested using a body of elected officials to govern the local affairs of the new colony. These groups became known as county commissioners.
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