Commissioners Meeting Request Form

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Published: Thursday, 11 July 2024

County of Elk Commissioners

Meeting Zoom Request Form
• Requests must be received by Monday at noon preceding the meeting you wish to attend.
• Guest must remain civil at all times. Any use of offensive language, threats,or hate speech may result in the participant being muted and/or disconnected from the Zoom.
• Questions and comments from participants will be limited to 5 minutes per Zoom participant per meeting.
• The County of Elk is not responsible for internet or connectivity quality or issues.
• Zoom participants will be in the waiting room and admitted to enter when their agenda item is discussed. Participants will be disconnected at the conclusion of their agenda item.
• May not be available for all meetings.

Act 13 Application

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Published: Monday, 08 July 2024

The Elk County Commissioners have established a REIMBURSABLE grant program through the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee for project activities within Elk County.  Applicants that are eligible include municipal governing bodies, 501© (3) non-profit organizations and municipal authorities.  This grant is an open application which is due by February 28th and August 31st each year.  In the event that the deadline falls on a weekend, the previous Friday will be the due date.  Grant requests must be a minimum of $1,000 up to the maximum amount of $10,000.

Grant award recipients will receive notification by letter that will include a cooperation agreement with the County of Elk starting their understanding of the Elk County Act 13 Program Guidelines.  In order to be reimbursed, all grant recipients will be expected to submit a grant close-out report that will include copies of invoices that were used in accordance with the grant requirements, copies of cancelled checks used to pay invoices and photographs where applicable in order to receive their grant reimbursement.  Grant applications are available online at or you may contact the Planning Dept. for further information at 814-776-5335.

Click here for the Elk County Act 13 Grant Application

Bur Oak Dedication for Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration

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Published: Thursday, 20 June 2024
The County of Elk Commissioners dedicated a Mark Twain Bur Oak, an American Heritage Tree in honor of the Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration on June 20. This tree is planted on the County of Elk Courthouse Lawn.

The original Mark Twain Bur Oak, named the Liberty Tree Burr Oak grows outside the Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal, Missouri where Mark Twain lived. This Burr Oak was started as a seedling in 1721. It has been certified that Mark Twain played in that tree as a youth. The American Heritage Trees work with the Mark Twain Cave staff and collects seeds and propagate seedlings from the Bur Oak.

Our tree is from the American Heritage Tree Organization. The Bur Oak was planted on the Courthouse Lawn by our Certified Master Arborist, Tim Frontz. The County of Elk Commissioners are dedicating this tree in honor of the Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration.

Right to Left: Roberta Buehler, Chamber of Commerce; Tim Frontz, Certified Master Arborist; Commissioners Fritz Lecker, Matt Quesenberry, and Greg Gebauer.
Bur Oak Tree Dedication

2024 Elk County Board of Commissioners' Meetings

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Published: Tuesday, 27 December 2022

The Elk County Board of Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled 2024 meetings on dates listed below at 10:00 a.m. in the Thomas G. Wagner Conference Room of the Elk County Courthouse Annex. The Commissioners encourage citizens to attend meetings in person.

Meeting day has been moved from Tuesdays to Thursday, starting in March. 

**The meeting on August 8th will be held at the Elk County Fair.**

Thank you.
Meeting Dates:   

January 2, 2024 January 18, 2024 (Thursday)
February 6, 2024 February 20, 2024
March 7, 2024  March 21, 2024
April 4, 2024 April 18, 2024 
May 9, 2024 
May 23, 2024(Johnsonburg Library)
June 6, 2024 June 20, 2024
 July 2, 2024 (Tuesday) July 18, 2024
August 8, 2024 (Elk County Fair) August 22, 2024
September 5, 2024 September 19, 2024
October 3, 2024  October 17, 2024
November 7, 2024  November 21, 2024
December 5, 2024 December 19, 2024

County of Elk Approved Calendar for 2024 Updated

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Published: Thursday, 21 December 2023

Tuesday, at the regular meeting of the County of Elk Commissioners, it was unanimously voted to move the meeting day from Tuesdays to Thursdays. This will take effect on March 7, 2024. Please see the updated schedule here for the new meeting dates.

This is the 2024 County of Elk calendar which includes all important public meeting dates, times and location. The holiday schedule is also included on the calendar and shows days the County offices are closed. Click on Calendar below to view.

View Calendar


Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853