New County-Wide Broadband Survey

Category: Uncategorised
Published: Wednesday, 15 June 2022
The County of Elk is interested in improving their broadband service for residents. Identifying areas within the county that are underserved either by access or by low Internet speeds will greatly assist our efforts. You can help by completing a broadband survey below and providing insight on the current issues with broadband service in the area.

Regional Greenways and Active Transportation Plan

Category: Uncategorised
Published: Wednesday, 11 May 2022

The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission has been working on the Regional Greenways and Active Transportation Plan for the six-county planning region that includes Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter Counties which began in August 2021. This integrated plan examines various methods by which greenways and active transportation networks can be achieved for North Central Pennsylvania.


As a part of the project, a project website has been created and will evolve with updated information as the project progresses. The website is accessible here: To further engage the residents and stakeholders of the North Central Pennsylvania region, an interactive online mapping tool (available under the ‘Participate’ tab on the project website) is being used to garner feedback on specific locations of known concerns (missing sidewalk connections), potential connections (opportunities to connect a trail to a park/fill important trail gaps), or long-term aspirations. In addition to the online tools, the Design Team will be attending various community events across the region, which will be posted on the project website when confirmed.


Category: Uncategorised
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2022

Under the March 2021 American Rescue Plan, Elk County has received funding to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts through different categories of eligible uses. 

The Elk County Commissioners are pleased to provide this opportunity to financially assist our non-profits. This form is to be used by nonprofit organizations, registered and in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service and classified as any 501c group,  OTHER THAN 501c3,  that are seeking economic relief from the financial hardships that were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Projects

Community Service projects, capital projects; building improvements, additions and repairs; equipment and furniture; grounds improvements, etc.   Not eligible: Cosmetic improvements, debt service, political organizations or affiliates, recurring maintenance costs, taxes, salaries/wages; administrative or operating capital. Funds are limited to new projects; these projects should be self-sustaining.





Joseph Daghir, Chair               M. Fritz Lecker              Matthew Quesenberry   

2022 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

Category: Uncategorised
Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2022

The Elk County Planning Department on behalf of the Elk County Board of Commissioners is now accepting proposals for the 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Funding is received through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and requires that at least 70% of the allocation be used to benefit Section 8 low/moderate Income (LMI) persons.  If your organization is interested in submitting a request, please contact Becki Taylor, CDBG Coordinator at (814) 776-5335 for more information.

Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pinning

Category: Uncategorised
Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Elk County Commissioners M. Fritz Lecker and Matthew G. Quesenberry presented John Mark Dougherty with his Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and American Flag Pin. Living United States Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location are eligible to receive one lapel pin. Thank you John Mark Dougherty for your service!

Pictured below (left to right): M. Fritz Lecker, Commissioner; John Mark Dougherty, Vietnam Veteran; Leslie Neal, Director of Veterans Affairs; Matthew Quesenberry, Commissioner and Patrick E. Straub, Chief Clerk.


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