Laura Burke is Blair County's Democratic County Commissioner.
Elected in 2019, Laura took office on January 6, 2020. She is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Commissioners and serves as liaison to the Court-related offices, District Attorney, Public Defender, Children, Youth, & Families, Tax Claim, Tax Assessment, and GIS offices. Laura holds a B.A. from the University of Richmond, a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University. She is an alumna of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Blair County program and a graduate of the County Commissioner Association of Pennsylvania's Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL) program. As a part of her duties as County Commissioner, Laura serves on the Boards of the United Way of Blair County and Blair Senior Services. She is a member of the Healthy Blair County Coalition steering committee and DCED's Community Development & Housing Advisory Board.
Blair County Residents should know what their county government is doing.
The Commissioners should be clear and consistent in applying policy.
The Commissioners should advocate for their constituents and their employees.
Return our agency to a health staffing level so that we can better serve our children and families.
Build a new prison that is designed to meet 21st century expectations for correctional institutions.
Create a county-wide entity to oversee the development of our outdoor recreation resources.
MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Work with stakeholders to create diversionary programs to keep individuals with mental health and substance use disorders out of the criminal justice system.