People Above Politics

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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County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz speaks to voters- Duration- 78 seconds


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Invest in my campaign for commissioner.  As a TEAM, we can overcome Big Money, and make this a People's Campaign.  Are you with me?

Each of us is at a different place in our life.  Some people can volunteer time.  Other people can provide financial support--$5, $50, or $500 a month.  Whatever your situation, your contribution of time and or money is gratefully appreciated.   

Your early and/or monthly donation will help Jo Ellen to get elected by printing literature, reserving media buys, ordering signs….  

Thank you for your help and support during this campaign.  Your unwavering commitment is the wind beneath my wings.

On election day, every vote matters.  You matter!  And I can't win this race without you.


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Thank you for your support and for all that you do.

Sincerely, Jo Ellen

People Above Politics

Team Litz:  Treasurer, Cathy Garrison

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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Area Agency on Aging

Carol Davies and her staff at the Area Agency on Aging provide information on Eldercare; volunteer opportunities, options assessment program, smoke detector program, meals on wheels, Alzheimer's support group, attendant care services, senior activity center services, options nursing home diversion, personal care services, Apprise, Lifeline program, telephone reassurance, pre-retirement workshops, protective services, transportation services, family caregiver support program, information and referral service, care management, senior employment service, long term care ombudsman, and other agency services.  Located at 710 Maple St., 2nd floor, Lebanon PA  17046 or call 273-9262.  office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Area Agency on Aging MEAL SITES - suggested cost per meal $2.50

bullet Lebanon - 710 Maple Sts. (north side of town) 273-1048
bullet Annville Church basement, 200 S White Oak St. (1 block south of Route 422) 867-1796
bullet Palmyra, Interfaith Manor, Cherry & 101 South Railroad Sts. (1 block south of 422) 838-8237
bullet Myerstown church basement, 51 W Stover St. (next to park south of town) 866-6786
bullet North Lebanon, Jonestown American Legion, 335 N Lancaster St (north of square in Jonestown, turn left into lane.) 865-0944
bullet South Lebanon Community Center, Rt. 419 & Alden Rd., Lebanon 274-7541

Adult Day Care

bullet1987 - Opened initial site in the recreation room of Cedar Haven
bullet1/3/89 - Opened a second day care site at Messiah Lutheran Church (3 days/week)
bullet6/1/90 - Opened a new Eldercare Respite building on the grounds of Cedar Haven
bullet4/1/91 - Expanded Messiah ADC program to 5 days/week
bulletThe two current ADC sites are at capacity with 62 active different users.  The current suggested donation is $15 per day.
bullet1/2/2000 - Open proposed 14-21 client per day 1326 square foot facility at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Palmyra.

As of 1992, Lebanon county's total population was 115,832.  The 60+ population stood at 23,594 or 20%.  The 60+ population is growing at approximately twice the rate of the overall county population.

A new bus for senior centers to take trips is expected to arrive in January 2000 and after a wheel chair lift is installed, placed into service around March.

The agency needs Meals-On-Wheels volunteers one day every two weeks to deliver approximately ten meals each.

Permanent Housing

American House 23 S 9th St., Lebanon 272-6678 70 beds Visit 9 AM - 8 PM
Annville Personal Care 561 E main St., Annville 867-2273 10 beds 7 AM - 11 PM
Appelt Family Care PO Box 173A, School Dr., Fredericksburg 865-3751 12 beds 9 AM - 9 PM
Cornwall Manor PO Box 125, Cornwall 274-8052 53 beds Visit anytime
Grace Community 440 E Lincoln Ave., Myerstown 866-3596 30 beds Visit anytime
Hearthstone Manor 1125 Birch Rd., Lebanon 272-8782 64 beds Visit anytime
Hill Farm Personal 200 Kauffman Rd., Annville 867-5176 30 beds Visit anytime
Hollystone Rd 1 Box 65,  N Sheridan Rd., Newmanstown 589-5587 8 beds Visit anytime
Kar-Lyn Homes 109 N 12th St., Lebanon 273-7079 24 beds 9 AM - 8 PM
Keisch Boarding Home 1005 Cumberland St., Lebanon 272-4706 8 beds 8 AM - 8 PM
Lebanon Valley Brethren 1200 Grubb St., Palmyra 838-5406 58 beds Visit anytime
Lebanon Valley Home 550 E Main St., Annville 867-7060 40 beds Visit anytime
Sanders Home 970 York St., Lebanon 272-1124 8 beds 7 AM - 10 PM
Twin Oaks Nursing Cen. 90 W Main St., Campbelltown 838-2231 25 beds Visit anytime
Twin Spruce 301 S Railroad St., Myerstown 866-2938 31 beds 8 AM - 8 PM
United Christian Church Hm. RD1 Box 629, Annville 867-1332 24 beds Visit anytime
Willow Square Personal 901 Willow St., Lebanon 272-0749 49 beds Visit anytime