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, or the 30" 2016 Snowstorm Jonas, 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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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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In 1830, Lebanon County opened what was then known as a "poor house." The original building was built in what is now South Lebanon Township. In 1887, a new facility was built and the old one razed. The new facility consisted of approximately 12 buildings.
In 1937, the county commissioners abolished the poor district and the county almshouse became known as the County Institution District. Construction on Cedar Haven began 27 years later.
The cornerstone for Cedar Haven was laid in 1964, and the facility opened in 1966 with the transfer of approximately 160 patients from the county almshouse. Cedar Haven originally housed 240 beds, and a 160-bed skilled care wing was opened in 1975. Source: Lebanon Daily News 7/29/94 With a State emphasis on assisted living, over the years, the County decertified 77 beds leaving 323 active beds.
In 2014, Cedar Haven was sold for $25.5M on a 2 to 1 vote with Commissioner list voting against divesting of this asset.
There are full and part time openings on all shifts for certified and uncertified nursing assistants. Flexible hours are also available. There is a competitive wage starting at $10.22 per hour and an excellent benefit package offered. Applications are available at the front desk. Duties include bathing, feeding, and caring for elderly residents.
When the following form is completed and returned for a qualified individual, their name goes on a chronologically dated waiting list. No preferential treatment is given. When considering admissions, the commissioners follow the list.
On January 1, 1991, LAMP (Long Term Care Assessment Management Program) now know as OPTIONS was started in Lebanon County. The purpose of this program is to assess a Medical Assistance eligible person's need for long term care. You will not be admitted to Cedar Haven Nursing Home until you have OPTIONS approval for long term care. The OPTIONS program will make all final decisions regarding the applicants eligibility for long term care. If denied by OPTIONS as not needing long term care, the applicant will be denied admission due to state regulations requiring the applicant to need long term care.