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.


As We Ignite our Generation 2015 - Duration- 3 minutes, 59 seconds


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

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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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County Municipal Building and Court System

The Municipal Building was built in 1963 and is located at 400 South 8th Street, Lebanon, PA  17042.  Phone (717)274-2801.

Handicap access is available at the rear of the building where six parking spaces are reserved.  For assistance call the Commissioner's office.

Hours of operation are:    Monday - Friday  8:30-4:30   Evening Meetings may be scheduled Monday and Thursday 6:30-9:30pm.  Use of County meeting rooms shall be limited to government affiliated or supported agencies and organizations (March 29, 1988).  Reservation for meeting rooms will be reviewed in the County Commissioners Office.  Approval dates for meetings will be on a first come basis.  No signs may be erected, and no loud speakers are allowed in the lobby.  

Be prepared to go through a security check.  Items like knives and guns must be checked before entering the courthouse.  Further, no cell phones are allowed on the third floor.

If you need to get in touch with any one at the court house, please dial 717-274-2801 or fax 717-274-8094.    When you have a concern about procedure, protocol is to contact the commissioner assigned to represent a specific department.   Commissioner liaison assignments are found on the commissioner's page.  Also, the courts are under Judge Tylwalk, marked with a red C.

Room Office Extension Room Office Extension
118 Assessment   2250 207 Personnel 2202
308 Bail Administration C 2351 206 Planning 2325
401 Children & Youth 2304 508 Oak Probation, Adult C 273-1557
106 Clerk of Courts 2247 508 Oak Probation, Youth C 273-1557
207 Commissioners 2202 104 Prothonotary 2120
311 Controller 2234 122 Public Defender 2130
308 Court Administration C 4440 207 Purchasing 2202
211 Management Information Systems 2340 107 Recorder of Deeds 2223
11 Detectives 2360 105 Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans Court 2220
11 District Attorney 2360 3 Sheriff 2356
202 Domestic Relations C 2394 103 Tax Claim 2233
12 Emergency Management Agency 67-200 103 Treasurer 2229
14 Community Action Partnership 2260 102 Veterans Affairs 4422
302 Judges Chambers C 2290 402 Victim/Witness 2180
305 Law Library 2301 209 Voter Registration     2243
105 Marriage License 4414 207 Weights and Measures 4423
Area Agency on Aging 710 Maple Street 273-9262
Cedar Haven 590 South 5th Avenue 274-0421
Chamber of Commerce  252 North 8th Street 273-3727
Conservation District 2120 Cornwall Road, Suite 5 272-3908 ext. 3
COLT 200 Willow Street 274-9469
Drug & Alcohol  220 E Lehman Street 274-0427
Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation  PO BOX 52


Housing & Redevelopment 303 Chestnut Street 274-1401
Penn State Cooperative Extension Office   Suite 11 270-4391
Mental Health/Mental Retardation  220 E Lehman Street 274-3415
Prison  730 East Walnut Street 274-5451
Renova Center  25 Metro Drive 274-0493
South Central Employment Corporation 524 N. 9th St. 274-8901
Tourist Bureau  80 Rockerty Road, Lebanon 273-0603
United Way  801 Cumberland St. 273-8144

Earned Income Tax Bureau does not fall under the supervision of the county commissioners.  Rather, the Lebanon EIT Bureau board of directors is comprised of two school board members from each of Lebanon County's School Districts:  Annville Cleona, Cornwall Lebanon, Easter Lebanon, Lebanon, Palmyra, and Northern Lebanon.  Likewise, tax collected by the Lebanon EIT Bureau supports public schools, not the County of Lebanon.

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