Dennis Stuckey has reversed Horace Greeley’s advice on his way to his room with a view on the 7th floor of the Lancaster County Government Center on North Queen Street. He’s now serving his third term as a Lancaster County Commissioner, and he holds the position of chairman. He’s become an enthusiastic advocate of everything that Lancaster County offers, even though he didn’t grow up dreaming of being a leader here.
Instead of going west, Dennis has come east to enjoy life in Lancaster County. “I grew up in Everett, Pennsylvania. Actually, I grew up outside of town, in West Providence Township, which surrounds Everett. I played basketball in high school, but I wasn’t a star.”
Everett is in Bedford County, along the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Breezewood and Bedford. Business Route 30, the original Lincoln Highway, serves as Everett’s Main Street. In addition, the Mid State Trail, Pennsylvania’s longest hiking trail, passes through the center of town and offers hikers a respite from the rugged terrain that makes up much of Bedford County.
While Dennis has warm memories of his years in Everett, Lancaster County in now his home, and he’s working hard to make a great place even better. “I’m very optimistic about Lancaster County. We have a strong economy, and we have good people at organizations such as the Chamber and EDC working to bring more jobs here. Lancaster County is a leader across the commonwealth, and others take note of what we’re doing.”
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