Authorities, Boards & More

Authorities, Boards & More

Agricultural Land Preservation Board

The York County Agricultural Land Preservation Board’s primarily mission is to protect agricultural land through the use of conservation easements. These easements provide compensation to landowners in exchange for their relinquishment of rights to develop the property, thus ensuring the property remains available for agricultural production.

Center For Traffic Safety

The Center for Traffic Safety develops and implements comprehensive community traffic safety programs intended to reduce the incidence of traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths. The traffic safety issues the agency addresses include, but are not limited to aggressive driving, distracted driving, seat belt use, driving under the influence, underage drinking and child passenger safety.

Conservation District

The York County Conservation District is devoted to assisting residents with their natural resource and environmental concerns. The District was founded in 1938 when 554 farmers signed a petition requesting assistance for protecting the natural resources of York County.

Today, the District not only assist farmers, but also all county residents, by promoting the maintenance, improvement and wise use of land, water, soil and other related natural resources within the County. For more information, please visit www.yorkccd.org.

General Authority of South Central Pennsylvania

The General Authority of Southcentral Pennsylvania (GASP) was created by the York County Commissioners pursuant to the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act of 1945 to serve as a general financing authority for economic development projects in Southcentral Pennsylvania.

For more information, please contact Jill Rexroth, manager of funding programs, at (717) 840-4000 x3052 or email jrexroth@ycea-pa.org.

Hospital Authority

The York County Hospital Authority (YCHA) was formed by the County Commissioners to finance public or non-profit hospitals and public or non-profit hospital facilities.

For more information, please contact Jill Rexroth, manager of funding programs, at (717) 840-4000 x3052 or email jrexroth@ycea-pa.org.

Industrial Development Authority

The York County Commissioners established the York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA) under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Industrial and Commercial Development Authority Law, as amended.

The YCIDA is a conduit enabling companies to utilize tax-exempt financing as provided under federal law. The YCIDA provides funding through the Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) program and the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA).

For more information, please contact Jill Rexroth, manager of funding programs, at (717) 840-4000 x3052 or email jrexroth@ycea-pa.org.

Penn State Cooperative Extension

Penn State Cooperative Extension is an educational network that gives access to Penn State's resources and expertise. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state and county governments.

Through this county-based partnership, Penn State extension agents, faculty, and local volunteers work together to share unbiased, research-based information with local residents. The extension network is one part of Penn State Outreach and Cooperative Extension, which also includes Continuing Education, Distance Education/World Campus, and Public Broadcasting. For more information, please visit http://extension.psu.edu/york.

Planning Commission

The York County Planning Commission was formed in 1959 by the Board of County Commissioners and is composed of nine members. Since its formation, the primary goal of the Planning commission has been the preparation of a Comprehensive Plan for York County. Over the years many of the constituent elements of the Comprehensive Plan have been completed. These have included a coordinated base map system, natural features and environmental studies, population and economic analyses and plans dealing with land use, transportation, recreation, water supply and sewerage facilities.

Other responsibilities include activity dealing with data processing, traffic engineering, human services and historical preservation. The Planning Commission has been a major participant in the transportation planning facilitated through the York Area Transportation Study. For more information, please visit www.ycpc.org.

Rail Trail Authority

The York County Rail Trail Authority is a volunteer, nine-member Authority formed in 1990 under the direction of the Board of Commissioners. The Authority's mission is to enrich York County communities and countryside through the development of a network of public trails. For more information, please visit www.yorkcountytrails.org.

Redevelopment Authority

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of York (RACY) was created in May 1964 as a vehicle specifically aimed to redevelop blighted industrial sites and to forge innovative strategies for redevelopment projects throughout York County.

For more information, please contact Blanda Nace, manager of redevelopment at (717) 771-4589 or at bnace@ycea-pa.org.

Solid Waste Authority

The York County Board of Commissioners established the York County Solid Waste Authority in 1971 to assure the adequate and proper disposal of all municipal solid waste generated in York County.

The authority owns and operates the York County Resource Recovery Center, a waste-to-energy facility located at 2651 Blackbridge Road in Manchester Township. For more information, please visit http://www.ycswa.com/.

York Adams Transportation Authority

The York Adams Transportation Authority was originally formed by several municipalities in 1974 as the York Area Transportation Authority (YATA). In 1990, the Board of County Commissioners formed the York County Transportation Authority. In 2011, the Board of County Commissioners, with joint approval with Adams County Commissioners, merged the York and Adams Transportation Authorities into a new authority, the York Adams Transportation Authority (doing business as rabbittransit).

The board is comprised of five members from York County and four from Adam County, appointed by the respective Boards of Commissioners. The primary function of YATA is to provide mobility options for the residents and visitors of the area. As a regional transportation provider, rabbittransit provides fixed-route, commuter bus, specialized shuttles, park-and-ride lots and shared-ride services to over 7,200 people every day - connecting individuals to work, medical facilities, school and other life-sustaining activities. More information is available at www.rabbittransit.org.

York County Economic Development Corp.

The York County Economic Development Corp. was created by the York County Commissioners to help drive economic growth in York County. In 2011, the YCEDC and the York County Chamber of Commerce merged to become the York County Economic Alliance. The affiliation brings together business and economic development strengths to better serve members, grow businesses and create jobs.

The York County Economic Alliance’s (YCEA) mission is to serve as York County’s leading resource for facilitating economic and community development, fostering economic development and improving the quality of life in York County. To learn more, please visit www.ycea-pa.org.