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Commissioners Announce Appointment of New Solicitor

York County Commissioners Susan Byrnes, Doug Hoke and Chris Reilly today announced the appointment of Glenn J. Smith as the new County solicitor.

Smith, 45, is a seasoned trial attorney with 15 years of legal experience in public and private practice.

As solicitor, the Manchester Township resident will serve as the Commissioners’ top legal advisor and represent the County before local, Glenn J  Smithstate and federal courts.

Smith replaces former Solicitor Michael Flannelly, who took office January 4th as a judge on the York County Court of Common Pleas.

“Glenn is an excellent attorney with an impressive background in civil, criminal and municipal matters,” said President Commissioner Susan Byrnes. “That diversity of experience makes him a great fit for this role, and we’re excited to bring him on board.”

Smith earned his Juris Doctor from Widener School of Law. He served from 2001 to 2003 as an assistant district attorney in the York County District Attorney’s Office before joining the Law Offices of Griffith Strickler Lerman (now Griffith Strickler Lerman Solymos & Calkins) in 2003. He worked for Griffith Strickler Lerman until 2006, when he joined CGA Law Firm.

In addition to representing individuals and business clients, Smith has served various municipalities, authorities and County row officers. He also serves as solicitor for the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association.

Smith actively volunteers in the community through various local organizations including Creative York, the Bar Association of York County, the York County Economic Alliance and Rotary International.

“My personal and career goals share a common theme – to make a difference,“ Smith said. “I thank the Board of Commissioners for offering me this opportunity to extend my service through this role with County government. I look forward to working for such a great organization that serves so many important functions within our community.”

Smith will start work on February 1st, pending Salary Board approval.

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