President Commissioner Susan Byrnes
Commissioner Susan Byrnes was elected in 2015.
She serves as President of both the York County Veterans Outreach and the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden. In addition, she is the Founder of the Byrnes Health Education Center and author of Giving from the Heart: A true story of how one woman’s tragedy inspired a community, which details the Byrnes Health Education Center’s creation.
A native of York, daughter of Charlie & Gussie Petron, and one of seven children, she is a graduate of York Catholic High School and St. Agnes School of Nursing in Baltimore. She worked as an Emergency Dept. RN at Georgetown University Hospital and York Hospital.
Recipient of numerous community achievement awards, in 2007 she was recognized with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by York College of Pennsylvania.
She and her husband, Randy have three adult children and three grandchildren. Susan continues her community volunteer work with Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and Mr. Sandys Homeless Veterans Center.
Vice President Commissioner Doug Hoke
Commissioner Doug Hoke took office in 2008, and was elected Vice President in 2011.
Before coming to the Board, he was a Project Administrator with the Pennsylvania State Public School Building Authority, where he assisted with the issuance of tax-exempt debt.
He has also worked at the Pennsylvania State Lottery and Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
The West York Area High School graduate earned a bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.
When not at work, Doug is active in the community. He is a volunteer mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and sits on several community boards.
Commissioner Chris Reilly
Chris Reilly is a member of the York County Board of Commissioners. He was elected to a fifth four-year term as county commissioner in November 2015. He is the longest-serving commissioner in York County history.
Chris entered York County politics in 1989 when he was elected the youngest mayor in Dallastown Borough history at age 26. In 1995 Chris was the elected the youngest commissioner in York County history at age 33. He was reelected in 1999.
He took a four-year hiatus from politics beginning in 2004 to pursue opportunities in the private sector and was returned to office in 2007. Before entering politics Chris was a York County Chamber of Commerce executive and a York College of Pennsylvania administrator.
Chris is a member of the Harrisburg Area Community College-York Campus Advisory Committee and the York County Parks Advisory Board. He has received several awards including the York County Economic Development Corporation’s Friend of Economic Development, York County Action Statesman of the Year and the York County Joint Veterans Council’s Award of Appreciation. Chris was also named Honorary Marine by the Dallastown Area School District’s Junior ROTC Program.
Chris is a 1985 graduate of the University of Maryland and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He and his wife Lisa have three children: Patrick, William and Claire and live in York Township. In his spare time Chris enjoys fishing, reading and cooking ethnic food.