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Commissioners

Contact info

Bradford County Courthouse
301 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848

Phone: (570) 265-1727
Fax: (570) 265-1729
Email: bccommadmin@bradfordco.org

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Dept Descriptions

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, county commissioners oversee the operations that are specified by the state of Pennsylvania. Three county commissioners are elected every four years to manage and administrate the business of the county.

Office Services

In their duties the county commissioners:

  • Appoint citizens to boards, commissions and authorities
  • Advertise and award contracts
  • Adopt the budget of the county
  • Oversee approximately 761 employees: 507 full-time and 254 part-time
  • Serve as the county
    • Board of Elections
    • Registration Commission
    • Salary Board
    • Prison Board
    • Retirement Board
    • Board of Assessment

To assist the commissioners with their administrative duties they appoint a chief clerk who is responsible for:

  • Advertising
  • Contract negotiations
  • Aiding the commissioners with the development of the budget
  • Day-to-day management and operations of the county
  • Keeping of the books and accounts of the Bradford County commissioners
  • Recording and filing of their proceedings and papers

Commissioners

  • Doug McLinko

    Doug McLinko graduated from Towanda Area High School in 1976. He has owned and operated various businesses in Bradford County for over 25 years. Doug has four children: Anthony, Bradley, Marishia and Ashley. He was the Chairman of Wysox Township Supervisors for two terms. During his term as supervisor he lowered taxes by 17 percent, and Wysox Township is now one of the lowest taxed townships in the state of Pennsylvania. He is the Chairman of the Bradford/Sullivan County Salvation Army Service Unit, President of Wysox Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Wysox Planning Commission, Wysox Municipal Authority, Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, and Member of the Masonic Lodge, Rome PA. Doug also serves on the Republican Committee and the Republican Executive Committee.

  • Daryl Miller

    Daryl Miller, former co-owner and CEO of Cornell Industrial Corporation, brings with him to the Commissioner’s office more than three decades of business experience. Daryl began his career at Cornell in 1974, working his way up through the company while continuing his education. Starting out in an entry level job, he moved up within the company, becoming a shop floor manager, equipment designer, sales manager, plant manager, executive vice president and then ultimately becoming CEO and co-owner. Daryl looks forward to the next four years, with all the opportunities and challenges, to be a part of positive change within our county. Daryl lives in Terry Township with his wife Kay. As a father, grandfather and life-long resident of Bradford County, his desire as a County Commissioner is to ensure that we hand our future generations the opportunity to prosper and grow in this beautiful county.

  • Ed Bustin

    In March 2015, Ed Bustin was appointed by Bradford County President Judge Maureen Beirne to complete the unexpired term of Commissioner Mark Smith.  Ed has an associate’s degree in fire science technology. He has a long history of service as a volunteer firefighter and EMT in Bradford County.  Ed also serves, or has served, on several boards of directors, including the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority, NY-Penn Leadership and Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services.  Before his appointment to the County Commissioners, Ed worked for 15 years as the Safety, Health and Environmental Manager for Masco Cabinetry in Athens Township.  Prior to that, Ed worked at the Robert Packer Hospital for 18 years, starting as an orderly, and ending his career at Guthrie as the Manager of Safety and Security.  Ed lives in Sayre with his wife, Terry, who is an Athens Area School District Teacher.

  • Michelle Shedden

    Chief Clerk

    Michelle Shedden began working for Bradford County in 2001, and became secretary to the commissioners in 2005. She was appointed as Chief Clerk in 2011 and is Secretary of Retirement for Bradford County. She is responsible for the recording, attesting and preservation of county records, the administration of oaths, directing the completion of all actions required by the Board of Commissioners, including budgetary and fiscal operations and personnel matters. Michelle and her husband Bryan live in Leroy Township. Bryan is a partner in the family dairy farm and they have three children and four grandchildren.

Commissioners Budget