Fred Reddig

Mr. Reddig currently serves as Special Assistant for Act 47 and Local Government Affairs in the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)..� Prior to his appointment as Special Assistant he served for 8 years as the Executive Director of the Governor's Center for Local Government Services DCED.� Mr. Reddig is responsible for the administration of the Center�s broad range of local government, planning and policy development services.� He has over 26 years of service with the Commonwealth, having served in the Department of Community Affairs and now with DCED.� He has administered the Municipalities Financial Recovery Program since its inception and has coordinated recovery activities under the Act 47 program including extensive work in the Cities of Pittsburgh, Scranton, Johnstown, New Castle, Reading and Chester as well as communities in the Beaver, Shenango and Mon Valley areas.�� He has also directed the coordination of the Act 47 and Chapter 9 bankruptcy process in Westfall Township, Pike County.� More recently he has had extensive involvement with the Act 47 process in the development of a recovery plan for Harrisburg including facilitating consent agreement discussions, serving as the Administrator for the Office of the Receiver and now Coordinator for the City.�He has been a strong proponent of shared service approaches as a cost effective way to provide municipal services. �He led the Department�s efforts to implement legislation that established the statewide 9-1-1 system and administered the Shared Municipal Services Program and other intergovernmental programs within the Center.� He also has been involved in research and development of major policy initiatives that impact on local governments including taxation, fiscal management, governance and intergovernmental issues and led a Center based team with the policy review and recommendations for the consolidation of Earned Income Tax Collection, now Act 32 of 2008 and further led the Center�s work to implement this successful legislation.� He has also played a key role with land use planning policy issues in the Center�s role of staffing the State Planning Board since its reactivation and coordinated the update of the Commonwealth�s 5 year Land Use and Growth Management Report released in 2011.�� �Prior to his joining the Department in 1987, Mr. Reddig had more than 14 years of varied local government experience including service as a municipal manager.� Mr. Reddig is a graduate of Shippensburg University and a member of the Association of Pennsylvania Municipal Managers and represents the Center on its Professional Development Committee. He is also a gubernatorial appointee to the South Mountain Restoration Center Board of Trustees and has served on the Board for 28 years. He previously served as a member of the Center for Local and State Government Advisory Board at Shippensburg University, the Shippensburg Redevelopment Corporation, Shippensburg Planning Commission, Cumberland County Planning Commission, and as a member of the State College and University Board of Directors as well as various community organizations.