Board officers for SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) were elected at Wednesday’s public meeting. The 2020 SEDA-COG Board of Directors’ officers are Columbia County Commissioner Rich Ridgway, president; Juniata County Commissioner Mark Partner, first vice president; Mifflin County Commissioner Kevin Kodish, second vice president, Larry Reisinger of Perry County, secretary; and Dennis Van Benthuysen of Snyder County, treasurer. Board member appointments and reappointments will take place in January.

The SEDA-COG board is a 22-member, county-based policy board representing both public and private sectors. SEDA-Council of Governments enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives.

SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of its communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit