Bucks County’s register of wills and clerk of the orphans’ court recently became president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials (PSAECO).
Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court Don Petrille was sworn in last week at a ceremony at the capitol in Harrisburg.
“It’s truly humbling to be chosen for leadership by a group of people who are excellent leaders in their own right,” said Petrille. “We have a lot of challenges in county government. It’s the ‘invisible layer’ of government that delivers services and maintains our justice system, but it passes very few laws. Leading a group of statewide leaders is a little intimidating.”
Petrille has previously served as secretary and vice president of PSAECO.
In a press release, Petrille said he sees challenges for PSAECO as ensuring legislative support for law enforcement, establishing an electronic bidding procedures for county government, and growing and initiating good relationships between state and county governments.
“When you have a group of people who are looking out for all of Pennsylvania, and not just their narrow regional interests, it makes accomplishing those goals easier,” Petrille said.