Upcoming Events and News

Commissioners’ Meeting

Please note that the County Commissioners will not be holding a meeting on May 21, 2019.  The next public meeting of the County Commissioners is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room located in the Bousum Building, 26 N. Main St., Mifflintown, PA.

The May 14th agenda is available for your review. Archived copies of meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes may be found by navigating to the Commissioners’ page.

Apply to the Appalachian Leadership Institute Today

Attention Juniata County Residents! Are you interested in the economic development of our region?

A large part of Pennsylvania, including Juniata County, is situated along the Appalachian Mountains which makes us all part of Appalachia.

The Appalachian Leadership Institute is an amazing 9-month program, FREE to participants.

The Appalachian Leadership Institute is designed to equip a diverse network of leaders with the skills, expertise, and vision to address Appalachia’s most pressing issues and increase our Region’s economic competitiveness.

Applicants do not have to work in economic development to apply – entrepreneurs, teachers, elected officials, volunteers, those who work for non-profits are all eligible. Applications are accepted on-line only and are due June 1, 2019.

2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting Pennsylvanians to assist with the 2020 Census.

A variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office and supervisory staff are currently available.

To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

You must have a valid email address and complete an online job application to get the process started. Training is provided.

Find out how you can earn extra income while helping our community.

2020 Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Juniata County Commissioners and the Juniata County Emergency Management Agency have begun the process of updating the Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Public meetings will be conducted to inform the public about the hazard mitigation plan update and to gather public input and participation during the 2020 hazard mitigation plan update. The dates, times and locations of these public meetings will be outlined in future public notices and here on the county website.

The update process will run from January 17, 2019 to February 1, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Allen Weaver, Emergency Management Coordinator for Juniata County at 717-436-7730 or aweaver@juniataco.org. A copy of the current Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan has been posted for review. Please send any comments on the current plan or recommendations for the new plan to Allen Weaver.

A Community Preparedness Survey is available for residents to share their thoughts and experiences concerning hazards within the county. Please take the Juniata Community Preparedness Survey.

Juniata County 2019 Budget

The Juniata County Commissioners have adopted a final budget for 2019. The summary and detail documents are posted here for your information.

2019 Budget Summary
2019 Budget Detail

Gov. Wolf Announces Available Aid Following Record-Shattering Summer Rains

Governor Tom Wolf declared a weather-related disaster in Bradford, Columbia, Delaware, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties after significant flood damage was sustained from severe storms in mid-August.

Homes and businesses that sustained damage in neighboring counties are also eligible for assistance. Storm damage was widespread as properties in 26 counties, including Juniata County, were affected. Individuals and businesses may be able to receive aid in the form of low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration. Anyone experiencing property damage is encouraged to apply.

Assistance in applying for aid is available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers that have been established in six counties. Read the press release, Gov. Wolf Announces Aid Available in 26 Counties Following Record-Shattering Summer Rains, for contact information and details.

Flood Insurance is A Good Thing for Juniata County!

Many of us live in a floodplain in Juniata County. If you are a renter, homeowner or business owner, make sure you have flood insurance to cover your belongings and repair costs if a damaging flood should occur. To learn more, read about Flood Insurance.