Board & Meeting Schedule
LCSWMA’s Board of Directors meet on the 3rd Friday of each month, starting at 7:30am. Meetings are normally held at the Main Office, located at 1299 Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster.
Meetings may be cancelled when there is minimal business for the Board. Additionally, the time or location of meetings may change depending on current circumstances.
2021 Meeting Schedule:
- January 15: Cancelled
- February 19 Minutes
- March 19: Cancelled
- April 16: Cancelled
- May 21 Minutes
- June 17 Minutes
- July 16 Minutes
- August 20: Cancelled
- September 17
- October 15
- November 19
- December 17
For documents not listed online, contact LCSWMA’s Open Records Officer.
- John Blowers
Mr. Blowers was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2021. He is the Chief Operating Officer for Martin’s Flooring, Inc., serving as the senior executive responsible for profit and loss (P&L) management reporting. Mr. Blowers also serves as a Township Supervisor in East Lampeter Township; a position he has held since 2012. From 2014 – 2016, Mr. Blowers chaired the Board of Supervisors. He is a past chairman of the Lancaster InterMunicipal Committee, as well as a past member of the Lancaster County Planning Commission. Mr. Blowers has been involved with a variety of community organizations, including St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, the Hourglass Foundation, and the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from Bloomsburg University, as well as an M.A. in Political Science from Villanova University.
- Michael Brubaker, Chair
Mr. Brubaker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Principled Strategies, a consulting and advisory services company which he founded alongside his son, Chris Brubaker, was appointed to the LCSWMA Board of Directors in 2015. He has extensive international business experience in addition to meaningful relationships at the local, state, and federal levels. Mr. Brubaker is a former State Senator (2006-2014); and during his tenure he chaired the Senate Finance Committee and the International Relations Committee within the Council of State Governments organization as well as served on the Transition Teams for four Pennsylvania Governors from both political parties. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from West Virginia University, is a graduate of the Program for Emerging Political Leaders from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business as well as the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership Program from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Brubaker is a Toll Fellow and was recently awarded the 2020 Professional Fellows Alumni Impact Award from the US Department of State. Mr. Brubaker has numerous professional affiliations. He serves as Co-Chair of Lancaster County Hunger Coalition Initiative and is a Board Member of the following organizations: Lancaster Career and Technology Foundation, the LG / Penn Health Finance and Audit Committee, Donegal Mutual Insurance Company, PEDFA (PA Economic Development and Finance Authority), The Chesapeake Conservancy, and more.
- Joseph Deerin
Mr. Deerin was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. He began his career in 1990 as a sales associate for LMS Commercial Real Estate, a company started by his father. In 1991, Mr. Deerin went to work for JMB Retail Properties Co. as the General Manager/Property Manager of shopping malls and mixed-use developments. He returned to Lancaster in July 1996 and became an Owner, President, Broker of Record and Senior Property Manager for Property Management Alternatives, Inc. dba LMS Commercial Real Estate. In January 2015, Mr. Deerin and his sister, Donna, sold Property Management Alternatives, Inc. and founded Deerin Companies. He is actively engaged in asset management of the Deerin portfolio of properties. Mr. Deerin has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Denison University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Real Estate Brokers License in PA, MD, DE, and WV.
- Steve Dzurik
Mr. Dzurik was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. He is an Area President for Gallagher and is responsible for the Mid-Atlantic Construction Practice. The Construction Practice is a niche within Gallagher focusing on the acquisition, growth, and service of construction and real estate clients. Mr. Dzurik works to build customized solutions to assist clients in achieving their business goals and risk management objectives. He has experience with all sizes and types of general construction, specialty construction, and real estate development firms. Mr. Dzurik is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a BS in Chemistry, and a graduate of Regent University with a Juris Doctor. He is currently a licensed Pennsylvania Attorney. Mr. Dzurik is a member of both the Delaware Contractors Association and Washington Building Congress and previously served on the board for the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.
- Lester Houck
Mr. Houck was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2001. He has been a member of LCSWMA’s Citizens Advisory Committee and Waste-to-Energy Location Committee. He has also served as a member of the Lancaster County Planning Commission, Lancaster County Housing, and Redevelopment Authorities. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Lancaster County Safety Training Center for Emergency Responders and chaired the Lancaster County Digital Radio System Committee for Emergency Responders. For local government, Mr. Houck has been a Supervisor in Salisbury Township for 46 years, served as President of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, and Chairman for their Board of Trustees. Additionally, he has served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Lancaster County Association of Township Supervisors, having also served as President. Privately, Mr. Houck was Owner and President of the Agri Broadcasting Radio Network of Pa, and served as Trustee, Deacon, and Elder in his church.
- R. Edward Gordon, Treasurer
Mr. Gordon was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2003. A Certified Public Accountant, he joined Wohlsen Construction Company in 1992 and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until his retirement in December 2020. Mr. Gordon has been involved in the community by serving on the boards of the Keystone Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund, EDC Finance Corporation of Lancaster County, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He has also served on the Development & Economic Planning Executive Leadership Team of the Lancaster City Alliance. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Financial Executives Institute, Central PA Chapter; and the Construction Financial Management Association of Central PA. He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. degree and the Leadership Lancaster program, and is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional.
- George Rettew Jr., Vice Chair
Mr. Rettew was appointed to the board of directors in 2017. He retired as Chairman of Rettew Associates Inc in 2018. He is a proponent of business excellence and spent many years implementing business excellence principles during his leadership at Rettew Associates Inc. Mr. Rettew served as Chairman of the board of the Lancaster Chamber. He is a former board member of the South-Central Assembly for Effective Governance and the Smart Growth Coalition of Lancaster County, for which he was a founding member. He was also a former member of the board of the Lancaster County Conservancy, the Lancaster County Home Builders Association, and the Pennsylvania Builders Association. He served as chapter president and board member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania and was a member of several state and national professional engineering associations. He is a current member of the Advisory Board of the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
- J. Scott Ulrich, Secretary
Mr. Ulrich was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2011. He is a retired Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the state of Pennsylvania with over 40 years of appraisal experience specializing in commercial, industrial, and complex residential real estate appraisals. He has taken numerous appraisal education classes throughout his career. Scott has been active in several local organizations and committees over the years. He is a past president of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County. Scott is also a past member of the Lancaster County Planning Commission and Manor Township Zoning Hearing Board. He currently serves on the Lancaster County Board of Assessment Appeals and is a long-time member and past president of AMBUCS. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Penn State University with a major in Real Estate. Scott has taught Real Estate and Appraisal courses for the Lancaster County Association of Realtors, Real Estate School, and Penn State University.
- Karen Weibel
Ms. Weibel was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2009 and has served in several leadership positions. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Weibel was a member of LCSWMA’s Citizens Advisory Committee. She has served in both elected and appointed positions in the Borough of Lititz for more than 25 years. She has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Lititz-Warwick Joint Strategic Comprehensive Plan since its 1998 inception. She has also served on numerous Lancaster County Planning Commission committees. An advocate for adult literacy, Ms. Weibel has been active with The Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon for over two decades, serving as tutor, Board member, and advisor. She served on the Board of the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership and continues as a member of its Coalition for Sustainable Housing. A graduate of the Lancaster County Master Planner course and Leadership Lancaster, Karen earned a BFA from the University of Rhode Island.