Benner Township is one of over 1400 townships of the Second Class. The township is governed by the Second Class Township Code and the Municipal Planning Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and may exercise the rights granted in these two laws.

    The Township organization is comprised of elected officials, boards and commissions, appointed positions and employees as shown in the following listing. Click on the underlined titles for more information.

Elected Officials

Board of Supervisors

    David Wise,  2018 – 2023

    Mark Capriani     2014 –  2019

    Randy Moyer, Vice Chairman    2016 – 2021

Tax Collector:

    Janet Houser (real estate taxes)        Phone:  355-2441

    Centre Tax Agency – appointed (Earned Income Tax, Occupational Privilege)   Phone:  234-7120

Boards, Authorities and Commissions

Planning Commission

    Nate Campbell, Chairman    Term expires 12/31/22

    Lee Copper   Term expires 12/31/19

    James Swartzell   Term expires 12/31/19

    Willis Houser    Term expires 12/31/22

    Anthony Gallucci   Term expires 12/31/19

    Randy Moyer      Term expires 12/31/22

    Larry Lingle     Term expires 12/31/22

Zoning Hearing Board

    Frank Densevich  Term expires 12/31/19

    Ian Henderson    Term expires 12/31/21

    Ed Galus   Term expires 12/31/20

Benner Township Water Authority

     Tim Edkin       term expires 12/31/23

    Steve Lanich    term expires 12/31/22

    Andrew Swales   term expires 12/31/19

    Jerrold May    term expires 12/31/21

    Tom Eby    term expires  12/31/20

Spring-Benner-Walker Joint Authority

    Dan Hoffman, Benner Township Appointee   12/31/21

    Timothy Miller, Benner Township Appointee  12/31/19

    Brian Book, Benner Township Appointee   12/31/2023

Appointed Officials and Staff


    Sharon Royer

Zoning and Codes Enforcement Officer

Mike Lesniak (814) 355-1448

Parks and Recreation

Sewage Enforcement Officer

    Chuck Herr (814) 422-8577

Septic Management Program Administrator

   Pamela Winter – P.O. Box 117, Millheim, PA  16854        (814)470-0606

Emergency Management Coordinator

    Jayson Lose


    Rodney Beard


    Don Franson

Road/Maintenance Crew

    Dennis O’Leary, Public Works Superintendent

    Harold Meyer

    Tom Moyer

     John Dutton