Our Greene County Board of Commissioners are elected to serve for a term of four years. During this time the Commissioners are responsible for the fiscal affairs of Greene County including the annual budget, levying of real estate taxes and the investment of county funds.
Office Location: Greene County Office Building 3rd Floor 93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 Phone: 724-852-5210 / Fax: 724-852-5348
Party Affiliation: Republican
Terms of Office:
Third Term: January 4, 2016(4-year term) through January 4, 2020, (Secretary)
Second Term: Jan. 1, 2012Dec. 31, 2015 (Vice Chairman)
First Term: Jan. 7, 2008Dec. 31, 2011 (Secretary)
More About Commissioner Trader:
Mr. Trader received his High School diploma locally; successfully completed course work with both Penn State University and the University of Arkansas.
In the community, Mr. Trader has been very active in a number of organizations which serve the needs of a wide range of county residents.
He has been involved with:
the Greene County United Way (serving as president twice) since its inception
the Rotary Club of Waynesburg, as immediate past president
Past President of Central Greene School Board
Past President of Penn State Cooperative Extension Office
Past President of Economic Education Foundation of Washington, Fayette, and Greene Counties
Past Treasurer of Greene County Habitat for Humanity
Past Grand Knight and District Deputy of St. Ann's Knights of Columbus
Current President of Mon Valley Chapter of the Knights of Columbus of Greene, Washington, and Fayette Counties
Serves as acolyte, Eucharistic minister and Catholic education (CCD) Teacher of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Waynesburg, as well as a volunteer in the church's soup kitchen
Board Member of the Greene County Farm Bureau
Secretary for the Board of Commissioners (2008-2010) and Vice Chairman of the Board from 2010-2015, and Secretary to the new board in January 2016 to present time.
Serves as Vice Chairman on the Greene County Conservation District Board; is a non-voting member of the Farmland Preservation Board for Greene County; as well as the Vice Chairman on the Greene County Fair Board.
Greene County Commissioner (beginning January 7, 2008)
Retired from ownership of Trader's Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Retired as manager for Weyerhaeuser Company
Lifetime farmer in Greene County, raising sheep and chickens
Jan. 2016 appointed as Secretary for the Greene County Board of Commissioners
Jan. 2016 appointment to the Board of Assessment
2016-present Greene County Board of Elections
2014-present appointed Vice Chairman to the Greene County Conservation Board of Directors
2014-present member of the Greene County Farmland Presevation Board of Directors
2014-present member of the Greene County Soil Conservation Board of Directors
2014-present appointed to the Greene County Fair Board
2004-present Greene County Prison Board
2004-present Greene County Retirement Board
2004-present Greene County Salary Board
2004-present Greene County Sinking Fund Board
Aug. 2010 appointed Vice Chairman for the Greene County Board of Commissioners
Aug. 2010 appointed a member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, the SPC Board
He is a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Waynesburg where he has taught many CCD classes to the county youth. His involvement with the various clubs has given his the opportunity to provide housing for several foreign exchange students over the years.
For 21 years, he owned and operated Trader's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in Jefferson, PA. He and his wife, Jeanette, live and maintain a farm in Prosperity, Washington Township, where he raises sheep and chickens. They are the parents of three children and grandparents of three grandchildren.
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