Bur Oak Dedication for Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration

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Published: Thursday, 20 June 2024
The County of Elk Commissioners dedicated a Mark Twain Bur Oak, an American Heritage Tree in honor of the Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration on June 20. This tree is planted on the County of Elk Courthouse Lawn.

The original Mark Twain Bur Oak, named the Liberty Tree Burr Oak grows outside the Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal, Missouri where Mark Twain lived. This Burr Oak was started as a seedling in 1721. It has been certified that Mark Twain played in that tree as a youth. The American Heritage Trees work with the Mark Twain Cave staff and collects seeds and propagate seedlings from the Bur Oak.

Our tree is from the American Heritage Tree Organization. The Bur Oak was planted on the Courthouse Lawn by our Certified Master Arborist, Tim Frontz. The County of Elk Commissioners are dedicating this tree in honor of the Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration.

Right to Left: Roberta Buehler, Chamber of Commerce; Tim Frontz, Certified Master Arborist; Commissioners Fritz Lecker, Matt Quesenberry, and Greg Gebauer.
Bur Oak Tree Dedication


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Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2024

The Veteran Affairs Office, located in the Courthouse Annex Building, will be closed from June 17, 2024 through June 21, 2024. The office will resume regular business hours on Monday, June 24, 2024.

If you need immediate assistance during this time, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will be in touch as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

Attention: PHEAA Students Needed

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Published: Monday, 22 April 2024

The County of Elk is accepting applications for the 2024 Summer PA State Work-Study Program. The following are the positions that are available:

  • 1 IT intern (IT Department)
  • 2 Records Maintenance Technicians (Tax Assessment Department)
  • 1 Clerk Assistant (Treasurers Department)
  • 1 Assistant to the Chief Clerk (Commissioners Office)


Please complete the application located below and return it to Kary Schneider at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 300 Center Street, Ridgway, PA, Commissioner’s office, Suite 101.

PHEAA Application

2024 Elk County Board of Commissioners' Meetings

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Published: Tuesday, 27 December 2022

The Elk County Board of Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled 2024 meetings on dates listed below at 10:00 a.m. in the Thomas G. Wagner Conference Room of the Elk County Courthouse Annex. The Commissioners encourage citizens to attend meetings in person.

Meeting day has been moved from Tuesdays to Thursday, starting in March. 

**The meeting on May 23 will be held at the Johnsonburg Library.**

Thank you.
Meeting Dates:   

January 2, 2024 January 18, 2024 (Thursday)
February 6, 2024 February 20, 2024
March 7, 2024  March 21, 2024
April 4, 2024 April 18, 2024 
May 9, 2024 
May 23, 2024(Johnsonburg Library)
June 6, 2024 June 20, 2024
 July 2, 2024 (Tuesday) July 18, 2024
August 8, 2024  August 22, 2024
September 5, 2024 September 19, 2024
October 3, 2024  October 17, 2024
November 7, 2024  November 21, 2024
December 5, 2024 December 19, 2024

County of Elk Approved Calendar for 2024 Updated

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Published: Thursday, 21 December 2023

Tuesday, at the regular meeting of the County of Elk Commissioners, it was unanimously voted to move the meeting day from Tuesdays to Thursdays. This will take effect on March 7, 2024. Please see the updated schedule here for the new meeting dates.

This is the 2024 County of Elk calendar which includes all important public meeting dates, times and location. The holiday schedule is also included on the calendar and shows days the County offices are closed. Click on Calendar below to view.

View Calendar


Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853