Meet the Commissioners
Kelly Neiderer, Chairman
Kelly Neiderer is serving her first term as a Cumberland County Commissioner. Before becoming commissioner, she was the Cumberland County Treasurer. Kelly has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years, covering many facets of banking, including retail management, commercial lending, and market leadership. She retired from the industry as the executive vice president, chief retail officer of Mid Penn Bank.
Kelly currently serves on the board of Tri County Community Action and the MITER Foundation board. Kelly served as the President of the board for the Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties, and chair of Cumberland County Affordable Housing Fund. She was also on the Middlesex Township Zoning & Hearing Board for 28 years and held board positions at the United Way of Carlisle, Cultural Enrichment Fund, the YMCA of Carlisle, and the YWCA of Carlisle.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from West Chester University and is a graduate of the Intermediate School of Banking, and the School of Commercial Lending programs through the PA Bankers Association.
A lifelong resident of Cumberland County, Kelly’s heritage dates back to a family farm in Mechanicsburg that was built with a land grant from William Penn. Kelly and her husband, Philip, have two sons Andrew and Thomas. They live in their family farmhouse in Carlisle that seems to be in constant need of renovation! She is a member of St. Patrick’s Church, enjoys hiking our beautiful Cumberland Valley, as well as Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.
Commissioner Neiderer also serves as liaison for several boards and commissions.
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Jean Foschi, Vice Chairman
Jean is serving her second term on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. Foschi, a resident of the county for 24 years, served on the Upper Allen Township Zoning Board, since 2005, most recently as chairperson.
Jean’s corporate experience includes positions at Graystone Tower Bank, as a corporate paralegal, business collections specialist and business lending analyst at Members 1st Federal Credit Union, title agent, paralegal and law librarian at the Harrisburg law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside and a paralegal at Shumaker Williams, P.C. She also spent six years in the restaurant industry.
Jean has a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Paralegal Certificate from Penn State. She lives in Upper Allen Township with her husband and their two children.
Commissioner Foschi serves as the liaison for a number of boards and commissions.
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Gary Eichelberger, Secretary
Commissioner Eichelberger has served as a Cumberland County Commissioner since 2004, and has held the board's chair, vice chair and secretary positions. During his service, Gary has emphasized the formulation and enactment of strategies to accommodate the county’s growth, and effectively position Cumberland County for the future, especially in areas of local economy and jobs, balanced land use, and transportation improvement.
He was the founding commissioner and champion for the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC), a major policy initiative of his, and continues to serve as the Delegate Commissioner to the organization’s Executive Committee, and board member. During his commissioner tenure, he has played an instrumental role in formulating and implementing significant management and policy improvements and advocated for new emphasis on modernization of operations, including the county’s merit-based compensation system, and the increased uses of performance metrics and long range planning to sustain the county government’s strong financial standing.
Gary has served in a variety of public and private roles: his professional background was in consulting and services in marketing and organizational development, supporting scores of area businesses and nonprofits in achieving success. His public involvement included 14 years as a Borough Councilman in Mechanicsburg, several years as the Deputy Treasurer of Cumberland County, and a leadership role with the West Shore (now Capital Region) Council of Governments.
Gary has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The George Washington University, and the University of Phoenix, and has completed an executive certificate in “Measuring and Improving Business Performance”, from Cornell University.
He resides in Mechanicsburg, with his wife Tracy, an academic administrator for Shippensburg University.
Commissioner Eichelberger serves as the liaison for a number of boards and commissions.