Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Harrisburg (ICA) regrettably received the resignation of founding Member of the Board, Tina Nixon. Ms. Nixon is the Vice President of Mission Effectiveness and Chief Diversity Officer for UPMC/Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg. She had spent 15 years with the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, including serving as the CEO of the organization. Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa appointed her to the governing board of the ICA.
In her resignation letter, Ms. Nixon expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve, as well as frustration with the City of Harrisburg Administration. “Please know that it is a true honor to be appointed to a Board with the sole focus of helping the City of Harrisburg move forward with a strong financial plan,” stated Ms. Nixon. “All committee members came to the Authority without a political agenda and with a strong desire to help and wanting the best for our beloved City of Harrisburg. However, we have not been able to move the needle in any direction as it relates to forging an Agreement with the City,” added Ms. Nixon.
Audry Carter, Chair of the Board, added “I am not surprised, but am disheartened, that her primary reason for wanting to terminate her relationship is frustration with the “unwillingness of the City Leadership to work in partnership with the ICA to address some serious financial issues.” Authority Manager Jeffrey Stonehill agreed adding, “It is unfortunate that the relationship between the ICA and the City has been so counter-productive, but the Board will continue its work and honor their commitment to the Citizens of Harrisburg.”
Ms. Nixon added, “In all the volunteer work that I continue to do and have done in this community, I have always made a commitment to help influence change in a positive manner… Please know that this decision was very difficult, however, I will use my time and talent in other areas to continue to work to make the City of Harrisburg a welcoming place for all to live, work and play.”
Ms. Carter summarized the resignation, “Tina has been an amazing member of our team and an outstanding advocate for the betterment of Harrisburg.”
About the ICA
The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Harrisburg (ICA) is a public authority and instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The ICA was created for the general purpose of fostering the fiscal integrity of the City of Harrisburg, pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authorities Act for Cities of the Third Class (Act of October 24, 2018, P.L. 751, No. 124).
The ICA, composed of five members experienced in finance and management, advises the City of Harrisburg, the General Assembly and the Governor concerning solutions to fiscal problems the City of Harrisburg may face.
A governing board exercises the powers and duties of the ICA. All five members are residents of the City and/or have their primary place of business or employment in the City. In addition, there are two ex officio, non-voting members of the board representing the City and the Secretary of the Budget.
The governing board of the ICA retains an Authority Manager and Independent General Counsel to assist them in their mission.
If you have any questions about the ICA, please contact Authority Manager Jeffrey Stonehill at firstname.lastname@example.org.