The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Harrisburg (the Authority) is a public authority and instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Authority 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 Authority, composed of 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.
The powers and duties of the Authority are exercised by a governing board composed of five appointed members. 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 Authority employs an Authority Manager and Independent General Counsel to assist them in their mission.
Audry K. Carter
Ms. Carter runs AQuire LLC, a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations enhance their operations and maximize fundraising potential. She is a resident of the Italian Lake neighborhood in Harrisburg. She was appointed to the governing board pursuant to the Authority of Governor Tom Wolf.
H. Ralph Vartan
Mr. Vartan is Chief Executive Officer of Vartan Group, Inc., a multi-disciplinary real estate investment company. Mr. Vartan resides in midtown Harrisburg. He was appointed to the appointed to the governing board pursuant to the Authority of Rep. Mike Turzai, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Kathy Speaker MacNett
Ms. Speaker MacNett is an Attorney and Managing Partner at the law firm Skarlatos & Zonarich with offices in Harrisburg. Ms. Speaker MacNett lives in Harrisburg. She was appointed to the governing board pursuant to the Authority of Rep. Joanna McClinton, Minority Leader.
Douglas E. Hill
Mr. Doug Hill is the retired executive director of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), a post he held for nearly 36 years, from 1984 to the end of 2019. Prior to that he was director of research and later chief lobbyist for the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. He was appointed to the appointed to the governing board pursuant to the Authority of Sen. Joe Scarnati, President Pro Tempore.
Elaine Barber is a Harrisburg city resident who is an AFSCME Staff Representative where she has served for 13 years. Formerly she worked as an LPN at Spring Creek Nursing Home in Harrisburg. She is the Dauphin County Democratic Committee Woman for the 15th Precinct. As a Member of Harris AMEZ Church, she serves as a Steward and President of the Usher Board. She has been appointed to the governing board pursuant to the Authority of Sen. Jay Costa, Democratic Leader.
Authority Member Ex-Officio
Director of Finance
City of Harrisburg
In addition to being the Director of Finance, Ms. Kelley is the Former Act 47 Coordinator for the City of Harrisburg, serving in that role during her tenure with the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development.
Authority Member Ex-Officio
Appointee of the Budget Secretary
Governor’s Budget Office
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
In addition to his service to the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, Mr. Wood is also the Director of the Bureau of Performance, Revenue, and Program Analysis.
Jeffrey Stonehill was appointed Authority Manager in April 2019. Mr. Stonehill continues working for the Borough of Chambersburg as the Borough Manager and Director of Utilities. He is an ICMA Credentialed City Manager with over twenty-years of experience managing municipalities in Pennsylvania and New York.
Michael J. Cassidy
Michael Cassidy transitioned to general counsel in May 2022.