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 of the Authority by 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 governing board of the Authority by Rep. Mike Turzai, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tina L. Nixon
Ms. Nixon is the Vice President of Mission Effectiveness and Chief Diversity Officer for UPMC/Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg. Ms. Nixon spent 15 years with the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, including serving as the CEO of the organization. She was appointed to the governing board of the Authority by Sen. Jay Costa, Minority Leader.
Kathy Speaker MacNett
Ms. MacNett is an Attorney and Managing Partner at the law firm Skarlatos & Zonarich with offices in Harrisburg. Ms. MacNett lives in Harrisburg. She was appointed to the governing board of the Authority by Rep. Frank Dermody, Minority Leader.
Douglas E. Hill
Mr. Hill is the Executive Director of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hill is the former Chair of the Pennsylvania Local Government Conference. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Penn State University and lives in Harrisburg. He was appointed to the governing board of the Authority by Sen. Joe Scarnati, President Pro Tempore.
Authority Member Ex-Officio
Director of Finance
City of Harrisburg
Authority Member Ex-Officio
Deputy Secretary of the Budget
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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.
Jeff Engle was retained as general counsel in April 2019.