Paul Janssen, Director, has served as Director of the Center for Excellence in Local Government
since August, 2012. Paul holds a bachelor's degree in Political
Science from Bloomsburg University and a Masters in Public Administration from
The American University. Prior to
coming to the Center, Paul was a Township or City Manager for over 25 years in
four municipalities in Pennsylvania.
Paul also was a consultant to local government and non-profits over the
past six years including a 30 month commitment as an interim Borough
Manager. Additionally, Paul has served
as the Coordinator for the Consortium of Communities for Montgomery and Chester
Andrea Weist has been the Center's Administrative Assistant since December, 2009. She is
responsible for all program promotion and registrations; communication with the
Berks County Cooperative Purchasing Council, Berks
Municipal Partnership and the Local Government
Advisory Council, as well as many other administrative matters.
is married with three daughters and resides in Muhlenberg Township.
John Kramer, is Director Emeritus of the Albright College Center for Excellence in Local Government. He
founded the Center in September, 1994 and served as its Director until his
retirement in August, 2012. John holds a bachelor's degree in
Business Administration from Drexel University, and a master's degree in
City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. Prior to coming to
the Center, John held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Cornell
Cooperative Extension, Syracuse, New York, was a senior planner for
the Montgomery County (PA) Planning Commission, and served as supervisor
of playgrounds and community centers for the City of Reading.