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Meet the Staff

Paul Janssen photoPaul 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 County.

Andrea Weist
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.

Andrea is married with three daughters and resides in Muhlenberg Township.

JohnJohn 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.



Center for Excellence in Local Government
C/O Albright College
P.O. Box 15234
Roessner Hall
Reading, PA 19612-5234
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Voice:  610.929.6503
Fax:    610.921.7278
E-mail: jkramer@albright.edu

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