“Private sector investment in the rail network has a multiplier effect for businesses in Pennsylvania and throughout the economy. The expansion of East Penn Manufacturing in Berks County, which added approximately 400 jobs to our region, is a great example of this success.”

Commissioner Christian Leinbach has been a Berks County Commissioner since 2008 and Board Chair since 2012. In 2013, he served as President of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. Leinbach was elected to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board in 2012 and in 2014 was elected to the NACo Executive Committee. Leinbach also served as President of the National Association of Republican County Officials (NCRCO) in 2013-14 and received the NCRCO Republican County Official of the Year Award for 2014. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development awarded Leinbach the C. Alan Walker Award for Public-Private Partnerships in 2014 and the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence in 2015.

Leinbach and his wife Jennifer have been married for nearly 35 years and live in a log home.

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