Gary was re-elected to the Board of Commissioners in November 2015 and is currently serving his fourth term in office. He was initially elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2003 and has previously served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board. He has held various positions in the Harrisburg area advertising and marketing organizations and is principal of Ascendant Management Group, a consulting firm for project management. He was Deputy Treasurer for Cumberland County from 1990 to 1996 and Executive Director of the West Shore Council of Governments from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Eichelberger is a member of the Economic Development Committee of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce; Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants; and American Management Association.
Commissioner Eichelberger serves as the liaison to the following boards:
Cumberland County Planning Commission; Cumberland County Recycling & Waste Authority; Cumberland-Perry Mental Health/IDD Board; Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee; and the South-Central Workforce Investment Board. Commissioner Eichelberger also serves as the Chairman of the South Central Caucus of County Commissioners and serves on the Community & Economic Development Committee of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP).
Mr. Eichelberger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Eichelberger resides in the Borough of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County with his wife, Dr. Tracy Schoolcraft.