March 2, 2012
Charles H. Martin Becomes Longest Tenured Commissioner in Bucks County Annals
With his 6,130th consecutive day of service to the County of Bucks taking place today, March, 2, 2012, Commissioner Vice Chairman Charles H. Martin officially supplants former Commissioner Sandra A. Miller as the longest tenured commissioner in Bucks County’s 330-year history. Commissioner Martin, who was appointed on May 22, 1995 and has served 10 times as chairman of the Board of Commissioners, has served the 625,000 residents of Bucks County during an unprecedented time of capital progress, fiscal stability and land preservation.
Commissioner Miller served 6,129 days as commissioner between March, 1991 and January, 2008. She and Commissioner Martin worked together for 14 of those years – or more than 4,500 days. During 2006, Commissioner Miller passed former Commissioner Andrew Warren, who previously held the Commissioners’ service record of 5,580 days. Commissioner Warren served Bucks County from January 7, 1980 until April 17, 1995.
Commissioner Martin is a current member of the board of directors of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). He is also a member of the board of directors of the Bucks County Heroes Scholarship Fund and the board of the Bucks County Parks Preservation Foundation.
In addition, Commissioner Martin served from 1999-2003 on the board of directors of the Bucks County Conservation District, and is a past president of the Bucks County Association of Township Officials. He is a past member of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Board of Directors, 1996-2005, as well as a past board member of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and was a founding board member of the Bucks County Transportation Management Association (TMA).
The Bucks County Office of County Commissioners dates back to 1711 and has included more than 220 elected and appointed officials. For more information about Commissioner Martin, please visit the official county website, www.BucksCounty.org.