Michelle Whitney seeking county commissioner seat

Michelle Whitney

LOCK HAVEN — Lifelong Clinton County resident Michele Whitney, a Republican, has announced her intent to run for Clinton County commissioner in the May 21 primary election.

Michele has spent countless hours in community service, volunteering in support of community and military affiliated organzations, most notably, Honor Flight Network which is a non-profit organization created to honor American veterans.

Before supporting her husband in the military, Michelle attended the IUP Municipal Police Academy and interned as a police officer in South Williamsport. She was then employed by Clinton County as a corrections officer.

Michele is a 1986 graduate of Lock Haven High School. She has a 25-year background in technology and leadership including working for Microsoft as a technical support engineer team manager. In addition to her certification as a webmaster from Penn State, Michele holds several IT industry level certifications. Additionally, Michele has offered her competences as an IT and small business consultant with volunteer organizations and small business alike. Intent on creating affirmative transformation within Clinton County, she expects to utilize many of the leadership traits, business insights and work ethics she has shaped to economically grow Clinton County.

Michele is the daughter of the late Raymond Whitney, former LHU professor emeritus of mathematics, and the late Elizabeth Whitney, former mathematics and computer science teacher at the former Sugar Valley High School in Loganton.

Michele is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association and is an alum of the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Va. She is an active auxiliary member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Michele resides in Woolrich with her husband Kevin Ferrara, an Air Force retiree and consulting contractor, and her son, a student at Lock Haven University.