September 5, 2021 Newsletter

Chelsa L. Wagner

Allegheny County Controller

Chelsa L. Wagner is as Allegheny County Controller. She previously served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 22nd District which includes the South Side and part of the North Side of the city of Pittsburgh, and parts of the suburbs of Baldwin, Whitehall, and Castle Shannon. She stepped down from the House when she was elected Allegheny County Controller.

Chelsea is a graduate of Seton-La Salle high school, University of Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

The Allegheny County Controller’s Office consists of the Accounting, Audit, and Management Systems divisions, as well as administration staff.

The Accounting Division’s mission is to monitor fiscal affairs of the County; prepare and certify the statement of indebtedness of the County; approve payroll; and provide financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This includes disbursing funds in a timely manner and in accordance with the County’s adopted budget, grant requirements, contractual specifications, and obligations.

Within Accounting, the Payroll section processes the paychecks of the entire County workforce.

Through the Auditing Division, the Controller ensures that the County is achieving honest, efficient management and full accountability through every aspect of government. The Controller may audit at any time any account of any agency receiving, disbursing, or authorizing the disbursement of county funds. Audits are performed in compliance with Government Auditing Standards and is peer reviewed by the Association of Local Government Auditors.

Within Audit, Construction Inspection reviews all new construction, renovation, land use development and public works facility construction projects from start to completion.

The division of Management Systems is responsible for maintaining the County’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne financial management software while supporting the Controller’s Office Enterprise Content Management (ECM) functions and sustaining the office’s hardware and software systems.

In addition, the Controller maintains a professional Administration Division to respond to the needs and concerns of constituents, taxpayers, and vendors nimbly and quickly.

The Controller serves ex officio as a member of the Allegheny County Retirement Board, Investment Board, Jail Oversight Board, and Juvenile Detention Board of Advisors. 

September 17, 2021 Meeting

David J. Lozier

District Attorney – Beaver County

 David J. Lozier was elected Beaver County District Attorney on November 3, 2015. For 27 years David J. Lozier has represented clients in court cases in over 20 counties throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

David J. Lozier has lived a life of service to his community. He is a 12-year Veteran US Army Infantry Officer and Helicopter pilot, 12-year member of Patterson Heights Borough Council with 10 years as Borough Council President, 20-year Sunday School Teacher and church Youth Leader and has both led and volunteered on church mission trips in Beaver County, Appalachia, and storm-torn Louisiana.

David J. Lozier earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He began his litigation career as an associate at the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll in 1988, and then worked with prominent personal injury attorneys including Frank Conflenti and Harry S Cohen and Associates until 2012 when he established his own law office in Chippewa. He has lived in Beaver County for 25 years, been married to his wife Beth for 24 years, and together they have raised 2 college-aged daughters.

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