JOSH LANG TO RESIGN AS COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Bedford County Chairman Commissioner Josh Lang Joins the Hyndman-Bedford-Richland Family Health Centers

BEDFORD, PA—Bedford County Chairman Commissioner Josh Lang announced today his plans to resign from elected office. Lang’s official last day will be February 5, 2021.

Lang is taking on a new role in the Hyndman-Bedford-Richland Family Health Centers where he intends to continue serving Bedford County and the surrounding area in a new capacity. When the opportunity became available, Lang said he believed the position is a “continuation of my service to the county, and a natural progression. Having served as a County Commissioner, I am aware of the social determinants in the healthcare industry. I want to be part of the solution to addressing healthcare disparities in our communities,” Lang continued.

Lang said he will continue to advocate for veterans, and still serve as an “ambassador for our community.” Lang plans to sit on various boards and participate in numerous different organizations where he feels he can contribute and make a difference.

Article V, Section 501 of the County Code will require President Judge Travis Livengood to select a Bedford County resident of the same political party as Lang to serve out the remainder of his term.

Lang said he will work together with courthouse officials to ensure a smooth transition, and will be present to offer further guidance as needed as a new commissioner takes his place.

Lang, in his second term in office, has served as chairman commissioner for Bedford County since January 4, 2016, and has been instrumental in bringing broadband services to the area, supporting small businesses, working to attract & retain youth to the county, expanding recreational opportunities, and many other critical initiatives to help move Bedford County forward.

Lang appreciates and values the support he has received over the years, and will continue to tirelessly represent Bedford County and its interests in a new context.

 “I want to thank the people of Bedford County, and for them to know this was both a difficult and emotional decision for me. I will always lead a life of public service in various ways, and I leave this position proud of my accomplishments, humbled by the support I’ve been shown, and excited about the future.”