On Protecting and Advocating for the Taxpayers
It's about ADVOCACY and HAVING A STRONG VOICE
As Commissioner, Leslie will be a strong advocate for our County and its residents. As Chairman of the Board of United Way of Pennsylvania, Leslie Osche testified before the US House Ways and Means Committee on Tax Reform defending the taxpayer’s charitable deduction that is critical to churches, charities, and fire departments serving our communities.
She’s spoken at many press conferences in our State Capitol, sharing real life stories of Butler County residents affected by human service legislation and budgets.
As Assistant Director of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce and Director of Tourism, Leslie Osche advocated for small and family-owned businesses as well as major corporations, developing policy agendas and organizing legislative meetings and trips.
"We should be working daily with government entities on all sides, from local municipal leaders to state and federal officials. Most of the issues facing municipalities such as natural gas drilling and zoning for new construction, are issues that affect us as a whole. Without mutual communication, consistent messaging, and more importantly exploration of best practices, we find ourselves in the midst of unintended consequences that can be costly."
Commissioner Geyer and I were proud to represent Butler County at the White House, invited by the Trump Administration to discuss issues and policies important to County taxpayers. Working with Secretary Elaine Chao and staff along with Delta Development, we were able to secure a $20 million BUILD grant, the only one of its kind in PA, to advance the widening of Route 228. We've submitted a second INFRA grant application to complete the 228 Corridor and will learn if we receive the award in July.