WATSONTOWN – The state Auditor General will discuss financial literacy and how audits help communities during the Central PA Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Event on Sept. 16 at the Watson Inn, Watsontown.
The Central PA Chamber holds Legislative Events throughout the year, giving its members and the general public a chance to hear from elected officials at the local, state and federal level. Aside from the guest speaker, attendees can generally expect to see a number of dignitaries in attendance.
The cost to attend the event in the Watson Inn’s Moon Room is $17 and includes a breakfast buffet. To register, visit www.centralpachamber.com/events. This Legislative Event is sponsored by Service 1st Federal Credit Union.
PA Auditor General Timothy DeFoor was elected in 2020. He first started his career in public service as a special investigator with the state Office of Inspector General, where he investigated government and contractor fraud, waste, and abuse within state government. DeFoor then went on to become a special agent with the state Office of Attorney General, investigating Medicaid fraud and illegal prescription drug diversion. Later, he became a fraud investigator and internal auditor for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Health Plan and various federal contractors.
In 2015, DeFoor was elected as Dauphin County Controller, where he quickly earned a reputation as a fiscal watchdog and trusted leader, saving and recovering more than a million taxpayer dollars during his first term in office. He has also worked to create Dauphin County’s first Audit Division, and prepared the first Dauphin County Retirement Fund Report.
His efforts earned his office Dauphin County’s first ever award for financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
Growing up in Harrisburg, DeFoor has always been committed to giving back to the community he loves. He currently serves on and is the former chair of the Harrisburg Area Community College Foundation Board of Directors, state YMCA of Pennsylvania Board of Directors, and the Chris “Handles” Franklin Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, he is a member of the Greater Harrisburg Area NAACP and the Pennsylvania State Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #78.
DeFoor is also very passionate about financial literacy being taught to adults, teachers and Pennsylvania students from kindergarten through 12th grade.