The Pipe Family

Mike has served on the board of commissioners since 2012 and as Chair of the Board since 2016.

In 2004, he moved to Centre County to attend Penn State, where he graduated in 2009 with a degree in political science. During his time at Penn State and after graduation, Mike worked as an assistant manager at a restaurant in downtown State College.

In his first term, Mike successfully worked to upgrade the county 9-1-1 system, allow residents to register to vote online, and made government more transparent by upgrading the county website.

In January 2016, Mike was sworn in as Chair of the Board of Commissioners after earning a record number of votes on November 3, 2015.

Mike is an active member of both the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania and the National Association of Counties where he serves on numerous Boards and Committees.

In 2015, Governor Tom Wolf appointed Mike to serve on Pennsylvania’s Workforce Development Board. He also, serves as Centre County’s representative on the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board.

Mike is a graduate of Leadership Centre County (‘14) and a graduate of the National Association of Counties' County Leadership Institute (‘15).

Mike lives in Boalsburg with his wife Ashley, daughter Brenna, and Keira the beagle, and two cats Joey and Boo.