Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel was honored for his work at all levels of government. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania awarded Heimel the 2017 Outstanding Commissioner /Council Member of the Year. The award was presented to Heimel at the 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony in Erie County. Heimel was honored for his service to fellow commissioners and to his constituents. He has served as a commissioner for 10 years. Prior to his service, he worked as a local newspaper reporter and editor for 20 years. He was also Corporate Communications Director at Adelphia.