Maureen A. Skerda was elected as the first female Judge of the 37th Judicial District and began her term of office in January, 2006. Judge Skerda became the 26th President Judge on January 1, 2010.
Judge Skerda practiced law in Warren and Forest Counties since 1988 as a staff attorney at Northwest Legal Services, Assistant District Attorney and served as Court Hearing Officer from 1992 through 2005.
Prior to assuming the bench, she served for 17 years as a Master in Divorce and Equitable Distribution, Support matters, juvenile dependency and delinquency matters.
Judge Skerda is a graduate of Rosary High School, Aurora, Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan University, and the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Affiliations & Other Involvements
Judge Skerda is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania State Conference of Trial Judges, and the Juvenile Court Judges Commission. She participates in the Regional and Local Leadership Roundtables and the Autism Committee on Juvenile Dependency issues. Judge Skerda has also initiated a Local Treatment Court.
She is active in her community and has served on a number of boards including the MH/MR, ATOD, and CYS advisory boards, Economic Opportunity Council, Warren General Hospital’s Hospice Ethics Committee, and the Struthers Library Theatre.
She is married and her family includes her husband, stepson, daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Commission 2020 Long-Range Transportation Plan (DRAFT)
The Northwest Commission Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) dedicates this 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan to Dan Glotz, TAC Chairman. Dan retired from the TAC in November 2023 after serving as its chairman for 23 years.
The commission expresses its gratitude for Dan’s dedicated service and leadership to the region. He guided the Northwest Rural Planning Organization (RPO) through many transportation initiatives over the years, from the initial implementation of TEA-21 and improvements to transportation security in the aftermath of 9/11, to the modern-day provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Dan’s role as Director of Planning and Zoning for Warren County was foundational to his expertise and commitment to improving transportation in our region. He has been an ardent advocate for healthy lifestyles and walking and bicycling, and improving regional mobility and connections to the national Interstate system. His steady leadership and influence has inspired a new generation of leaders on the TAC, as Zach Norwood of Crawford County will be carrying on the mantle beginning in 2024.
While we will miss Dan’s leadership as TAC chairman, we are confident he will continue to be an advocate for improving the region’s transportation system through his new role as Warren County Commissioner.
Thank you, Dan, for your many years of faithful service to the Northwest RPO.
Jill Foys, Executive Director
Northwest PA Regional Planning & Development Commission
Warren County Begins Reassessment
In a unanimous decision in January, the Warren County Commissioners approved a contract with Vision Government Solutions to conduct a full reassessment of all properties within Warren County. The comprehensive project will begin in spring 2023, with properties being valued as of January 1, 2025, and the new values becoming effective to levy real property taxes starting in 2026. Read the news article: https://warrencountypa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=41