Somerset County Commissioner Colleen R. Dawson is in her first year of service as commissioner.
Colleen is a paralegal and Notary Public previously employed for 34 years at Barbera Law, specializing in real estate. The law firm also serves as solicitor for the county.
Commissioner Dawson has served in numerous volunteer roles on county and local levels throughout the years. Chairman of the county’s Affordable Housing Board, president of Stoystown Borough Council, vice-president of the Somerset County Association of Boroughs, chairman of the Republican Committee of Somerset County and treasurer and board member of the Somerset Area Ambulance Association are just a few of the community service positions which satisfied her passion. She now dedicates her energies full time to the office of county commissioner.