SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) recently appointed Teri MacBride of Lewisburg to the SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative’s Board of Directors. She will represent SEDA-COG and its 11 member counties to facilitate development of new natural gas projects through the cooperative.

“I’m very pleased and excited to become a part of this important regional initiative. The SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative is already making a difference in several communities, and numerous new and exciting projects are emerging,” MacBride said. “SEDA-COG has been at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions to economic and community development challenges for decades.”

MacBride, who recently retired as regional affairs director at PPL, also worked for SEDA-COG in establishing its Export Development Program, and has been employed by several state and area agencies that are involved in promoting regional economic development. She has worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Focus Central PA, and has served on numerous boards and agencies.

SEDA-COG Executive Director Bill Seigel thanked MacBride for her continued service.

“Teri is a true community servant. She continues to unselfishly commit herself to enhance the economic well-being of our region. I am thrilled she has agreed to serve SEDA-COG in this role,” Seigel said.

Pete Smeltz, SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative board president and Clinton County commissioner, said MacBride is attuned with the needs of the region and how to meet them creatively.

“I have worked with Teri on several occasions over the years, and know what a true professional she is. Through her past work as regional affairs director for PPL, Teri truly understands infrastructure development and how it impacts people and communities, whether it be electricity or natural gas. I am grateful she has decided to join our team, and she will be a tremendous asset,” Smeltz said.

Current member counties and board members are:

  • Centre: Commissioner Michael Pipe, Robert Jacobs
  • Clinton: Commissioner Pete Smeltz, Katie de Silva, Roland Weaver
  • Juniata: Commissioner Todd Graybill, Brad Kerstetter
  • Mifflin: Commissioner Robert Postal, William Gomes, Mike Tate
  • Northumberland: Don Alexander, Alan Neuner
  • Perry: Commissioner Paul Rudy, Frank Campbell
  • SEDA-COG: Don Kiel, Teri MacBride

The SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative, which was established on June 9, 2016, seeks to provide project funding and form partnerships to expand natural gas distribution infrastructure to its member counties. For more information about the cooperative, visit