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Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors Bios

About your Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors

Steve Miller, Chair

Steve came to the Centre Region from West Virginia in 1976, and he and his wife Beth have been Ferguson Township residents for 18 years.  He worked as a chemist for several local manufacturers for 23 years and currently works as a freelance science writer, specializing in curriculum materials for secondary physical sciences.

Steve previously served on the Board of Supervisors from 2004 to 2012 and also has served on the Planning Commission and the Zoning Hearing Board. With a strong interest in preserving the environmental resources that make this area a great place to live, he is past president of ClearWater Conservancy and has served as chair of the Spring Creek Watershed Commission.


Richard Killian, Vice Chair
(Ward III)

Richard has lived in Ferguson Township's Overlook Heights Neighborhood for more than 20 years with his wife Joy Vincent-Killian and son Elliott. He has previously served local government as Centre County Government's Deputy Controller, Ferguson Township Supervisor (2003 – 2011) and Ferguson Planning Commissioner (2012 – 2015).  Currently, he is serves as Penn State’s Director of Research Accounting. He enjoys gardening and other outdoor activities within the excellent Centre Region parks and walking trails.

Laura Dininni
(Ward I)

Bio pending


Ford Stryker
(Ward II)

Bio pending

Lisa Strickland


Lisa Strickland is a native of State College and a graduate of Penn State University. She has lived in Ferguson Township for the past 15 years with her husband Sam and three children.  She was most recently chair of the Ferguson Township Planning Commission and previously served as chair of the Centre Region Planning Commission. Lisa currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market and is participating in the development of the Pine Grove Mills Small Area Plan.