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Mary Jane Kuffner-Hirt

Mary Jane Kuffner-Hirt, American city manager. Recipient Management Innovation award, Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, Harrisburg, 1985, Internship Supervisors award, Indiana University Pennsylvania, 1987; nominee National Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Dissertation award, 1986.

Background

  • Kuffner-Hirt, Mary Jane was born on August 26, 1951 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Alan Eugene and Mary Elizabeth (Jeffries) Kuffner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1973. Master of Public Administration, University Pittsburgh, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1986.

    Career

    • Community liaison Mon-Yough Justice Services Center, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1974-1976. Coordinator Steel Valley Council of Governments, Dravosburg, 1976-1977. Municipal representative Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 1977-1980.

      Manager Borough of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, 1980-1986, Township of O'Hara, since 1986. Adjunct professor Indiana University Pennsylvania, since 1983, University Pittsburgh, since 1987, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1989. Consultant Coalition to Improve State and Local Government Management, since 1988, Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission, 1986-1988, 91.

      Instructor Pennsylvania Department Community Affairs, since 1982.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Religion

    God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Views

    In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.

    Membership

    Treasurer Beacon Hill Condominium Association, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, 1982-1987. Member Leadership Pittsburgh, 1990. Volunteer Make-A-Wish of We.

    Pennsylvania, since 1991. Member International City Management Association (chairman academy committee 1988-1991), American Society Public Administration (board directors Pittsburgh chapter 1980-1991), Association for Pennsylvania Municipal Management (president 1986-1987, chairman ethics committee 1989-1991), Government Finance Officers Association (Distinguished Budget award 1987, 91).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sewing, reading mysteries.

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    Born August 26, 1951
    (age 66)