Commissioner Leinbach's Biography

Christian Leinbach was elected in 2007 to serve his first four-year term on the Berks County Board of Commissioners. Upon reelection in 2011, he was selected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Board. Christian is a member of the Election Board, the Prison Board and the 4-H Development Board. He chairs the Salary Board and the Retirement Board, which manages a multi-million dollar county employees’ pension fund. Additionally, Leinbach is a director on the Berks County Conservation Board and the Berks Community Television Board.

On November 3, 2015, Christian was reelected to serve as Berks County Commissioner for his third term and again was selected to serve as Chairman of the Board.

As a County Commissioner, Christian has been active at both the state and national level.

  • President of the County Commissioners Association of PA (CCAP) in 2013
  • Chairman of the Board of CCAP in 2014
  • CCAP board member since 2011
  • Elected to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board in 2012 by the statewide members of CCAP and continues to serve in this role
  • Elected by counties in the Northeastern United States to represent them on the eight member NACo Executive Committee in 2014 a position which I still hold
  • Served as President of the National Association of Republican County Officials (NCRCO) 2013/2014 term.
  • Received the NCRCO Republican County Official of the Year Award for 2014
  • Received the C. Alan Walker Award from the Dept. of Community & Economic Development (DCED) for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Received the 2015 Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence from DCED

Prior to becoming a Commissioner, Leinbach was the vice president of agency services of a Berks County marketing firm. He and his wife, Jennifer, along with their family reside in a log home they built themselves in Tilden Township near the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains and the historic Appalachian Trail. They are active members of Schuylkill Valley Bible Chapel in Mohrsville, PA.

Christian enjoys hiking, gardening, softball, volleyball, music, biographies and classic movies – especially Westerns. He credits his passionate desire to preserve freedom and the free enterprise system to a trip behind the Iron Curtain to visit relatives in 1979.