We are pleased to welcome Sam Thrush as the newest member of the Chamber of Commerce team to lead Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI). DCI, an affiliate of the Chambersburg Chamber, is focused on business development in the downtown region.
Sam joined the Chamber staff in mid-July as president of DCI and has spent the past five years serving on DCI’s Board of Directors as well as volunteering at events and participating on committees. He formerly served Franklin County as a Planner III and has over seven years of experience in land use planning and community development. Sam recently graduated from Leadership Franklin County Community and in 2018 achieved the premier planning certification from the American Institute of Certified Planning.
“We are excited to have Sam on board to focus on development in the downtown region as the leader of DCI,” said Stephen Christian, president of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. “His work ethic, enthusiasm and dedication to downtown is exceptional, and we are fortunate to have such a strong leader join our team to facilitate growth in our community.”
Prior to serving Franklin County, Sam worked for Bradford County, Pa. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Geography-Land Use and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Originally a native of the Chambersburg area, he was happy to return to the area in October 2012. Prior to graduating from Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Sam earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
In his spare time, you can find Sam with his family and friends, at the Chambersburg YMCA, cycling throughout the countryside and in-town, hiking, watching baseball or playing his musical instruments. It's not uncommon for Sam (when he has time) to cycle 50 miles or more in one day. He and his wife, Jeana, have two children.
In addition to serving with DCI, Sam has spent time volunteering with the Borough of Chambersburg, Franklin County Cyclists, North Square Farmers Market, United Way's Stream Cleanups and Healthy Franklin County. In 2016, Sam received the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding service in the community. To contact Sam directly, please call 717-264-7101 ext. 204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.