Council Member 2000-2008; 2012-2015; 2016 to present
President, State College Borough Council 2006-2008
National League of Cities - Finance, Administration and Governmental Relations Steering Committee
Pennsylvania Municipal League, Secretary, South Central District
Board Member, Downtown Improvement District
Member and Past President - College Heights Neighborhood Association
Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) Executive Committee, Personnel Committee
Chairperson of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Plaza Planning Committee
DAULER HAS CLEAR ADVANTAGE
May 12, 2017
I am writing to recommend Catherine Dauler for the office of mayor of State College.
Of all the candidates for this office, Dauler is by far the most qualified.
As a resident of the borough for 35 years, she has served faithfully as a member of the borough council for 14 years, including two years as council president.
She has served as past president of College Heights Association. As a former member of the Coalition of State College Neighborhood Associations, she has responded to the efforts of residents who advocate for the preservation of our neighborhood schools and the historic fabric of our community.
As council representative to the board of the Downtown Improvement District, she has gained valuable insights into the efforts of talented business leaders to enhance our downtown. She believes that a vibrant downtown is an asset to the community.
Her commitment to shaping a promising future for State College includes wise strategic decisions shared in partnership with Penn State and local businesses. She will continue advocacy efforts with our representatives in Harrisburg to find additional revenue-enhancing alternatives to local government.
Dauler realizes the importance of the need to protect the quality of life that we value in State College.
As mayor, in these challenging times, Dauler will do her utmost to promote unity, transparency, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our civic life.
As a future mayor, Catherine Dauler has clearly the advantage in experience, knowledge and dedication.
Support her on May 16.
EUGENE SHAW-COLYER, State College
SOURCE: CENTRE DAILY TIMES, 12th May, 2017 www.centredaily.com .
DAULER HAS EXPERIENCE
May 11, 2017
Cathy Dauler is our most experienced candidate for mayor.
She has represented our community on State College Borough Council for 14 years. She has spent many years working with the neighborhood associations, Downtown Improvement District, National League of Cities and Penn State. She knows full well the challenges we face going forward.
Cathy Dauler comes to council meetings fully prepared. Her conduct at all times is courteous and professional. She has strived to maintain a solid working relationship with fellow council members, the borough manager, department heads and staff. She understands that nothing is accomplished without consensus.
For the past 27 years, Cathy has been welcoming the newest members of our community through Global Connections, teaching English as a second language. Her students come from all over the world and find common ground in her classroom — learning about each others’ cultures and our democracy. She is always listening and learning from her students as well.
Cathy will represent State College in a professional, thoughtful and respectful manner. Please vote for Catherine Dauler on May 16.
WANDA M. CLAYTON-SAMS, State College
SOURCE: CENTRE DAILY TIMES, 11th May, 2017 www.centredaily.com .
CATHERINE DAULER IS A NATURAL-BORN PUBLIC SERVANT
May 11, 2017
Catherine Dauler is the sort of person not reliably found on the political landscape these days: a natural-born public servant, always ready to listen, ever prepared to work for the common good.
My wife Kathryn is a Penn State graduate who returned to the area in 1980 to manage a downtown bookstore. I relocated here in 1985. Over the years, we have enjoyed numerous casual but substantive conversations with our neighbor Cathy concerning the challenges that face State College. Her acumen, sense of humor, and understanding of the Borough’s inner workings never fail to impress us.
The tireless and successful efforts Cathy put into establishing and preserving traffic diverters indicate her commitment to the welfare of our community. Her ideas for sustaining a thriving downtown business district are informed by both deep theoretical knowledge and considerable thoughtful practice.
Catherine Dauler’s fourteen years of experience on the Council have manifestly equipped her for the even more demanding job of mayor. State College would be fortunate indeed to have such a thoroughly qualified candidate become its chief executive.
JAMES MORROW, State College
SOURCE: CENTRE DAILY TIMES, 11th May, 2017 www.centredaily.com .
DAULER A UNIFYING FORCE
May 9, 2017
The mayor of State College represents the entire community. He or she must rise above politics: anyone wishing to make policy should be running for the borough council.
A good mayor should have a thorough understanding of local government, preferably based on experience; and have no ax to grind, nor any local business interest that might influence his or her decisions.
Cathy Dauler has 14 years’ experience of serving on the Borough Council. She has a thorough understanding of State College’s form of government. She respects the police, the firefighters and the faith community, as well as the dedicated borough manager and public servants who shoulder the task of putting borough council policies into practice.
She is open to the many different points of view that are inevitable in a university town. Her daughter was a Penn State student and she has worked tirelessly to build strong neighborhoods that strike a good balance between owner-occupiers and their student neighbors. She has also been very involved in improving the downtown area, by providing the infrastructure and services that make State College a safe and attractive place to work and live.
Cathy Dauler has proved her worth by many years of unpaid and sometimes thankless work in local government. She will be a unifying force in our community and serve everyone in State College well as an excellent, dignified mayor.
MARY GAGE, State College
SOURCE: CENTRE DAILY TIMES, 9th May, 2017 www.centredaily.com .
MAKE DAULER 'THE FACE' OF THE BOROUGH
May 7, 2017
I strongly urge a vote for Catherine Dauler for State College mayor in the May 16 primary election. Dauler has a wide background and range of experience in borough government and local issues. For years she was involved in her neighborhood association and the coalition of neighborhood associations. This gives her grass-roots knowledge of neighborhood issues and contacts at that level. Also, her years of service on borough council provide in-depth knowledge of the functioning of the council and borough operations. More importantly, the mayor serves as the “face” of State College. Dauler will be excellent in this role. The citizens of the borough will be well served having her as mayor.
STEPHEN SMITH, State College
SOURCE: CENTRE DAILY TIMES, 7th May, 2017 www.centredaily.com .
DAULER HAS PROVEN LEADERSHIP
May 4, 2017
Melissa Carpenter’s letter on May 3 credited Michael Black with creating the diverter plan for East College Heights, but neglected the far more important efforts of several other residents: the State College Borough Council, the borough solicitor, planning department, public works department, pedestrian/traffic safety commission, College Heights Neighborhood Association, Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, a traffic consultant and PennDot.
Actually, once the diverters were installed for a one year trial, challenges began from outside the neighborhood. It was then that Dauler, as president of the College Heights Neighborhood Association, rescued the very successful diverters so that they became permanent. That minimized reckless traffic through our neighborhood, particularly after university events.
That diverter episode is representative of Dauler’s extraordinary contributions and experience in our community. Dauler has served us as an active member or President of the Borough Council for 14 years. Also, she has been a board member of the Downtown Improvement District, working with others to protect the quality of life we value. Cathy’s background with most aspects of borough management and with leading units of our borough promises that she will be a mayor of whom we can be proud.
MARY AND HU BARNES, State College
SOURCE: CENTRE DAILY TIMES, 4th May, 2017 www.centredaily.com .