Charles “Chuck” Gojmerac of Roaring Spring announced his candidacy for County Commissioner as a Republican on the spring ballot.
Gojmerac is a 1993 graduate of Juniata College with a bachelor’s degree in corporate accounting and finance. He has lived and worked in Blair County since his graduation from college. Chuck is currently the executive director at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg.
In his short three-year career at the Park, Gojmerac has turned around a cash strapped and debt ridden community asset into a community hot spot for family friendly activities.
“I was hired in January of 2016 and was asked to help turn around the transformation of our Park. The Park had over $80,000 in debt and just enough money to make the next payroll. In just over 21 months, by instituting a sound business plan with cash controls and increased program activity, I was able to entirely pay off the Park’s debt without raising any general admission prices. Since that time we have completed a $65,000 renovation of the bowling alley, installed energy efficient LED lights throughout the building and grounds and have fully rented out all of the classroom and business space in our building.” When asked what Gojmerac could bring to the table in the election, he simply pointed to the progress at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. “The Park has struggled to stay afloat for so many years, virtually no one thought that it could be turned into a successful business. With the strong team I put into place, we are proving many people wrong. I have the same determination and drive to bring to the county government and find ways to be fiscally responsible.”
Prior to his employment at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Gojmerac served as the athletic director for the Spring Cove School District for nine years. He came to Central High School after a 13-year career in investments and financial planning with L.R. Webber Associates, Inc. of Duncansville.
Among his current activities, Gojmerac is: the president elect for the Morrisons Cove Rotary (2020); a member of the Spring Cove School District board of directors; secretary/treasurer for the Mountain League; treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 358; a coach for Spring Cove youth baseball, football, basketball and soccer; and the tournament director for the PIAA District VI baseball and boy’s volleyball tournaments.
Gojmerac is married to the former Christine Imes of Roaring Spring. They have two boys, Jordan and Colby who attend the Spring Cove School District.
Additional community activities:
- Board of Directors – Spring Cove School District, Morrisons Cove Rotary president elect (2020), Garver Memorial YMCA & MCMP
- Secretary/treasurer – Mountain League, Keystone Chapter of volleyball officials
- Secretary — District VI Athletic Director Association
- Treasurer – Cub Scouts Pack 358
- Mountain League statistician — girls volleyball, girls tennis & boys tennis
- Tournament Director – SFU High School Invitational and District VI baseball & volleyball championships
- Executive Director – Mid-State Boys Volleyball League & Central Western Aqua Athletic Conference
- Volunteer – Spring Cove School District breakfast program, Junior Achievements & church van driver
- Parade committee – Member of J4 and Martinsburg Christmas parade committee