Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District



The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.


Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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Armstrong County Sheriff's Office
Bill Rupert, Sheriff
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street, Suite 106
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: 724-548-3265
Fax: 724-548-3264
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The Sheriff's Office provides security for the Courthouse, service of civil documents for the courts and the community, serves warrants, issues licenses for firearms and transports prisoners.
Bill Rupert's Biography
       After graduating from Lenape Vo Tech and Kittanning High School in 1986, Sheriff Bill Rupert continued his education in Emergency Services. Becoming certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, Bill ran part-time with Kittanning Hose Company #6 Ambulance. Bill was also very active in the Fire service, first with Rayburn Township Fire Department then joining the Rural Valley Fire Department, where he served as past chief, President and Assistant Chief, and currently is a lifetime member. In 1999, Bill graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Academy. Bill is the Son of Nancy and the Late Frank Rupert and the third of three children. Currently, Bill resides in Sugercreek Township with his wife Jenna, daughter Charlotte, and son Hudson.
  Sheriff Bill Rupert 
       After Graduation, Bill pursued a career in the Machining Industry at SinterMet Inc. located in Kittanning. After several years of Machining, Bill went into The Heavy Highways Carpenters Union, building bridges all around the area. In 2003, Bill went into the energy field becoming the General Manager of the Local oil and gas company, American Natural Resources. During his campaign, he received the endorsement from local law enforcement organizations and was elected Armstrong County Sheriff in 2013.
         In his free time, Bill is a member of the Rayburn Beagle Club, Pine Creek Sportsmen Club, and Armstrong Police Association. Bill is the President of the Armstrong County Prison Board and sits on the Board of Directors of Armstrong County Community Action Agency.


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