For Immediate Release
November 3, 2016
CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT MOURNS LOSS OF BOARD MEMBER HARRISBURG ATTORNEY LENORA M. SMITH
(Harrisburg) — The Board of Directors, management and staff of Capital Area Transit (CAT) mourn the recent loss of board member and prominent Harrisburg Attorney Lenora M. Smith, Robert Philbin, CAT spokesperson said today. “Ms. Smith was known for her civil rights advocacy and for providing legal counsel to those often under served by the legal system,” Philbin said.
“Lenora will be warmly remembered by all who knew her and had the privilege of working with her,” Bill Jones, General Manager, commented.
A Philadelphia native, Ms. Smith came to Harrisburg as a member of the Gov. Milton Shapp Administration. She quickly established herself as a highly regarded civil rights and criminal defense attorney and community leader. She was elected to Harrisburg City Council where she served with distinction as council Vice President.
Over her career, Ms. Smith has served the public as Chief Counsel of the PA Department of the Auditor General, Assistant Attorney General for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs at the PA Department of State and was a Domestic Relations/Business Law Instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College.
Ms. Smith was appointed in January 2014 by Mayor Eric Papenfuse to represent the City of Harrisburg on the Capital Area Transit Board of Directors.
Capital Area Transit was incorporated in 1973 when Cumberland County and Dauphin County Commissioners and the City of Harrisburg organized CAT to provide mass transit fixed-route and paratransit shared-ride services, which today conveniently and safely transport about 2.5 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region. Visit www.cattransit.com, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at 717-238-8304 for more information. “Where CAT Goes, Community Grows.”