Orval Stahr

File photo / Orval Stahr

YORK – Orval Stahr, a former mayor of York, former York County Commissioner and former zoning administrator for York County, has died.

Stahr was the mayor of York from January, 2017, through February, 2018.

Professionally, he worked as a municipal and county planner, and was a development consultant working with municipalities. During his 48-year career, he worked with over 150 municipalities and counties in seven states, he said during earlier interviews.

In the past, he served as planning director for the City of Columbus and Bartholomew County, Ind. He was a York County Commissioner in the late 1990s.

During the early 2000s through 2014, Stahr served as both the York County Zoning Administrator and as an assistant to other zoning administrators for the county.

Stahr and his late wife, Rosemary, are credited for starting and maintaining the York soccer complex and starting the York Classic Soccer Tournament. He was also the president of the York County Sports Authority.

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