Region 4

Region 4 encompasses Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties. The Director term is 2017 – 2020

Yuri Evans, 
Capital Region Water

Yuri is the current Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager for Capital Region Water located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Capital Region Water is a municipal authority that improves, maintains, and operates the greater Harrisburg area’s water system and infrastructure — from raindrop to river. Capital Region Water is the steward for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services for the City of Harrisburg and portions of surrounding municipalities including Penbrook, Paxtang and Steelton Boroughs and Susquehanna, Swatara and Lower Paxton Townships.

Yuri has been involved with PMAA since 2007 and takes great pride in becoming the PMAA Region 4 Director.  Yuri began his municipal utility career in 1996 when he became the GIS Operator for the Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA).  After 10 plus years with LASA, he took a position with Becker Engineering in Lancaster, Pennsylvania serving numerous municipal water and sewer authorities in a consulting role.  In 2014, Yuri became Capital Region Water’s GIS Manager overseeing a complex GIS system of nearly 250 miles of water lines and 180 miles of sanitary, stormwater and/or combined sewer lines.

Yuri holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography GIS from West Virginia University and has held the GISP Certification.

Adams County is the home of the famous ‘Mason-Dixon Line’, the line between North and South during the Civil War. Gettysburg National Battlefield and National Military Park are in Adams County, where the Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863 and where President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. The County is also home to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President.  Are you ready to get dirty? Since 1939, Williams Grove Speedway (York County) has some of the best dirt track racing in the country.  Racing greats such as Ted Horn, A.J.Grove Foyt, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kane and Mario Andretti have all raced at the Grove. The Broad Street Market in Dauphin County is the nation’s oldest continually operating market in the country. The Rockville Bridge, also in Dauphin County, is the longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world with 48 majestic arches measuring 70 feet each that span the Susquehanna River. The 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, was born on April 23, 1791 in Lancaster County.  Lancaster County’s Central Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market, dating back to 1731. Lancaster is America’s oldest inland city and was the nation’s capital red_land_uschampsfor a day when the Continental Congress met downtown in 1777. Lebanon County is home to the Union Canal Tunnel, which is the oldest transportation tunnel in the United States. It is also known for two tasty treats that are part of its local charm and culture: Lebanon bologna and opera fudge. The Millersburg or Crow’s Ferry south of Liverpool in Perry County, is the last operating ferry on the Susquehanna River. The 2015 Little League World Series U.S. Champions, Red Land Little League, are from York County. The York Fair is “America’s first fair,” and was originally held in York City in 1765, 11 years before the nation was founded. For nine months, from late 1777 until mid-1778, York served as the Capital of the United York_FairStates and the birthplace of the Articles of Confederation; the name “The United States of America” was coined here as well. In 1940, the famous York Peppermint Pattie was created in York County.