Mr. Oyer is a native of Chambersburg and a 1964 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.
Following high school, Mr. Oyer attended Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.
He graduated with a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1968.
Mr. Oyer then went on to attend the Masters in Public Administration program at Shippensburg University, graduating from that program in 1973.
Mr. Oyer began his professional employment as Assistant Manager of the Borough of Waynesboro.
He served in that capacity from 1973 to 1976.
He then began a twenty- year tenure as the Assistant Manager for the Borough of Chambersburg (1976-1996).
In 1997 he was promoted to Borough Manger, a position that he still holds today.
Mr. Oyer is currently the President of the Association of Pennsylvania Municipal Managers.
He is married and has two adult children