News Release – November 16, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO NEWS/CITY DESK EDITOR
CONTACT: Debbie Bitting, Pennsylvania Municipal League, 717-236-9469, ext. *223, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampden Township Commissioner Nate Silcox elected President of the PA State Association of Township Commissioners
Harrisburg, PA (November 16, 2020)– Hampden Township Commissioner Nate Silcox was elected President of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners during their annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with the “Municipal Leadership Virtual Summit,” the first joint conference with the Pennsylvania Municipal League.
“I am excited to work with my fellow Township Commissioners and advocate on behalf of Pennsylvania’s First Class Townships,” said Silcox. “We’re spread throughout the Commonwealth, but we have one thing in common – we all need relief from unfunded mandates – namely from Prevailing Wage and Stormwater mandates. We’re not looking for an outright repeal, but we need flexibility. And while we support funding for areas such as infrastructure, we know that funding in the year of the pandemic is limited. And if that’s the case, hopefully our call for mandate relief will be heard at the federal and state levels.”
President Silcox has been a member of the PSATC Executive Board since 2012. He most recently served as 1st Vice President for 2019-2020.
“The League looks forward to working with President Silcox as well as the officers and entire membership of PSATC as we advance the cause of local governance in the Commonwealth,” said Pennsylvania Municipal League Executive Director Rick Schuettler.
In addition, Upper Moreland Township Commissioner Sam Valenza, who had held the office of 2nd Vice President, was elected 1st Vice President; North Versailles Township Commissioner Sam Juliano was elected 2nd Vice President; Wilkes-Barre Township Commissioner John Jablowski was elected 3rd Vice President; and Lower Allen Township Commissioner Dean Villone was elected Secretary/Treasurer. The officers will each serve a one-year term in their respective positions on the Board.
The PennsylvaniaState Association of Township Commissioners (PSATC) represents Pennsylvania’s first class townships and their elected governing officials before the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Commonwealth’s various agencies.
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Debbie Bitting, Pennsylvania Municipal League, 717-236-9469, ext. *223, email@example.com