News Release – March 31, 2022: Katie Reibsane Named The League’s New Director of Training and Professional Development


CONTACT:  Debbie Bitting, Pennsylvania Municipal League, 717-236-9469, ext. *223,

Katie REIBSANE named The League’s NEW Director of Training and Professional development

Harrisburg, PA (March 31, 2022) – The League is pleased to announce Katie Reibsane as our new Director of Training and Professional Development. Ms. Reibsane assumed this vital position at The League last week.  

Katie most recently worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs as the Veterans Services Training and Technology Manager. She was the administrator and coordinator for in-person, virtual and hybrid training sessions for the Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) conference, as well as additional training curriculums in her field.

“We are pleased that Katie Reibsane has joined The League team as our new Director of Training and Professional Development,” said League Executive Director John Brenner. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and a ‘can-do’ attitude to this important role as we work to help local leaders stay updated on best practices and policies in municipal government.” 

We look forward to Katie assisting The League in taking training and professional development to a new level for local government in our Commonwealth.

“I’m excited to start this new chapter in my life, with a great group of people,” said Katie Reibsane. “As a community, we learned and adapted through the pandemic to improve on conducting training and development. During my time at Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), we pioneered a training standard which provided the personal interaction during the pandemic. Helping Veterans and training Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) during the pandemic was challenging, but it provided new technology and growth opportunities. My past experience coordinating and managing virtual, in-person and hybrid training at DMVA has prepared me to lead our team to develop and expand training opportunities for our members and municipalities.”

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