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Phoenixville Mayor Peter Urscheler Appointed Legislative Committee Co-Chairto Pennsylvania Municipal League Board of Directors
Harrisburg, PA (November 4, 2022) —Phoenixville Mayor Peter Urscheler has been appointed Legislative Committee Co-Chair on the Pennsylvania Municipal League (The League) Board of Directors. Mayor Urscheler was appointed by newly elected League President Mayor Michael Lombardo, Pittston, following the Association’s recent Municipal Leadership Summit in Pittsburgh. Urscheler will serve a one-year term as The League’s Legislative Committee Co-Chair along with New Castle Mayor Christopher Frye.
“As president of the Pennsylvania Municipal League, I would like to congratulate Phoenixville Mayor Peter Urscheler on his appointment to The League’s Legislative Committee,” said League President Mayor Michael Lombardo. “Mayor Urscheler brings a track record of dynamic leadership, progressive policy, perspective and energy to this position. I welcome Mayor Urscheler and look forward to serving and collaborating with him.”
Mayor Urscheler will be acting within his co-chair role as a spokesperson on League policy. Within this scope, his responsibilities will include the reporting of pending legislation to the Board; acting as a point of contact for House and Senate members; coordinating The League lobbying/media affairs and activities; representing The League at public hearings; and maintaining contact with Congress and the U.S. Senate.
“I am so grateful to Mayor Lombardo, the Board of Directors, members and staff of The League for this exciting opportunity,” said Mayor Peter Urscheler. “I look forward to working with League members and our Commonwealth’s elected officials as we develop policies which create more effective local governments. This in turn will improve the lives of all Pennsylvania residents.”
The League Board of Directors oversees the administration of a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy (on both the state and federal levels), publications designed to educate and inform, education/training, consulting-based programs, and group insurance trusts. The Board includes the three top officers – president and first and second vice presidents – as well as all past presidents still in government service, and a complement of elected and appointed officials creating a geographic balance of The League’s membership.
“The League is excited that Phoenixville Borough Mayor Peter Urscheler has been appointed by our League President, Pittston Mayor Michael Lombardo, as our new Legislative Committee Co-Chair,” said League Executive Director John Brenner. “Mayor Urscheler brings energy, intellect and the urgency to work in a bi-partisan fashion with state and federal officials to advance our advocacy efforts.”
The mission of the Pennsylvania Municipal League is to strengthen, empower and advocate for effective local government. The League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. Today, The League represents Pennsylvania cities, boroughs, townships, home rule communities and towns that all share their municipal policy interests.
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