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Posted on: February 12, 2019

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2019 TWP Today 1Q

Those unfamiliar with the role of a township supervisor may wonder: What exactly do they do? It’s a good question, and one worth exploring as Pennsylvania prepares to celebrate Local Government Week, April 8-12, which is set aside to honor the commonwealth’s public servants. If you ask David M. Sanko, executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, which represents the commonwealth’s 1,454 townships of the second class, he is pretty clear about the role of these local officials. “Well, for one, supervisors make a tough, complex, often thankless job look incredibly easy,” he says. “It’s safe to say there is no other job like it in the public sector, and the people who do it are very committed to their communities. “I mean, how many state or federal officials would answer their own phone? And how many of them do you see at the grocery store, the ball field, or the post office? That’s almost unheard of, and it just goes to show that township supervisors are a rare and special breed.”  For the complete article see the link for additional information.

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