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Deadline Approaching for Leadership Award Entries

Thursday January 9th, 2020

Nominations are due by January 31

Do you know a township supervisor, secretary, or manager who lives and breathes community service? Who brings the highest standards of dedication, creativity, and leadership to his or her role in local government?

With your help, that person could be honored with PSATS’ 31st Annual President’s Leadership Award.

Township supervisors, secretaries, and managers who held office or were employed in 2019 and will be in the position at the time of the award presentations in May can be nominated by any official of the same township or by an officer of their county association of township officials. Candidates may be nominated for recent or lifetime achievements that have significantly improved their township.

Examples include cost-cutting, coordination of a major local effort, the advancement of township goals in the state or federal legislature, the establishment of new local services or programs, and the successful implementation of local development projects. 

Any supervisor, secretary, or manager who was nominated previously but did not win may be nominated again. PSATS Executive Board members and board-appointed trustees are not eligible.

Entries will be judged on the complexity of the problem(s) addressed; measurable improvements resulting from the accomplishment; use of original, innovative, or creative approaches and solutions; and long-term benefits of the accomplishments.

The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2020.

Two winners will be selected: a township supervisor and a township secretary or manager. Each winner will receive an engraved plaque during the Excellence Awards Ceremony at PSATS’ Annual Educational Conference May 3-6, 2020, in Her­shey and coverage in the Pennsylvania Township News. We will also notify their local newspapers.

Click here to download a brochure and nomination form. For more information, call Brenda Wilt at PSATS at (717) 763-0930, ext. 123 or email