News Release: Brensinger Elected to PSATS Executive Committee
April 29, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PSATS Director of Communications
Brensinger Elected to Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors Executive Committee
Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors have elected Edward A. Brensinger, vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors for North Lebanon Township in Lebanon County, to a three-year term on the association’s Executive Committee.
The election took place during PSATS’ 91st Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show, held April 21-24 in Hershey. This is the largest municipal event of its kind in the state, with close to 4,000 attendees. The conference attracted township officials from every county in Pennsylvania except Philadelphia, which has no townships.
The seven-member Executive Committee, the association’s five officers, and the immediate past president make up the Executive Board, which is responsible for managing the affairs of the state association. The board meets frequently throughout the year to oversee association business and plan new projects that will benefit member townships.
The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors represents Pennsylvania’s 1,455 townships of the second class and is committed to preserving and strengthening township government and securing greater visibility and involvement for townships in the state and federal political arenas. Townships of the second class cover 95 percent of Pennsylvania’s land mass and represent more residents — 5.5 million — than any other type of political subdivision in the commonwealth.
Before his election to the Executive Committee, Brensinger served on the association’s Nominations Committee and was chair of its Townships Over 10,000 Population Committee. He currently serves on the association’s Annual Conference Planning Committee and is a member of its Grassroots Lobbying Network, which addresses legislative issues that affect every Pennsylvanian who lives in a township of the second class.
Brensinger, a former building contractor, is a farmer and township roadmaster. He is past chairman of the board of supervisors, as well as treasurer, and is also a former president and first and second vice president of the Lebanon County Association of Township Officials.
Brensinger serves on the Lebanon County Metropolitan Planning Organization Planning Committee and the Lebanon Valley Rails-to-Trails Phase 6 Steering Committee. He is a member of the Mt. Zion Fire Company, and his previous affiliations include road scholar with the PennDOT LTAP - Local Technical Assistance Program, president of the Union Canal Athletic Association, coach for youth sports and Ebenezer Midget Football, and membership in the Sunset Lions Club and Cedar Crest High School Booster Club.