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New: Brian McGrath Re-elected Second Vice President

April 24, 2017

Ginni Linn
Executive Editor/Print Manager
(717) 763-0930, ext. 127

McGrath Re-elected Second Vice President of Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors

Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors have re-elected Brian McGrath, chairman of the board of supervisors for Millcreek Township, Erie County, to a second one-year term as the association’s second vice president.

The election took place during PSATS’ 95th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show, held April 23-26 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 second vice president is a member of the association’s Executive Board with full voting rights. The board, which is responsible for managing the affairs of the state association, is made up of PSATS’ five officers, seven Executive Committee members, and the immediate past president. 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 1,454 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 represent more residents — 5.5 million Pennsylvanians — than any other type of political subdivision in the commonwealth.

Before election to his current post last year, McGrath had served as the association’s secretary-treasurer and assistant secretary-treasurer. He began his service on PSATS’ Executive Board in 2009, when he was elected to the Executive Committee.

McGrath is a 2012 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence and a past recipient of the association’s President’s Leadership Award. He is currently a member of the association’s MS4 (storm sewer) Work Group and Grassroots Lobbying Network, which addresses legislative issues that affect every Pennsylvanian who lives in a township of the second class. He is also the board liaison to the Rules Committee. He previously served as a member of the association’s Finance, Nominations, and Townships Over 10,000 Population committees and was the board liaison to the Finance Committee.

In addition to serving as chairman of the board of supervisors, McGrath is Millcreek Township’s roadmaster and administrator of streets, sewer, parks and recreation, recycling, and building and grounds departments. He previously served as vice chairman of the board of supervisors. He also serves the Erie County Association of Township Officials as chairman of the Resolutions Committee and a member of the Scholarship Committee.

McGrath is chairman of the Group Purchasing Committee for the Erie Area Council of Governments and previously held the posts of COG secretary and chairman. He is a past member of the Edinboro University President’s Advisory Council and the Regional Asset Task Group of the Civic Coordinating Committee. He has also served on the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Erie County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He served as the vice president and treasurer of the Cathedral Prep Alumni Association and is currently a member of the Times’ Old Newsies and the Irish Cultural Society. He resides in Erie with his wife, Carol.