News Release: McGrath Re-elected PSATS Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
April 29, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PSATS Director of Communications
McGrath Re-elected Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors
Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors have re-elected Brian McGrath, vice chairman for the Board of Supervisors for Millcreek Township, Erie County, to a second one-year term as the association’s assistant secretary-treasurer.
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 assistant secretary-treasurer 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 conduct 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.
McGrath began his service on PSATS’ Executive Board in 2009, when he was elected to its Executive Committee. Prior to that, he served as a member of the association’s Finance and Nominations committees, as well as the Townships Over 10,000 Population Committee. He is now a board liaison to the latter.
McGrath is a past recipient of the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence and the PSATS President’s Leadership Award. He is currently a member of the association’s MS4 (storm sewer) Work Group and the Grassroots Lobbying Network, which addresses legislative issues that affect every Pennsylvanian who lives in a township of the second class. He has also represented PSATS on the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee.
McGrath is past chairman of the Millcreek Township Board of Supervisors and currently serves as roadmaster and administrator of public safety and recreation. He also serves on the executive committee of the Erie County Association of Township Officials and is chairman of its Resolutions Committee and a member of its Scholarship Committee.
McGrath is secretary for the Erie Area Council of Governments and previously held the post of chairman. He is also chairman of the council’s Group Purchasing Committee and has served on the board of directors of the Erie County Chapter of the American Red Cross. McGrath is a past member of the Edinboro University President’s Advisory Council and the Regional Asset Task Group of the Civic Coordinating Committee. 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.