Newly Elected Officials

What Every Township Supervisor Needs To Know

Your Basic Training for Elected Office

An Introductory Course Designed for New Supervisors

A Refresher for Experienced Supervisors

Congratulations! You’re a township what?

Whether new to this position, or a veteran of township government, you are aware that your role as township supervisor requires a dedication to the public good and a commitment to your community. Obviously, you want to be sure your actions and decisions are the best for your township and its residents. Registering for this two-day training program proves your commitment to your new responsibilities.

PSATS is your state association, has assembled an elite but down to earth team of experienced township officials (managers and elected supervisors), and matched them with the knowledgeable members of our training partners to bring this program to you at 13 locations around the state in January, February and March of 2012.  The training is a two-part program being offered on two consecutive Saturdays to meet your busy schedules. Upon completion of this program, you will receive a certificate showing that you were trained in the duties and responsibilities of your elected township office.  You will also receive a handbook for Township Supervisors that will serve as an excellent reference tool, along with other valuable materials. Make sure you attend this specialized training, the only newly elected official training designed solely for townships, so you can return to your township more prepared to take on the many challenges that await you as a township supervisor in your community. On behalf of the PSATS Executive Board and staff, I wish you every success in the months and years ahead.  Serving your township as a supervisor is one of the most rewarding experiences in your life.  Enjoy.

                                                                                                                                        David M. Sanko, Executive Director


Pennoni Associates

PSATS Trustees Insurance and Retirement Services

The Governor's Center for Local Government Services


Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

Eckert Seamans, Cherin & Mellott




Remaining 2012 Dates & Locations

Session 1/ Session 2

March 24/ March 31

Erie County

Comfort Suites

1007 Market Place Drive

Edinboro, PA 16412



March 24/ March 31

Bucks County

Warrington Township Building

852 Easton Road

Warrington, PA 18976



General Information

Registration Information

The registration fee for this training is:

Session I                                 $115 per person

Session II                                $115 per person

Both Sessions                         $175 per person





Workshop Schedule for Session 1 & Session 2

8:30 a.m.     Registration   (coffee & pastries)

9:00 a.m.     Morning Session Begins

Noon           Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.     Afternoon Session Begins

4:00 p.m.     Adjourn


Accessibility & Other Needs

All workshops will be held at ADA-accessible locations. Please use the accessibility needs line on the registration form to indicate alternate format, sign language requirements, or any other needs you might have.



Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-763-9732 or sending an email to Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email.  A cancellation received less than 10 business days of the session you are registered for, is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds. Those who cancel within 2 business days of the session date or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee and if unpaid, will be invoiced.


Inclement Weather

PSATS will do everything possible to hold all scheduled workshops. In the event of inclement weather at a specific location, please verify that the workshop is taking place by calling PSATS at (717) 763-0930. If calling outside of normal business hours, enter extension 166. Course cancellations are updated by 7:00 a.m. on the day of the workshop.