Hawk Elected PSATS Second Vice President
April 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PSATS Director of Communications
Hawk Elected Second Vice President of Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors
Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors have elected William B. Hawk, chairman of the board of supervisors for Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, to a one-year term as the association’s second vice president.
The election took place during PSATS’ 92nd Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show, held April 13-16 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.
Hawk also is vice chairman of the association’s Executive Board, which is made up of PSATS’ five officers, seven Executive Committee members, and the immediate past president. The board is responsible for managing the affairs of the association and 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 1,454 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 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 being elected to his current post, Hawk served as PSATS’ secretary-treasurer and assistant secretary-treasurer. He currently serves on the association’s Annual Conference Planning Committee and Grassroots Lobbying Network, which addresses legislative issues that affect every Pennsylvanian who lives in a township of the second class. Hawk also is the board liaison to PSATS’ Finance Committee.
He previously served as chairman of the association’s Audit Committee and was a member of its Executive Committee, as well as the Land Use and Growth Management and Succession Planning committees.
A township supervisor since 1996, Hawk also serves on the township’s Strategic Planning, Comprehensive Plan Update, and Audit committees. He is chairman of the Lower Paxton Sewer Authority and the township’s delegate to the Earned Income Tax Collection Committee.
He is a member of the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee, the Pennsylvania State Planning Board and several subcommittees of that board, the Dauphin County Planning Commission, and the Tri-County Planning Commission. He also belongs to the Masonic Orders and is an officer and auditor in the Progress Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Hawk is past president of the Colonial Park Rotary and Susquehanna Township Lions Club and has been a Dale Carnegie Course instructor for close to 40 years.
Hawk is the former vice president of Leader Nursing Homes. He is retired from the post of executive director of the Dauphin County General Authority and is the retired founder and co-owner of Hawk Gallery and Framing Studio.