The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors has been serving townships of the second class since 1921, when Gov. William Sproul signed Act 189 to create PSATS. Headquartered in Enola, Cumberland County, the Association has more than 40 full-time employees and operates under the direction of a 12-member executive board, elected each spring by the membership.
The Association also has nine standing committees that oversee specific aspects of its operations.
PSATS is committed to preserving and strengthening township government through various member services, which include:
• Lobbying at the state and federal levels, legislative research and analysis, and policy development;
• Training programs for elected and appointed public officials;
• Communications through a full range of newsletters, brochures, and other publications, including the award-winning monthly magazine, the Pennsylvania Township News, the monthly Township Video News, and social media channels;
• Insurance programs for townships and their employees, including medical, dental, life, disability, workers’ compensation, and property and casualty insurance, as well as pension, retirement savings, and unemployment compensation programs; and
• Professional associations for township solicitors, engineers, planners, and emergency management personnel.