Highlights of the 2015 Annual Conference

July 16-19, 2015
The Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Informative Speakers

Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

John A. Brown, Northampton County Executive and Former Mayor of Bangor Borough

Michael Stershic, President, Discover Lehigh Valley

Robert J. Donchez, Mayor of the City of Bethlehem

Richard P. Vilello, Jr., Executive Director, Center for Local Government Services - The Priorities of the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services

Michael L. Levy, Chief, Computer Crimes, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania - Understanding and Responding to Cybercrime

Richard D. Flinn, Director and Homeland Security Advisor, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency - New Perspectives on Emergency Management

Glenn J. Smith, Esquire, Solicitor for the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Mayors and Municipalities

Todd DePastino, Co-founder of the Veterans’ Breakfast Club

Kate Harper, Representative from the 61st Legislative District and Chair of the House Local Government Committee - What’s Hot and What’s Not in the General Assembly

Eric M. Eisenstein, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Departments of Marketing and Statistics, Fox School of Business, Temple University - Marketing Your Municipality

Dr. Beverly A. Cigler, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Campus - Creative Municipal Funding

Jeffrey R. Dimmich, Esquire, Municipal Solicitor and Shareholder in Dimmich & Dinkelacker, P.C. and John T. Rago, Associate Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law - The Case for and Concerns Regarding Body Cameras on Municipal Police

Pre-Conference Workshop

Ron Harris, Mayor of Carroll Valley Borough and Jim Nowalk, Mayor of Whitehall Borough – The Role of the Mayor in an Emergency

Educational Tour

Bus Tour of Prominent Economic Development Projects in the Lehigh Valley

Mayor of the Year

Robert J. Brooks, Mayor of the Municipality of Murrysville, Westmoreland County

Mayor Abbie Montecalvo Longevity of Service Award

Bernard M. Luketich, Mayor of the Cokeburg Borough, Washington County