Highlights of the 2017 Annual Conference

July 20-23, 2017
Courtyard Erie Ambassador Conference Center
Erie, Pennsylvania

Informative Speakers

David M. Shribman, Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mike Turzai, State Representative for the 28th Legislative District and Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives - From the Capitol to Your Community: A Legislative Update

Stanley Louis Gorski, Executive Director, South Hills Area Council of Governments - Innovation through Municipal Collaboration

Dick Skrinjar, Senior Project Manager, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office - New Strategies in Municipal Policing

Stephen L. Korbel, Esquire, Babst Calland, Attorneys at Law -  Recent Legal Developments Affecting Mayors and Municipalities

Erik Thiessen, Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and Representative of Fair Districts PA

Bob Casey, United States Senator for Pennsylvania - What Changes in Washington Could Mean for Your Municipality

Gary Gulla, Assistant City Manager & Community Development Director for the City of Hermitage - Re-creating a Regional Economy through Collaboration

Lynne V. Newman, J.D., Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau - 2020 Census: local Update of Census Addresses

Jennifer Ritchey, Acting Field Office Director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Enforcement and Removal Operations; Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge, Solicitor of the City of Pittsburgh; and Guy Reschenthaler, Senator and Prime Sponsor of Senate Bill 10 - The Role of Municipal Police in Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws (A Panel Discussion)

Pre-Conference Workshop

Ron Harris, Mayor of Carroll Valley Borough and Jim Nowalk, Mayor of Whitehall Borough – The Role of the Mayor as Community Leader

Mayor of the Year

Ron Harris, Mayor of Carroll Valley Borough, Adams County

Mayor Abbie Montecalvo Longevity of Service Award

Richard C. Panza, Mayor of Sharpsburgh Borough, Allegheny County

Municipal Welcome

Joseph E. Sinnott, Mayor of the City of Erie

Special Activity

Tour of the Erie Maritime Museum and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle