Highlights of the 2019 Annual Conference

July 18-21, 2019
Nittany Lion Inn
State College, Pennsylvania

Informative Speakers

Tim Hindes, Principal and CEO of TrailBlaze Creative/Originator of the Stronger Than Hatesymbol

Dr. Beverly Cigler, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Campus - Municipal Grants, Where to Go to Get the Dough

Scott Martin, Senator representing the13th Senatorial District and Chair of the Senate Local Government Committee - Harrisburg Update for Mayors

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

Punxsutawney Phil and The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Bill Deely, President, John Griffiths, Handler, Katie Donald, Executive Director

Jerry Ozog, MPA, EFO, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute - Senate Resolution 6: Where Do We Go from Here in Improving Fire and Emergency Services in Pennsylvania?

Albert Granholm, Commissioner of York Township and Vice-Chairman of the York Area Regional Police Department - The Benefits and Challenges of a Regional Police Department

Detective/ Lieutenant Brian McKeown, Castle Shannon Police Department - How Technology Can Improve the Efficiency of Effectiveness of Municipal Law Enforcement

Raymond J. Tonkin, District Attorney of Pike County and President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association - Criminal Justice and Public Safety: The Questions Around Legalizing Recreational Marijuana and Other Reforms

Robert Stanley, Mayor of Fairfield Borough and a NASA Geophysicist, who shared his personal stories on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Pre-Conference Workshop

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

Mayor of the Year

Betty Esper, Mayor of Homestead Borough, Allegheny County

Municipal Welcome

Don H. Hahn, Mayor of the Borough of State College

Special Activity

Tour of the Pasto Agricultural Museum and the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences