PENNSYLVANIA’S COUNTIES TACKLE TOUGH ISSUES FACING THEIR COMMUNITIES
Policy Resolutions Adopted At 121st Annual Conference of the
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
York County (Aug. 7) – County leaders from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania gathered in York County at the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Annual Conference to discuss such diverse topics as property tax assessment; courts and corrections; transportation and economic development; human services; and others, today adopted ___ resolutions, adding or changing articles in the Pennsylvania County Platform (Platform), the official list of policy positions taken by the Association.
“County commissioners have been gathering together for 121 years to discuss what we collectively share in common and what is most important in governing our home counties,” said Percy Dougherty, CCAP President and Lehigh County Commissioner. “The issues may change over the years, but the significance of this Annual Conference and the role that it plays in helping counties meet the greater than ever complexities of serving its constituents, has not. Our resolutions and Platform will guide us in the year ahead and beyond.”
Dougherty said CCAP serves to strengthen the ability of Pennsylvania’s counties to govern their own affairs and improve the well-being and quality of life for their constituents. To accomplish these goals, CCAP seeks to attain favorable state legislation, programs and policies, while providing appropriate programming and services to member counties. “The platform we adopted today is used by counties to lobby the state legislature about local community issues and the residents that are impacted by them,” he said.
In addition to policymaking, county officials elected leaders of the Association: elected President was___; First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, and, Treasurer. Their one-year term will begin in January 2007.
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