Lower Valley municipalities were named “Banner Communities” in a program that recognizes them for having strong finances, transparent government and programs for their residents.
Allegheny County and the Allegheny League of Municipalities put Indiana Township, O’Hara, Fox Chapel and Sharpsburg on this year’s list of 51 Banner Communities.
Sharpsburg Manager Bill Rossey said receiving the award — for the past four years — is a testament to the dedication of the elected and appointed officials of the borough.
“Our commitment to professional development, transparency, accountability, being proactive and providing the best service to the residents and business owners of Sharpsburg remains our priority,” Rossey said.
County officials announced the honorees on March 31 and said these townships and boroughs are committed to professional development, accountability and community engagement.
League Executive Director Jason Davidek said the program was founded five years ago to challenge towns to implement best practices in finances, public safety and communications with residents.
“Local government is considered by many to be the most important form of government because of its direct impact on the daily lives of residents,” County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. “The Banner Community Program is a public recognition of the efforts that these government officials take on behalf of residents and businesses each day.”
Article reprinted from The Herald newspaper, written by Tawnya Panizzi