Knoxville Borough Councilman to Lead Statewide Association
Carl Cox, a council member in Knoxville Borough, Tioga County, will become President of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. A graduate of the Milton Hershey School, he will assume the role July 1.
Cox, a retired public works director for the borough, currently serves as its emergency management coordinator. He is a lifetime member of the Knoxville-Deerfield Fire Company, with 35 years of service and is chairperson of both the Tioga County Watershed Protection Coalition and the Northern Tier Recreation Authority. He and his wife Linda have five children and stepchildren.
Cox has been a member of the PSAB Board of Directors since 2010 and has served on the Resolutions and Policy, Conference, and Nominating committees. He served for several years on the executive board of the PA Borough Councils Association before being elected its President in 2014-2015. He is also active in the Tioga County Boroughs Association and has been instrumental in putting forth resolutions for consideration at PSAB conferences.
Most recently he received the Anthony J. Defilippi Award. This award, named in honor of PSAB Past President Anthony Defilippi of Leechburg Borough, Armstrong County, recognizes dedication to advancing PSAB’s legislative agenda. Cox is also the recipient of the Cecil K. Leberknight Service Award and earned his Certified Borough Official designation, which is a professional development leadership program offered through PSAB’s Training and Professional Development Department.
During his year as president, Cox will promote the theme Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow. This theme encourages leaders to educate, mentor, inspire, prepare, and engage youth in the community to understand and appreciate the local government process. He also wants to see Knoxville – and many other boroughs – start Junior Council Person programs – to invigorate youth involvement in their communities.
Cox joins Thomas C. Gramling Jr., of Westmont Borough, Cambria County as 1st Vice President; Edward A. Child, of Trumbauersville Borough, Bucks County as 2nd Vice President; and William S. Rossey, of Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, as Immediate Past President.