PA Borough Councils Association

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Welcome to the PA Borough Councils Association
Empowering our communities' elected leaders

The PA Borough Councils Association (BCA) provides professional advice, support, and training to borough leaders. The BCA encourages member-to-member networking and mentorship. Together, the BCA provides a unified voice on issues of important in Harrisburg.

In an effort to assist council members in developing skills, the BCA invests in members by:
  • Facilitating communication between borough communities and leaders
  • Publishing a biannual newsletter to help members stay connected to recent court decisions, municipal regulations, and important training
  • Hosting free webinars designed to help council members with official duties
  • Providing non-legal research and technical assistance
  • Sponsoring relevant and emerging speakers and topics at PSAB annual and fall conferences
  • Honoring deserving colleagues with the Outstanding Council Member of the Year Award
If your borough isn't taking advantage of all of its BCA benefits, be sure to learn more. Contact Ed Knittel at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1027 or

2019-2020 BCA Officers
Judi Dici, President, Ellwood City Borough
Al Noble, 1st Vice President, Girard Borough
Marie Howells, 2nd Vice President, Sellersville Borough
Linda Book, Past President, Whitehall Borough
Ed Knittel, Secretary

Bylaw Revision Committee
Current bylaws

Council Member of the Year
Nominations Being Accepted for 2020 Council Member of the Year

2019 Council Member of the Year Honoree
K. Ray “Kap” Stauffer, Topton Borough

Important News

Chrostwaite Institute, With Support of BCA, Releases Findings of Municipal Management Survey (1/30/19)

PSAB, BCA Release Civics Education Video

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The Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) and PA Borough Councils Association (BCA), with the support of the Chrostwaite Institute, released an educational video to help youth and others understand the role of borough government in PA. PSAB distributed the video to schools across PA. To read more, click here.

BCA Newsletter Archive
2019 - Issue 1

2018 - Issue 2
2018 - Issue 1
2017 - Issue 2
2017 - Issue 1

BCA Photo Gallery