Legislative Priorities & Resolutions Process

Through past advocacy efforts, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) has helped to enact a renewed Borough Code; advocate for Right-to-Know Law reforms; sought relief for unfunded mandates; and established measures to eliminate blight by advocating for the creation of land banks and increased funding for blight remediation.

Click here to read PSAB's 2021-2022 Legislative Priorities.

Advocacy is important because it helps your borough to gain access to programs, funding, and educational resources. That's why it's important for your borough to be involved in these efforts and in helping to decide PSAB’s legislative priorities. You can do that through the resolutions process that is in place.

Individual boroughs or County Boroughs Associations (CBAs) can submit a resolution for consideration. Prior to the PSAB Annual Conference each year, the PSAB Resolutions and Policy Steering Committee will review submitted resolutions and make recommendations for adoption to the full delegation.

Resolutions to be considered at the 2022 Annual Conference must be submitted to PSAB by March 23, 2022.

2022 Policy Resolutions Timeframe

Resolutions Adopted at the 2019 PSAB Annual Conference (Note: Due to the pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 conferences were both canceled, and no resolutions were adopted.)

Resolutions Index - 2010 to 2018

Municipal Policy Statement

Sample Resolution 1
, courtesy of the Allegheny CBA

Sample Resolution 2
, courtesy of the Tri County CBA

Sample Resolution 3
, courtesy of the Lancaster CBA

Questions About the Resolutions Process?

Contact Ed Troxell, Director of Government Affairs at etroxell@boroughs.org, Ron Grutza, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs & Assistant Director of Government Affairs, at rgrutza@boroughs.org or Stephanie Drake, Deputy Executive Director & Government Affairs Liaison, at sdrake@boroughs.org