Legislative Priorities & Resolutions Process

Why the Resolution Process is Critical for Your Borough or CBA

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

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

Individual boroughs or County Boroughs Associations (CBAs) can submit a resolution.You do not need to wait until the months leading up to the annual conference to submit a resolution, however, in order to be considered for formal adoption at the PSAB Annual Conference, resolutions must be submitted by April 7, 2021.

Prior to the PSAB Annual Conference, the PSAB Resolutions and Policy Steering Committee will review submitted resolutions and make recommendations for adoption to the full delegation.

2021 Resolutions Timeframe

Sample Resolution (1)

Sample Resolution (2)

Resolutions Adopted at the 2019 PSAB Annual Conference

2019-20 Legislative Priorities

Resolutions Index - 2010 to 2018

For more information, contact Ed Troxell, Director of Government Affairs at etroxell@boroughs.org, Ron Grutza, Assistant Director of Government Affairs & Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, at rgrutza@boroughs.org or Stephanie Drake, Executive Administrator & Government Affairs Liaison, at sdrake@boroughs.org