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News: Howard Fry III Elected to Township Association’s Executive Committee


April 24, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ginni Linn
Executive Editor/Print Manager
(717) 763-0930, ext. 127
glinn@psats.org

Fry Elected to Township Association’s Executive Committee

Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors have elected Howard W. Fry III, chairman of the board of supervisors for Cogan House Township in Lycoming County, to a three-year term on the association’s Executive Committee.

The election took place during PSATS’ 95th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show, held April 23-26 in Hershey. This is the largest municipal event of its kind in the state, with close to 4,000 attendees. The conference attracted township officials from every county in Pennsylvania except Philadelphia, which has no townships.

The seven-member Executive Committee, the association’s five officers, and the immediate past president make up the Executive Board, which is responsible for managing the affairs of the state association. The board meets frequently throughout the year to oversee association business and plan new projects that will benefit member townships.

The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors represents Pennsylvania’s 1,454 townships of the second class and is committed to preserving and strengthening township government and securing greater visibility and involvement for townships in the state and federal political arenas. Townships of the second class cover 95 percent of Pennsylvania’s land mass and represent more residents — 5.5 million — than any other type of political subdivision in the commonwealth.

Fry previously served as the chair of PSATS’ Rules Committee and was a past workshop speaker at PSATS’ Annual Educational Conference. Fry, who is owner of Fry’s Fire Protection, is chairman of the Lycoming County Association of Township Officials and previously served as vice chairman. He is also Cogan House Township’s roadmaster.

Fry serves as chair of the Lycoming County Planning Commission and has been a board member, secretary, and vice chair of the commission. He is a member of the Lycoming County
10-Year Comprehensive Planning Update Task Force, a member of the Legislative Committee of the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce, and a board member of the Susquehanna Economic Development Association (SEDA) Council of Governments.

He serves on the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Fire Extinguisher Distributors, where he previously held posts as vice chairman, membership recruiter, and speaker coordinator. He is a past presenter at the Penn State Conference.