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How to Attract — and Keep — Volunteers 

Ever wish you could find more volunteers? Experts say that with a bit of effort and a plan, your township can find the help it needs by breaking down the barriers that get in the way of residents saying “yes” to your requests.

Pipelines: The Path to Progress or Conflict?

Each community reacts differently when a natural gas pipeline project arrives. Some see it as the path to progress. Others don’t want it in their back yard. Township supervisors are often caught in the middle, trying to balance what residents want with what the law allows.

The Trouble with Legal Notices

Why, in this day and age when so many people get their news online, are townships still required to publish legal notices in local newspapers? It’s a question that PSATS has been posing to lawmakers for several years. Will 2018 lead to reforms that finally open the door for online legal advertising? Click here for this months free article.

More Ways to Learn at the PSATS Conference

You can start learning before PSATS’ 96th Annual Educational Conference starts by registering for one — or several — of our preconference workshops.

Get Ready to Celebrate Local Government Week

In preparation for Local Government Week, April 9-13, we offer some suggestions to help kick-start your celebration.


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