News: Meteer Elected PSATS Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
April 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PSATS Director of Communications
Meteer Elected Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors
Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors have elected Marvin Meteer, chairman of the board of supervisors for Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, to a one-year term as assistant secretary-treasurer.
The election took place during PSATS’ 92nd Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show, held April 13-16 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 assistant secretary-treasurer is a member of the association’s Executive Board with full voting rights. The board, which is responsible for managing the affairs of the state association, is made up of PSATS’ five officers, seven Executive Committee members, and the immediate past president. The board meets frequently throughout the year to conduct 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.
Meteer previously served as a member of the association’s Executive Committee, as well as its Publications-Public Relations, Resolutions-Legislation, and Annual Conference Planning committees. He is currently a member of the association’s Grassroots Lobbying Network, which addresses legislative issues that affect every Pennsylvanian who lives in a township of the second class, and is the board liaison to the PSATS Rules Committee. He also chairs the association’s Audit Committee.
Meteer is president and past vice president of the Bradford County Association of Township Officials and has served as chair of its Nominations Committee and a member of the Resolutions Committee. He is also a recipient of the group’s President’s Award and was named, along with his wife, Maxine, as Wyalusing Community’s Outstanding Citizens for 2010.
Meteer, owner of the Main Street Sign Company and a retired educator, is president of the Wyalusing Industrial Development Corporation and treasurer for the Eastern Bradford County Council of Governments. He is also a member of the Greater Wyalusing Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Wyalusing Valley Rainbow Club.
His past affiliations include the Bradford County Economic Development Advisory Board, Chesapeake Energy Bradford County Citizens Advisory Panel, and director and founding board member of the Wyalusing Area Ambulance Inc. He also served on the Council on Finance and Administration for the Wyoming Annual Conference and Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Meteer is a lay leader and choir director for the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, as well as lay member and certified lay speaker for the Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.