Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been elected 1st Vice President of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities. Pawlowski was elected by the membership during the annual business meeting at PLCM’s 113th annual convention on Friday, June 22 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.
“I am very pleased to have been chosen to fill this important leadership position by representatives of local governments from across Pennsylvania,” Pawlowski said. “I welcome the opportunity to serve and offer the perspective of the state’s third largest city on the issues that we face each and every day.”
Municipal elected and appointed officials from across the state attended informative and educational sessions at the three day convention. They discussed issues facing the Commonwealth’s municipalities and established legislative policy for the coming year.
Pawlowski was elected 2nd Vice President in June 2011 and became 1st Vice President in January of this year. He has been a member of the League’s “Core Communities in Crisis” task force.
The Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. Today, PLCM represents Pennsylvania’s cities, townships, town, boroughs, and home rule communities that all share the League’s municipal policy interests. The Board of Directors oversees the administration of a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy (on both the state and federal level), publications designed to educate and inform, inquiry and research, education and training certification programs, consulting-based programs, and group insurance trusts.