Welcome to the Government page

This section is devoted to the business of municipal government in College Township. Users can find information about elected and appointed officials and resident volunteers, the myriad of boards and committees that perform the work of the township, and the products of that work in the form of codes, policies, ordinances, and meeting agendas and minutes.

Please bookmark this page to serve as your "Gateway" to the progress being made in local government in College Township.

A brief overview of College Township...

Formed on November 22, 1875, from parts of Benner and Harris Townships in Centre County, Pennsylvania, College Township is a Pennsylvania Township of the Second Class under the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law. 

Originally governed by a Board of Supervisors, in  1976, voters deemed it most efficient to change to a Council-Manager form of government that would allow for the separation of legislative and administrative responsibilities.  Council has appointed a total of three Managers since 1976. 

College Township is governed by a Council of five citizen servants, elected at-large to staggered four-year terms. Council elects a Chair each year on a rotating basis.

The township is comprised of many neighborhoods, including villages and hamlets, and is home to many of the faculty and facilities of the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), including the iconic Beaver Stadium ( as seen on T.V.). As of the 2020 census estimate,  there were 10,762 people living in College Township. Several neighborhoods are ranked by as 2021 Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania, specifically Houserville #4 and Lemont #19.

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