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Posted on: November 21, 2022

College Township Seeking Candidates To Fill Council Vacancy

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College Township Council Vacancy

The College Township Council is accepting applications, including a resume, from residents of the Township to fill a vacant position on Township Council. The vacancy is for an unexpired term that will end on January 1, 2024. 

The College Township Council, which is comprised of five elected officials, helps oversee Township operations. As the Township's policy-making body, Council is responsible for setting tax rates, approving an annual budget, and enacting ordinances to carry out policies. Council represents the Township as members of the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG). Each board member serves in various capacities on COG committees that address regional issues such as transportation, public services, finance and personnel. Council also appoints the Township Solicitor and Township Manager.

Qualifications: A candidate for the vacant Council position shall be a College Township resident and registered elector of Township for at least one year prior to the date of their election. 

Meetings: The Council meets on the first and third Thursday of every month or as otherwise noted in the Council approved meeting schedule at the beginning of each year. Council meetings are held at 7:00 pm at the College Township Municipal Building, with remote participation by Council members available on an as-needed basis. 

Appointment Process & Schedule:
 
A candidate will be appointed to fulfill the vacant Council position for the remainder of the unexpired term by a majority vote of the College Township Council. The appointment does not preclude the candidate from running for election for a new term that will begin on January 2, 2024. The appointment process will occur on the following schedule:

Event

Date

Deadline To Apply

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Interviews With Council

Week of December 12, 2022

Appointment By Council 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Sworn Into Office

Tuesday, January 3, 2023


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting an application and resume to:
 
Mr. D. Richard Francke, Chair
College Township Council
1481 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
 
Or apply by email to Township Manager Adam Brumbaugh at: 
admin@collegetownship.org

Please click the following link to download a fillable application: APPLICATION

The last day for prospective candidates to apply is Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

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