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Cranberry named a 2013 Banner Community

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Cranberry Township has been named a 2013 Banner Community by the Allegheny League of Municipalities for providing effective, efficient and accountable services to its residents and businesses.

The designation also acknowledges Cranberry's efforts to inform and engage citizens through frequent and open communication, public events and community activities. To be considered, the community must have:

• Training and education for its elected and/or appointed officials;

• Active participation in professional organizations, such as the Allegheny League of Municipalities, Allegheny County Boroughs Association, Allegheny County & Western Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners, and Allegheny County Association of Township Officials;

• Active participation in its Council of Governments, as well as intergovernmental cooperation, sharing of services, and other joint efforts with one or more municipalities;

• Sponsorship and/or promotion of community events and activities, such as a community day, parade, cleanup day, municipal open house, crime awareness effort, and benefits or fundraisers; and

• Routine communication with residents through a newsletter, website, email or other method, as well as active participation with local elementary, middle and high school students, such as speaking to classes, sponsoring special events, and offering internships and/or student shadow days.

—Staff report

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