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Penn, Trafford, Manor governments regroup for 2014

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Penn-Trafford Star

By Chris Foreman

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Trafford and Manor officials are keeping their council presidents, but the Penn Township commissioners have a new chairman.

Here is a roundup of leadership positions in the Penn-Trafford communities after reorganization meetings on Monday.

Penn Township

Paul Wersing, the 3rd Ward commissioner, is the new chairman. With 18 years of experience, he is the longest-serving commissioner. Wersing succeeds Chuck Horvat, who did not run for a fifth term as commissioner.

Ed Sullivan, a commissioner since December 2010, will serve as the vice president.


Though Rich Laird intends to be at his winter home in Arizona until March, he will continue to serve as council president. Laird said he will continue to participate in meetings by phone. He has been a councilman since 2004 and council president since March 2012. John Daykon will serve as vice president.


Dawn Lynn remains the president of Manor Council, with Brian Woy serving as vice president.

Council chose Lynn as its president in September after Woy decided to step down from the post.

Lynn is in her first term on council after being elected in 2011.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or




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