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It's official — Baldwin Township has new manager

Stephanie Hacke | South Hills Record - New Baldwin Township Manager Rob Zahorchak (left) is sworn into office on Tuesday night by Magisterial District Judge David Barton.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Hacke | South Hills Record</em></div>New Baldwin Township Manager Rob Zahorchak (left) is sworn into office on Tuesday night by Magisterial District Judge David Barton.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

With a raise of his right hand, Rob Zahorchak made his move to the Baldwin Township managerial post official Tuesday night.

The 29-year-old Greensburg native was sworn into office by District Magistrate David Barton during the board of commissioner's voting meeting.

“I'm looking forward to bringing my own thoughts to the table,” said Zahorchak, who has worked in the township for the last month as assistant to the manager under retiring Manager Mary McGinley.

McGinley, who has worked as township manager/secretary for 38 years, retired March 28. She was in the audience Tuesday to show her support for the new manager, she said.

Zahorchak, who is working his first full-time municipal managerial stint, spent the last month learning the day-to-day administrative duties and how to handle payroll and property-tax adjustments.

“The first month has really been seamless,” he said.

Now that his title is official, Zahorchak said, he will begin working on a list of tasks prioritized by the township commissioners.

Beginning projects for the new manager, which include bringing added technology to the township offices, also will be to increase amenities for township residents, he said. Zahorchak is working with township commissioners to update the township's community directory and is reviewing code enforcement concerns along McNeilly Road to “improve the look and feel of the business district,” he said.

Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or

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