North Hills communities well represented in annual recognition program
Ten North Hills municipalities and a pair of government authorities were named 2019 Banner Communities by the Allegheny League of Municipalities.
According to the organization, the Banner Community Program recognizes an “outstanding commitment to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders.”
North Hills communities that received the honor are:
Marshall, McCandless, Ross, West View, Hampton, Pine, Richland and Shaler.
This year, municipal authorities were eligible for recognition by the program. The two organizations that made it onto this year’s list are the Ross/West View EMS Authority and the Hampton Shaler Water Authority.
To be recognized as a Banner Community, a municipality must demonstrate its commitment to several best practices each year related to topics such as communication, professional development and intergovernmental cooperation.
“I’m delighted to see the Banner Communities program continue to grow,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Local governments are the closest to the residents they serve, and I’m thrilled to see so many officials and local leaders continuing to strive towards effectiveness and efficiency for those residents.
“These officials often don’t receive the recognition that they deserve for their hard work. It’s just one of the reasons that we have partnered with the Allegheny League of Municipalities on this program. We’re proud to celebrate their accomplishments and thank them for their dedication to bettering the lives of our residents,” Fitzgerald said.
Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .