Mayor Michael A. Nutter was elected President of the Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) during a ceremony held as part of the association’s 115th Annual Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
“I am honored to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Municipal League. Mayors and local officials have the most direct impact on our citizens. It is our responsibility to serve and answer to our constituents,” said Mayor Nutter. “Though the size of our cities may differ, we are faced with similar challenges. The Pennsylvania Municipal League allows us to work together and share ideas to improve and strengthen our cities.”
After being elected PML President, Mayor Nutter introduced two resolutions on issues that impact cities across the Commonwealth: expanding access to high quality, publicly funded Pre-K; and full and fair funding for public education through the adoption of a statewide, student-weighted funding formula that takes into consideration the individual needs of those students. Both resolutions were passed during today’s meeting.
“There is no greater issue facing Pennsylvania’s cities and communities than the education of our young people. Local officials must be problem-solvers, balancing the needs of the city with the expectations and interests of our constituents,” said Mayor Nutter. “PML will continue to work toward the revitalization of our communities by investing in education programs.”
The mission of PML is to strengthen, empower and advocate for effective local government. PML is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that serves 73 direct members who represent 3.3 million Pennsylvanians. The Board of Directors oversees the administration of a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy (on both the state and federal levels), publications designed to educate and inform, inquiry and research, education and training certification programs, consulting-based programs and group insurance trusts.
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For more information, please visit www.pamunicipalleague.org.