Allegheny County & Western Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners (AC&WPATC)

AC&WPATC News and Info


Joint Fall Conference of Boroughs, Townships and Authorities

It is with great pleasure that the AC&WPATC announces the new venue for the Joint Fall Conference – the Erie Bayfront Convention Center!

Lodging will be in the Sheraton Erie Bayfront, which is connected to the Convention Center via a sky bridge. Please note – that the pricing and registration structure has changed as a result of our new venue, but the total cost per person is comparable to the costs of recent past conferences. Please call 412-261-2521 with any questions.  For both Delegates and Supporters – online submission is strongly encouraged for payments to the AC&WPATC, and online or phone reservations are required for making lodging reservation. 

Click here for a full program schedule


Delegates/Registrants – deadline is September 23

Conference Registration is based on Full Conference ($200) or One Day (Friday or Saturday) ($100). Food is now sold through the AC&WPATC, and lodging accommodations must be made directly through the Sheraton Erie Bayfront.

Registrants – Click here for hard copy Conference Registration and Food Plan Information 

Registrants – Click here for online Conference Registration and Food Plan Information 

Sponsors, Supporters & Vendors – deadline is September 20

Support options have been updated to reflect the new venue, but remain largely unchanged from the Fall Conferences of the past.

Supporters – Click here for hard copy information on options

Supporters  – Click here for online options



The 2018 Joint Fall Conference was held September 27-30 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and once again coincided with the Autumn Fest. Approximately 100 local elected and appointed municipal officials were present to participate in a host of educational sessions. Special thanks to all of the sponsors, vendors and advertisers who helped make the event a success.

Click here to view the 2018 AC&WPATC Fall Conference photo album

Click here to view the 2018 AC&WPATC Fall Conference program book

Click here to view the 2017 event photo album. Click here to view the 2016 conference photo album.  


2019 Spring Convention

The AC&WPATC Convention is an annual gathering held to mark another successful and productive year by the Association, as well as to invite important guest speakers to educate these leaders on relevant topics for the coming year. It was be held on Wednesday, May 22 at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. Many thanks to the AC&WPATC Board of Directors as well as the many guests and sponsors who made this event a success! Click here to event view photo album. 


AC&WPATC Board of Directors

  • President Dave Zarnick of Butler
  • 1st Vice President Sam Juliano of North Versailles
  • 2nd Vice President Matthew Doebler of Aleppo
  • 3rd Vice President Bill Heasley of Harrison
  • Treasurer Jim Boyle of Shaler
  • Secretary Rick Stoneburner, East Deer Township
  • Corresponding Secretary Jason Davidek of ALOM
  • Solicitor Charles M. Means, Esq.
  • Solicitor Harlan S. Stone, Esq.

Members of the Board:

  • Paul Abel of Scott
  • Bill Kirk of McCandless
  • Paul Kokoski of Harmony
  • Steve Korbel of Ross
  • Sylvia Martinelli of Wilkins
  • Todd Miller of Crescent
  • Joan Powers of McCandless
  • Fred Vero of Butler Township

Past Presidents

  • Anthony Taliani of East Deer
  • William R. Poston of Harrison
  • Thomas J. McElhone of Shaler