Legislative Priorities & Resolutions Process

Why the Resolution Process is Critical for Your Borough or CBA

Through past advocacy efforts, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) has helped to enact a modernized Borough Code; advocate for Right-to-Know Law reforms; sought relief for unfunded mandates; and support measures to eliminate blight by advocating for the creation of land banks and increased funding for blight remediation.

Advocacy is important because it helps you to gain access to programs, funding, and educational resources that can support your borough. That's why it's important for your borough to be involved in these efforts and in helping to decide PSAB’s legislative priorities in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. You can do that through the resolutions process that is in place.

Individual boroughs or County Boroughs Associations (CBAs) can submit a resolution.You do not need to wait until the months leading up to the annual conference to submit a resolution.

Prior to the PSAB Annual Conference each year, the PSAB Resolutions and Policy Steering Committee will review submitted resolutions and make recommendations for adoption to the full delegation. Resolutions to be considered at the 2022 Annual Conference must be received by PSAB by March 23, 2022.

2022 Policy Resolutions Timeframe


Municipal Policy Statement


Sample Resolution (1)

Sample Resolution (2)

Resolutions Adopted at the 2019 PSAB Annual Conference

Resolutions Index - 2010 to 2018

For more information, contact Ed Troxell, Director of Government Affairs at etroxell@boroughs.org, Ron Grutza, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs & Assistant Director of Government Affairs,  at rgrutza@boroughs.org or Stephanie Drake, Deputy Executive Director & Government Affairs Liaison, at sdrake@boroughs.org