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Contact: Adam Ravenstahl412email@example.comRoss Township Named 2021 Banner CommunityPITTSBURGH – Ross Township has been named a 2021 Banner Community for the ninth consecutive year. The Banner Community program, sponsored by Allegheny County and the Allegheny League of Municipalities, recognizes communities that show a commitment to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders. A total of 71 municipalities and five municipal authorities were recognized this year.“Ross Township is proud to have been named a Banner Community for the ninth time,” said Ron Borczyk, Township Manager. “Even in the midst of a pandemic, our elected officials and staff have continued to provide services to our residents and businesses. Our designation as a 2021 Banner Community underscores our continued commitment to our municipality. As part of the original ‘class’ of Banner Communities, we can proudly say that providing municipal services and doing so in such a positive way is part of how we do business here.”Sixteen municipalities have been part of the Banner Community Program since its inception in 2013. Those communities include Collier, Cranberry (Butler County), Etna, Hampton, Indiana, Leetsdale, McCandless, North Fayette, Ohio, Reserve, Richland, Ross, Tarentum, Upper St. Clair, Whitehall and Wilkins.“All of our communities have been stressed during this pandemic, and perhaps none more than local governments which have had their finances as well as their operations impacted. Yet throughout these challenges, these municipalities continue to serve the residents of their community in ways that set them apart,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Congratulations to all of the recipients of the Banner Community designation. We are grateful to you for your continued efforts on behalf of your residents and businesses and are fortunate to have you as part of our county.”Ross Township is a member of the Allegheny League of Municipalities, a nonprofit organization created in the early 1960s to coordinate the needs of the area’s local elected officials. In 1974, it was officially established as the Allegheny League of Municipalities to coordinate, advocate and educate the hundreds of elected officials within its member municipalities in Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization educates elected officials, delivers essential resources, and advocates for sound policy and legislation.# # #