Did you know that much like businesses and nonprofits have a Board of Directors to advise them, the Township has a board to provide counsel?
Supervisors are charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and employees of the township. West Goshen Township’s Board of Supervisors is made up of five elected officials serving staggered six-year terms. Two new Supervisors were sworn in earlier this year.
The Board of Supervisors has a variety of roles and responsibilities, that include serving as the fiduciary representative for the Township, setting the annual budget and acting as stewards of the Township’s money. Two members of the Board serve on the budget committee each year and work with each department to understand and approve capital investments and staffing requests for the upcoming year.
While the Township manager and staff handle the day-to-day operations that keep West Goshen thriving, the members from the Board of Supervisors work as liaisons to each department to better understand the department’s goals, responsibilities, and address issues and overcome challenges. When necessary, the Board is also called upon to address personnel matters related to township employees.
The Board is a liaison between residents and staff, creating opportunities for deeper communication and championing new ideas and projects.
Want to see the Board of Supervisors in action? They Board meets for its monthly business meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m, and meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. to give residents a forum to share their ideas, concerns, and request action on issues that affect their neighborhoods. You can suggest a topic for discussion (their agenda is developed to cover the most pertinent issues). If you can’t make it to a meeting, you can also view proceedings on their YouTube channel. Thank you Board of Supervisors!