Highlights of the 50th Annual Conference

July 15-18, 2021

Informative Speakers

Andrew E. Masich, President and the Chief Executive Officer of Senator John Heinz History Center

Augustine Faucher, Chief Economist, The PNC Financial Services Group - A United States and Pennsylvania Economic Outlook  

The Honorable Kerry A. Benninghoff, State Representative for the 171st Legislative District and Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives - From the Capitol to Your Community: A Legislative Update

Heidi J. Kunka, LEED AP BD+C, CC-P, Energy Program Specialist, Department of Environmental Protection and the Honorable Joanne Tosti-Vasey, President of Bellefonte Borough Council - Leading by Example:State and Local Climate Action

Scott D. Argiro, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Pittsburgh - JTTF/WV Ras and John Pulcastro, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst, FBI Pittsburgh - Understanding and Combatting Domestic Terrorism

Tom McMillan, Author of Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11 and Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial

Daniel Oppenheimer, Ph.D., Professor, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science, Carnegie Mellon University - Understanding and Reducing Political Toxicity: Lessons from Behavioral Science

Stephen L. Korbel, Esquire, Babst Calland, Attorneys at Law - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Mayors and Municipalities

David J. Hickton, the Founding Director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security (Pitt Cyber) and Christopher Deluzio, JD, Policy Director for Pitt Cyber - Confronting Ransomware

Rosa Brooks, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy, Associate Dean, Centers & Institutes, Georgetown Law -The Paradoxes of Policing and the Possibility of Common Ground

Pre-Conference Workshop

Ron Harris, Mayor of Carroll Valley Borough and Jim Nowalk, Mayor of Whitehall Borough, The Role of the Mayor in Law Enforcement

Mayor of the Year

Betty L. Copeland, Mayor of Bridgeville Borough