Jackson Township
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

NEWS RELEASE
FROM:  PENNSYLVANIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS
GINNI LINN, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:  MARCH 3, 2004

Jackson Township, Cambria County, has received third place honors for its entry in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' 36th Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest.  The annual contest recognizes townships that have successfully communicated programs and activities to citizens.

Jackson Township tied for third place with Ross Township, Monroe County, in the "Most Improved Newsletter" category.

All entries were judged on the usefulness of information presented and how well the information was communicated to township residents.  Publications were also judged on their overall attractiveness and readability.

Judges for the contest included the chairperson of the association's Publications-Public Relations Committee, a representative from the Governor's Center for Local Government Services, and staff members of the Pennsylvania Township News, the association's official monthly magazine. 

The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors represents Pennsylvania's 1,456 townships of the second class and is committed to preserving and strengthening township government and securing greater visibility and involvement for townships in the state and federal political arenas.  Townships of the second class represent more residents - 5.1 million Pennsylvanians - than any other type of political subdivision in the commonwealth.

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