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West Norriton Township is among a
select group of high performing municipalities to become certified through the
Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program. West Norriton Township
is recognized at the Silver level of certification for meeting the program's rigorous
performance criteria which track 131 policies and practices that define a
The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, managed
by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh,
is designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve
resources, and serve vibrant communities. The certification is implemented
statewide, recognizing townships, boroughs, cities, and home rule municipalities
across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable
Pittsburgh applaud municipalities for their demonstrated commitment and
In earning the Silver certification, West Norriton Township is acknowledged for its progress in such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and internal management and operations. Details about West Norriton Township’s certification performance within these topics can be found on the certification program’s website: http://www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org/users/certified_municipalities.
"West Norriton Township is proud to be recognized as a Silver Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania
Community Certification program," said Martin Miller, Board President. "The Township has a long
history of commitment to saving taxpayer dollars, using resources efficiently,
and applying best practices in municipal government and community development.
We are pleased to be recognized and be part of the regional community of good
"We are delighted to see West Norriton Township distinguished
among local governments that are leading the way in applying sustainability to
both their operations and management as well as within the community,"
said Anne McCollum, Director of Training and Development, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Community Certification is intended to bring recognition to municipalities that are implementing
the policies and practices of sustainability to advance community and regional prosperity.
It also serves as a mechanism for sharing best practices for creating a more sustainable
Pennsylvania. "Municipalities that earn the Sustainable Pennsylvania
Community Certification have demonstrated a commitment to advancing sustainable
best practices to foster thriving and vibrant communities where people long to
live, work, and play. Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation is at
the heart of sustainability and the Certification program is a means to
accelerate municipal performance," said James T. Price, Sustainable
Community Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh.
For more information, please visit www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org or contact Jason Bobst at (610) 631-0450 or JBobst@wntwp.com