Monthly Archives: April 2016

Exton Group to Present at PSATS

McCormick Taylor’s municipal group from our Exton office will be attending the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Annual Educational Conference from April 18-19 in Hershey, PA. The PSATS organization allows township officials from across Pennsylvania to come together and work towards a common goal of preserving and strengthening township government.

PSATS provides support for townships by lobbying state and federal lawmakers and educating and informing its members through workshops and award-winning publications. The PSATS conference is the organization’s premier event and is attended by several of our municipal clients, including Westtown, Penn, Tredyffrin, Pocopson, West Brandywine, and Franklin Townships. The conference also presents an opportunity for our municipal group to spend valuable time with clients in a more relaxed setting.Matson, Kevin

Led by municipal group leader Kevin Matson, our staff attends PSATS annually to meet wit township officials and ensure McCormick Taylor stays apprised of the current state regulations and upcoming changes in our client municipalities. Our professionals regularly attend and present engineering topics at the conference that highlight engineering solutions, practices, and regulations or recommendations that will assist local governments in planning for a positive future and greater Pennsylvania.

Parker, Andy

This year, Andy Parker will be presenting “Traffic Calming for Municipalities.” Officials are challenged with providing safe pedestrian networks throughout their municipality. Andy’s presentation will highlight traffic calming solutions that will guide municipalities towards intelligent roadway design and pedestrian networks.

Nick Szeredai will be presenting “LongTerm Road Szeredai, NickMaintenance Planning and Stormwater Management Inventory.” Nick’s presentation will assist municipalities in long-term planning for annual road maintenance programs by demonstrating the value of performing a comprehensive assessment of the entire municipally owned roadway system, and then prioritizing maintenance needs.

Barry Schoch Keynote Speaker at LEAD Program’s Cohort Dinner

Barry SchochMcCormick Taylor Vice President Barry Schoch, former Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Leadership Exchange and Development (LEAD) program’s Cohort Dinner on April 6, 2016. The LEAD program, hosted this year by SEPTA at the Independence Visitor Center on April 4-8, focuses on how to build successful partnerships with elected officials and funding agencies, as well as learning to effectively deal with the media.

LEAD is organized by eight major transit operations—Chicago Transit Authority, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, METRA (Northern Illinois), New Jersey transit, New York Metropolitan transportation Authority, SEPTA, and Toronto Transit Commission—with the goal of mentoring and educating the next generation of leaders by creating a forum to learn from agency executives, industry experts, and their peers.

Each agency selected three senior level managers to participate in the program based on their ability to perform and grow in five leadership competencies: Political Savvy, Communication and Partnership, Vision, Critical Thinking, and Decision Making and Adaptability. As the former Secretary of Transportation, and an individual who played a pivotal role in building consensus among elected officials to support the passage of State Act 89, Barry possesses the unique insights into what senior organization executives need to do in order to successfully make the case for funding transit.