Cranberry Township has again been designated a Banner Community by neighboring Allegheny County and the Allegheny League of Municipalities.
The banner program, started in 2012, is designed to recognize local municipalities that are committed to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability and proactive communications, according to the award announcement from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s office.
Cranberry Township is one of sixteen communities that have been recognized each year since the program’s inception. However, until 2017, when Butler Township first earned its banner recognition, Cranberry had been the only community outside of Allegheny County to be so honored.
“Local government is considered by many to be the most important form of government because of its direct impact on the daily lives of residents,” Fitzgerald said. “The Banner Community Program designation is a public recognition of the efforts that these government officials take on behalf of their residents and businesses each day.”
This year, 65 municipalities and four municipal authorities were designated Banner Communities. Nine of the municipalities earned that status for the first time this year.