Honey Brook Township Executive Assistant Graduates from PSATS Program

Kristy Deischer-EddyHoney Brook Township Executive Assistant Kristy Deischer-Eddy, right, recently completed the graduate program of the PSATS Municipal Government Academy, a leadership and municipal education program of the Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS). Deischer-Eddy, shown here with PSATS Executive Director David Sanko, received her diploma during the township association's Annual Educational Conference in Hershey in April. (Submitted Image)

HONEY BROOK, PA — Kristy Deischer-Eddy, executive assistant of Honey Brook Township, Chester County, recently graduated from the PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA), a leadership and municipal education program of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).

The 2023 class of PMGA graduates received diplomas and certificates of completion on April 24 during the association’s Annual Educational Conference in Hershey.

“PSATS launched the Municipal Government Academy several years ago to give township officials and staff a leg up on performing their duties,” PSATS Executive Director David Sanko says. “In the academy, education in leadership and communication skills overlaps the training in four technical tracks: administration, planning and zoning, public safety, and public works.”

PMGA participants earn primary, secondary, and elective points by attending classroom workshops and webinars and other PSATS educational opportunities, such as the Annual Educational Conference, Human Resources and Labor Management Institute, Boot Camp for Township Officials, and Grassroots Advocacy Day.

In this year’s graduating class, 10 individuals, including Deischer-Eddy, completed the diploma program by earning 60 points from across the four tracks. Nine individuals completed the certificate program by earning 30 points in the administration or planning tracks.

“We didn’t want to just have courses on abstract local governance topics,” Sanko says. “We wanted to make sure that students came out with useful strategies and techniques to help them do their jobs better and more efficiently. That’s our ultimate goal.”

For more information about the PSATS Municipal Government Academy, go to pmga.psats.org.

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