Office Phone: 724-744-2171

Vacancy Board

Public Meetings

No regular meetings. This committee serves at the request of the Penn Township Commissioners.


The Vacancy Board serves as a “tie breaker” if a vacancy occurs on the Penn Township board of commissioners. If the Penn Township board of commissioners refuses, neglects, or is unable for any reason to fill a vacancy in their ranks within thirty days of the date the vacancy occurred, then the Vacancy Board fills the position.

When this occurs, the Vacancy Board has fifteen additional days to fill the position with a registered elector of the ward in which the vacancy occurred. The Vacancy Board consists of the members of the Penn Township Board of Commissioners and one registered elector of the township who acts as the chairman of the Vacancy Board.