Annual Conference & Trade Show

This year we celebrated 75 years of service at our Annual Conference & Trade Show! Our attendance was approximately 900, including 100 exhibitors.  (Click here to view an attendance list)


Some highlights from our conference include:

  • Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall 

  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Charles Kupfer, spoke about Pennsylvania in the 1940's

  • Record attendance at our Monday Professional Luncheons for Board Members, Engineers, Finance, Managers & Solicitors

  • Monday Evening Awards Banquet with entertainment by RSVP. Along with our normal awards, we also recognized the 9 original founding members of PMAA:

    • Beaver Falls Municipal

    • Chester Municipal Authority

    • Darby Creek Joint Authority

    • Minersville Municipal Authority

    • Mt. Penn Borough Municipal Authority

    • Northampton Borough Municipal Authority

    • Williamstown Borough Municipal Authority

  • Tuesday General Session on Privitization, DEP Update & Tell it to the Judge

  • Tuesday Event - PMAA Then and Now, along with dinner and dancing, we recognized three Associate members that have shown many years of support:

    • Gannett Fleming, Inc.

    • Keystone Alliance Consulting, Inc.

    • PLGIT

  • Wednesday we celebrated Milton Hershey's 160th birthday with a breakfast and learned what Hershey was like in 1942.

  • Over 30 Educational Workshops

  • NEW Mobile Conference App

  • Annual Golf Outing


Award Winners

William H. Markus Award

The William H. Markus Award is presented in honor of William H. Markus, a gentle man of integrity who was blessed with unlimited energy. For over three decades, he served as counsel for the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association and was truly the Dean and conscience of the association. The William H. Markus award is intended to inspire others to follow his example in instilling honesty, integrity, fairness, efficiency and fiscal responsibility in the operation of Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities. PMAA recognizes those persons who have emulated William H. Markus in the performance of their duties to Pennsylvania’s municipal authorities and to the association.


L. W. “Red” Davis Award

The L.W. “Red” Davis Award is presented annually to an individual for their service to the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association. “Red” served as Executive Manager of the Lansdale Municipal Water Authority and for many years as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of PMAA.


Authority Employee of the Year Award

Sponsored by ARRO Consulting, Inc., this award acknowledges the selected employee’s service to their authority as well as their contribution to the community.  The “Authority Employee of the Year” was honored at PMAA’s banquet as part of the Annual Conference & Trade Show and will receive a monetary award ($750) to be donated to an institution of higher learning or nonprofit organization chosen by the awardee.


Sahli, Extended and J.E. “Ted” Kuhn Service Awards

In an effort to promote interest in good authority administration and operation, and to recognize faithful and effective service by authority officials, PMAA established the annual Sahli Service Award for those who have served 20 years or more, the Extended Service Award for those who have served 30 years or more and the J.E. “Ted” Kuhn Award for those who have served 50 years or more.

Click here to view a list of the recipients.