For Immediate Release
May 6, 2021
Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) announces the appointment of a new Executive Director. Mr. Patrick M. Conners was appointed as the next Executive Director at a special meeting on May 5, 2021.
Conners currently serves as the Assistant to the Township Manager in South Strabane Township in Washington County. He is familiar with the QVCOG and our communities, having previously served as the Assistant to the Manager in Edgeworth Borough, a member of the QVCOG.
“I am excited to build on my past familiarity with QVCOG and getting to know each of the communities better,” said Conners. “Having worked previously in the region, I am aware of the potential of our communities working together. I am anxious to build on what we worked on when I was with Edgeworth.”
Conners has a Master’s Degree in Public and Nonprofit Management from the University of Pittsburgh and was also a Local Government Academy Municipal Intern for North Fayette Township in 2015.
Conners received a 9-0 affirmative vote from the QVCOG Board of Directors. “Patrick was the lead candidate given his knowledge of the region and ability to take our programs to the next level. We are pleased to have one of our own come back to help us continue the progress of the QVCOG.” said QVCOG President Jean-Sebastien Valois, a Supervisor for Kilbuck Township.
Conners will start on May 26, 2021. He takes over for Susan G. Hockenberry who has served since 2016 and is leaving to start a coaching and consulting practice.
Quaker Valley Council of Governments serves 15 municipalities along the Rt 65 corridor and facilitates multi-municipal efforts and implements efficient, cost-effective programs on behalf of its members.
Quaker Valley COG is happy to announce that, in partnership with Pennsylvania Resources Council, the annual Hard to Recycle event at Quaker Valley High School is planned for July 10, 2021. Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, pre-registration with PC is required. Registration begins June 9, 2021. Please note all of PRC's COVID protocols.
Acceptable Materials & Associated Fees:
Materials Collected for a FEE:
All Computer Monitors (flat screen & CRT) – $20 each
Televisions – $30 each
Console or Rear Projection TVs – $40 each
Printers – $5 each
Small Freon Containing Appliances (window ac units, dehumidifiers) $10 each
Fluorescent tubes: $2 per 4 foot tube
Tires (car/truck) $4 without rims $10 with rims
Hard Drive Data Destruction Verification -1 Drive $11 each
Hard Drive Data Destruction Verification -each additional drive after 1st $3 each
Materials Collected at NO Cost:
CPU (towers), laptops, mice, & keyboards * Home phones & cellphones * Tablets & UPS, Servers, routers, & modems * DVD Players, VCRs, & stereos * Microwaves * Copiers & scanners, Electronic cables * Video game consoles * Expanded Polystyrene packaging material, Glass bottles, jugs, and jars (all colors, labels and lids can remain on)
We are NOT accepting batteries, CFLs and media (VHS, DVDs, Cassette tapes) at 2021 events to reduce the amount of contact between participants and event staff.
Visit PRC for more information and to register.
A special meeting of the QVCOG Board of Directors is called for May 5, 2021 at 7 PM on Zoom for purpose of conducting the Executive Director search. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting link.
The QVCOG Board of Directors meets next at 7 PM, April 21, 2021 on Zoom. Open to the public, you may contact email@example.com for meeting link.
QVCOG is happy to announce that working with our partner, Pennsylvania Resources Council, the popular Hard to Recycle event at Quaker Valley High School returns July 10, 2020. Individuals can drop off AT NO COST cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens and video game consoles/DVD players. PRC's Traveling Glass Recycling Bin will also be on site to accept glass bottles, jugs and jars. FOR A FEE, individuals can drop off televisions and computer monitors, printers, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires (with and without rims).
Due to COVID-19 protocosl, participants must register in advance. Registration opens one month in advance. Visit prc.org for complete information.
Effective May 1, 2021 the QVCOG mailing address will be 343 Eicher Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237. Our phone will remain the same at 412.766.7458
Quaker Valley Council of Governments seeks a qualified Executive Director to lead the organization in all aspects of management and program delivery.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the key leadership position works with 15 municipalities, as well as state and county officials, to establish regional priorities, identify efficiencies, and meet the needs of citizens and businesses, and civic organizations.
With a population just under 35,000, the Quaker Valley COG serves an uninterrupted line of communities along the northeast shore of the Ohio River from the City of Pittsburgh to the Beaver County line. Our abundant geographic and economic advantages are exceeded only by our strong neighborhoods, social connections and the camaraderie of our municipal officials.
Download our brochure to learn more about this opportunity. Qualified Candidates, upload your cover letter, resume and references here. Deadline: April 2, 2021.