Policies & Administration

Government Policy & Administration

State College Borough's mission is to enhance that quality of life by fostering a safe, safe vibrant, diverse and sustainable community; by providing innovative, cost-effective services; and by allocating resources efficiently with professionalism, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Setting Policy

Borough Council is the policy-making body of the Borough. Council meets in regular session on the first and third Mondays of each month. With the exception of June, July and August, Council also meets in work sessions on the second Monday of each month.

Council appoints a Borough Manager to serve as the chief executive officer of the Borough. The Manager and Assistant Borough Secretary provide direct support for Council. The day-to-day operation of the Borough is the responsibility of a professional manager. Thomas J. Fountaine, II, the Manager, is responsible for overseeing all of the operating departments, including Administration, Parking, Planning, Police and Public Works.

The Borough of State College cooperates with other regional municipalities in the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) to fund park maintenance and recreation services, building inspection services, regional planning, the Schlow Centre Region Library, volunteer fire services and mass transportation.

Strategic Priorities
In 2009, the Borough completed a comprehensive strategic planning process, which identified major goals of the organization:
  1. Maintain safe, stable, attractive neighborhoods;
  2. Improve operational support systems to enhance productivity;
  3. Partner with local, regional and state entities to expand cooperative opportunities;
  4. Expand housing opportunities;
  5. Continue to improve public spaces and community infrastructure; and
  6. Foster commercial revitalization.
View the Strategic Plan...

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