Borough of State College News Release
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Borough Council Wants Your Feedback on Interim Mayor Selection Process

State College, PA – State College Borough Council is currently in the process of selecting an Interim Mayor. Council wants to ensure the community is engaged during this process and are asking if the public has any comments or questions. The public can submit their comments and questions via this form on Engage State College.

At the September 9, 2019 meeting of Council, Mayor Donald M. Hahn officially announced his intention to resign as Mayor effective as of 5:00 p.m. on December 16, 2019, due to his election of the office of Magisterial District Justice. In accordance with State College’s Home Rule Charter, Council has 45 days from the occurrence of this vacancy to appoint an Interim Mayor to serve out the remainder of Mayor Hahn’s term, two years. 
The Home Rule Charter does not require letters of interest, interviews, or discussions; however, Borough Council reached an agreement on the process to appoint an Interim Mayor. This included a period where interested residents could apply to be mayor. All of the applicants that were qualified to hold office then presented to Council at the Tuesday, December 3, Special Meeting. Those presentations are available on-demand via C-Net and the URL listed below.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Douglas Shontz at (814)-278-4723 or email at

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