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John Brosious Retiring From PMAA; Jennie Shade Named Director Of Government Relations

John Brosious Retiring From PMAA; Jennie Shade Named Director Of Government Relations

The PA Municipal Authorities Association recently named Jennie Shade Director of Government Relations who is responsible for the Association’s statewide government relations services.

She is taking over the responsibilities of John Brosious who has served as PMAA Deputy Director since 1998 and who is retiring from full-time service June 30.

For the past seven years, Ms. Shade has worked for two administrations in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, most recently as Legislative Liaison. Prior to state government, Jennie worked for a government relations firm in Harrisburg advocating a variety of issues for various associations.

She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Schreyer Honors College and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Shade will be based in PMAA’s Harrisburg office.  She can be contacted by calling 717-737-7655 or sending email to: shade@municipalauthorities.org.

John Brosious

Prior to taking the position of PMAA Deputy Director in 1998, Brosious held several positions in the Department of Environmental Protection and the former Department of Environmental Resources over a 10 year period.

He was DER’s first Local Government Liaison and later Deputy Secretary for Public Liaison.  He finished his career with DEP as Director Of Local Government Relations.

Brosious was an elected County Commissioner in Lehigh County where he headed the Planning Committee for 3 years overseeing land use, environmental, transportation and farmland preservation issues.

He began his career in public service in 1979 as the planning director and zoning officer for Whitehall Township in Lehigh County), a post he held for 5 years.

Has also served as a member of the Cumberland County Planning Commission.

He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Penn State and a B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame.

For more information, visit the PA Municipal Authorities

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