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Get Involved

A community is only as strong as the people who serve it.

Myerstown Borough citizens and taxpayers are encouraged to get involved with their local government.  Not only do citizens have the right to vote on their local representation, they may attend public meetings and monitor local government activity through websites and social media, volunteer, and run for local elected office.

Vote
The ballot box provides the strongest tool to make sure local officials govern responsibly and are held accountable to their citizens.  If a local official is not meeting these standards, they may be replaced at the end of their term.

Meeting Attendance
Any member of the public may attend any of the Borough's public meetings to see how business is conducted and to learn what issues are under consideration.  Citizens and taxpayers have the right to speak to these issues during the public comment portion of the meeting.  Other options to keep up to date on local government activities include reading meeting agendas and minutes on the Borough's website or social media outlets.

Volunteer
Local governments require many volunteers to function.  If you would like to become more involved with Myerstown Borough, there are many opportunities from serving on commissions and boards to volunteering at events or activities.  The Borough is frequently looking for individuals ready and willing to serve their community.

Run for Office
Often individuals will start out attending meetings and then progress to volunteering with the Borough.  Some of these individuals step up when positions open on a boards or council.  This may be to fill a vacancy in elected office or an individual may decide to run for office.  Citizens may decide to run for office when they feel that they have something to contribute and would like to see the board or council head a different direction on an issue.  To learn more about running for office, talk to your local political party or civics organization.  Interested individuals can also go to dos.pa.gov to learn more about how to run for public office.