An skilled metropolis supervisor from West Virginia with Pittsburgh space roots will function North Huntingdon’s subsequent township supervisor.
Harry Faulk, metropolis supervisor for Clarksburg, W.Va., will begin his new position Might 2. He’ll earn $106,000 a yr, with a six-month severance settlement. Township commissiners voted unanimously to rent him.
North Huntingdon has been and not using a supervisor since Jeff Silka left in November for the same position in Cumberland, Md. Michael Turley, assistant supervisor, has served as interim supervisor since.
Faulk mentioned he seems ahead the problem of being township supervisor. It is a chance to get again to the area, he famous. He graduated from Level Park College in Pittsburgh with a level in public service and earned a grasp’s diploma from the College of Pittsburgh. His grandfather, additionally named Harry Faulk, had been superintendent at Elizabeth Ahead and McKeesport faculty districts.
Faulk, a local of Fairmont, W.Va., has been Clarksburg’s supervisor since April 2020, taking up that metropolis’s administration within the midst of the pandemic. He beforehand served in Allegheny County as supervisor or assistant supervisor in Elizabeth Township, Inexperienced Tree, Heidelberg and Munhall.
The commissioners mentioned that they had a number of good candidates who utilized for the North Huntingdon place.
Commissioner Virginia Stump mentioned Faulk stood out together with his general expertise and he did properly in his interview.
“We have been just about all in favor of our last candidate,” Stump mentioned.
Falk had been a paramedic and volunteer firefighter in West Virginia for 13 years earlier than graduating from Level Park.
Commissioner Jason Atwood identified that his expertise as an emergency responder in a municipality with seven volunteer fireplace departments, “brings an additional degree of experience to the desk.”
Faulk had the background and expertise for the place and “set himself aside from the opposite candidates,”mentioned Zachary Haigis, board president.