Greg Primm, manager of Allegheny Township in Westmoreland County, received the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’
2021 President’s Leadership Award October 15, 2021 during the association’s Excellence Awards Ceremony. The event, which recognizes the
significant achievements of townships and township officials across the state, was held as part of PSATS’ Annual Business Meeting in Hershey.
Each year, the association presents the Leadership Award, established in 1990, to one township supervisor and one administrator, such as a
secretary or manager, whose outstanding projects or programs have benefited their communities.
Primm has worked in local government for three decades, including the past 13 years in Allegheny Township, and is involved with numerous
civic and community organizations. He has also served on a local school board for 19 years, president for 15 of those years.
“Gregory Primm is an exemplary community leader and would be an incredible representation of the type of dedicated public servant who is
worthy of receiving [this award],” state Rep. Robert Brooks said in a letter supporting Primm’s nomination. “[He] is a crucial part of his
community, and he is also a mentor to other local leaders.”
During his current tenure, this manager has racked up many accomplishments, including spearheading development of an 8-mile rail trail along
the Allegheny River and creating a deep-well drilling ordinance that serves as a statewide model.
In a letter of support, Jason Rigone, director of the Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development, stated, “Greg’s leadership
skills and willingness to create a better environment for not only Allegheny Township but also for all the communities across the county cannot
be overstated. In fact, Greg is one of the municipal managers I rely on for guidance and insight on addressing local issues.”
Primm’s greatest impact, though, has been on the township’s ordinances. By implementing a conservative fiscal plan that called for making double
payments each month on mortgages and loans, he eliminated $1.8 million in township debt . . . 10 years early. His efforts also turned a
non-funded pension plan into a half-million-dollar fully funded plan in just five years.