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Independence Township Supervisors

The Board


One thing that they all have in common, which many residents may not know, is that they do this for the love of their community.  They do it without compensation, even though they are allowed to take one.  The position takes time, effort and money.  The reason they do it is simple, to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the township and they take their job very seriously.


Daniel V. McLaughlin, Chairman – Dan McLaughlin was born and raised in the township.  He has been a Township Supervisor for seventeen (17) years.  Since his election into office, Independence Township has not raised taxes.  He owns an equestrian facility in the Township and is extremely involved in youth programs and making this Township a great place to live.  

Wayne R. Potts, Vice Chairman– Wayne Potts has been a life-long township resident.  He has been a Township Supervisor for thirteen (13) years.   Wayne is the COG Representative, Ag. Security Area Rep and Wayne is very visible and involved with Township events.  He is a member of the Community Center Committee and is our cook for our Township events.  Wayne also works part-time for the Road Department when needed so you may see him plowing in the Winter or patching in the Summer!

John J. Fratangeli – John Fratangeli “John Joe” is an Aliquippa native, moved to our township over a decade ago and true to his family background of community service, immediately ran for Township Supervisor and has been in office fifteen (15) years.  He is a police officer for the Beaver PD and Alternate COG Representative for our township. 


Board of Supervisors & Meetings


As a Second Class Township, Independence has three elected Supervisors who are responsible for the general supervision of the of the Township, roads maintained by the Township, contracts, personnel, representing the Township at meetings and making an annual report.


Meeting Time & Place: 
Regular Meeting - 2nd Wednesday each month, 4:00 p.m. 
All meetings are held at the Community Center (Fire Hall)
104 School Road, Aliquippa,. PA  15001


The public is invited and encouraged to attend

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