Board of Supervisors
Rick Vernon(Left) Married to Nancy, has been a township supervisor since 2006. A 1969 graduate of Laurel Highlands High School, received Bachelor of Science degree in education from California University of PA in 1973, employed as a school teacher at Laurel Highlands School District for 8 years, former Auditor of South Union Township, former District Judge for South Union Township for 24 years.
Robert Schiffbauer(Middle) Married to Anh Tran in 2001, has 3 children – Scott, Danny and Matt. Graduate of University of Wisconsin, employed as a Congressional Aide from 1977 to 1979. Township supervisor since 1979.
Thomas Frankhouser(Right) Married to Roberta, has 5 children and 10 grandchildren, has been a township supervisor since 1978.
Term Expiration Dates: Rick Vernon December 31, 2017 Thomas Frankhouser December 31, 2019 Robert Schiffbauer December 31, 2015
Board of Supervisors The Township of South Union is governed by an elected body organized under the Second Class Township Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board of Supervisors consists of three elected officials, each serving a six-year term. The Board of Supervisors is charged with the general government of the township to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the community. To accomplish that task the Board adopts laws, known as ordinances, that govern various activities within the township. The Board is restricted in areas in which it can exercise control by both the Second Class Township Code and various other laws of the Commonwealth. The Board of Supervisors meets on a monthly basis (first Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Municipal Building) to conduct business on behalf of the Township. All meetings of the Board are open to the public with an opportunity for public comment. If a resident has a concern he or she feels needs to be addressed by the Board, he/she is encouraged to contact the Municipal Office which may be able to address the matter promptly and/or schedule an appropriate time for that individual to present concerns to the Board of Supervisors. Residents are encouraged to present their views on township matters. The Board strives to have all means available to facilitate your communication with township officials.