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Beaver Falls has been a Third Class City until the city residents voted to adopt Home Rule in the November 2021 election. The Home Rule Charter, drafted by an elected commission of city residents, went into effect on January 3, 2022.

The Beaver Falls Home Rule Charter maintains the commission form of government; the mayor and four other members constitute the commission and serve as the governing body of the city. The City Manager oversees day to day operations and oversight of the city’s main departments: Administration, Department of Finance & Taxation, Department of Public Works, Fire Department, Police Department, and Community Development.

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The meeting on the second Tuesday includes department reports from each of the City Department Heads. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you would like to present to City Council at a Council Meeting, you may either wait til the end of the meeting during “Citizen’s Comments” or you may submit it to City Clerk Paula Durish by the Thursday before a Council Meeting:

Paula Durish, City Clerk
715 15th Street, 2nd Floor
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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The Department of Administration is headed by the City Manager, who reports to the City Council. The City Manager provides direct supervision to all of the City Department Heads, except its City Attorney, a separate contracted Council appointed official. Administration.

Charles Jones Jr.

T: (724) 847-2808 x215

Paula Durish

CITY Clerk
T: (724) 847-2808 x220

The Department Administration & Finance is Responsible for:

  • City Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Employee Insurance & HR
  • City Council Meetings
  • Garbage Tag Sales