Tuesday, November 13, 2007

West View Council President Dies...

Over the weekend, West View Borough Council President Daniel Daugherty, 73, died. For those Tattlers familiar with West View, Daugherty was considered by some to be the most powerful man in West View.

He had great influence and led West View for more than three decades.

From the Post-Gazette:

In 1969, he was elected to West View Borough Council and was presently serving his 38th consecutive year as well as holding the position of Council President for the past 36 years. Mr. Daugherty was appointed Assistant Manager of the Municipal Authority of the Borough of West View in March of 1985 and in 1986 was appointed Executive Director of the Authority, presently serving in that capacity.

In 1987, Dan was elected President of the Allegheny County Boroughs Association and in 1990 was elected Treasurer of the Allegheny League of Municipalities. In 2004, Mr. Daugherty was elected Chairman of the Municipal Risk Management Property and Loss Trust and in 2007 was appointed to the Board of Directors of West View Water.

Daugherty will be greatly missed in West View and it's hard to say who else on the borough council could lead the board. It always seemed the other members followed Daugherty's lead and hopefully a new voice will emerge to lead West View in the right direction.

Working to keep you posted...

No comments: