Government

Ferguson Township is known as a home rule municipality. Home rule enables voters to adopt a home rule charter that acts as the city's basic governing document over local issues. The goal of municipal home rule is to help local control and minimize state intervention into municipal affairs.

The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors helps oversee Township operations.  The Board of Supervisors is comprised of five elected officials: Two are elected at large and three are elected by ward. As the Township's policy-making body, the Board of Supervisors is responsible for setting tax rates, approving an annual budget, and enacting ordinances to carry out policy. The Board of Supervisors represents the Township as members of the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG).

Follow the links below to learn more about:

  • our history as a Home Rule Municipality and view our Home Rule Charter
  • our Code of Ordinances
  • our elected officials
  • upcoming meetings and events
  • where to vote
  • paying taxes
  • fees
  • hours and directions to our office
  • employment opportunities
  • local government entities with whom the Township works cooperatively