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John M. Barrett
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Jun 23

Township stands on the shoulders of giants

Posted on June 23, 2022 at 10:47 AM by Andrea Iglar

The summer 2022 issue of South Fayette Connect reminds me of the phrase, “standing on the shoulders of giants,” which refers to the idea that progress is achieved by building on the work of others.

In the article “10 Years of Leaps and Bounds,” we take a 10-year lookback at our community and highlight the growth and advancement of South Fayette Township services, equipment, infrastructure and more.

In the past decade, we have experienced surges in real estate values, population and development. No one can deny how much South Fayette has progressed and how quickly the changes seemingly have occurred.

However, it is apparent that these changes were not by happenstance but rather the result of countless hours of hard work and dedication by community leaders. These metaphorical giants have set up the township for success.

I am reminded that we are working today so future generations can reap the benefits of our efforts. Our predecessors have laid the foundation, and now we have the obligation to pay it forward. The task is tall, but I am both optimistic and encouraged that the township’s trajectory will continue.

The construction of the new municipal center and police station, the continued expansion and development of Fairview Park, the completion of the Southern Beltway and other road improvements, along with the professional advancement of our employees and police officers, represent just a fraction of the township’s positive momentum.

And there is plenty more to come.

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