Forward Township

Forward Township

Historical Background

Founded in 1869, Forward Township was named after Walter Forward who served as secretary of the treasury under President John Tyler.

The area was formally known as “Jersey Settlement” due to the influx of migrants from New Jersey in the mid- to late-1700’s.

Forward was the birthplace of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and record-holder Ronald Necciai.

Forward Today

Forward boasts plenty of beautiful greenspaces which offer breathtaking views of the Monongahela Valley.

Several baseball fields and a basketball court are located at the Forward Township Park at Gallatin Sunnyside.


Total Population:3,372
Minority Population:149
Total Housing Units1,607
Percent Vacant Housing Units:7.1%
Median Household Income:$38,523
Per Capita Income:$24,024
Individuals Below Poverty Level:6.9%

Community Profile

Forward Community Profile  

City Offices & Council

The Borough offices are located at 1000 Golden Circle,  Elizabeth, PA  15037 and can be contacted by Phone at 412-384-1761

Township Staff

Staff PersonPosition
Karen Stetor
Borough Secretary
Mike StackCode Enforcement
VacantPolice Chief
Waste ManagmentGarbage Collection
HRG EngineeringEngineer
Matt RacunasSolicitor

Township Council

Meetings occur the second Monday of every month at the municipal building, 7:00 pm.

Elected OfficialSupervisors
Thomas DeRosaChairman
David MagiskeVice Chairman
Ron SkrinjorichSupervisor

For more information, please visit the City’s Homepage.