New Shaler commissioners, president, sworn in
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 11:42 AM
District Judge Daniel Konieczka Jr. administered the oath of office Jan. 6 to the Shaler commissioners whose constituents elected them in November.
The board reelected David Shutter, who represents Ward 3, to serve as its president. He “has served on the Shaler Township Board of Commissioners for 32 years, the longest-serving commissioner in the history of the township,” said Shaler Manager Tim Rogers.
Shutter spent a total of 36 years at Shaler Area School District as a principal, activities director and teacher, prior to working as former State Rep. and Sen. Randy Vulakovich’s chief of staff.
Rogers noted that Shutter has a combined 117 years’ service devoted to the township if one calculates Shutter’s time with the school district, board of commissioners, the State House and Senate, and the Shaler North Hills Library and Shaler Hampton EMS boards.
Shutter resides with his wife, Susan. They have four daughters, seven grandchildren and a cat.
Seventh Ward Commissioner Bill Cross is starting his seventh term, during which he will continue to serve as board vice president.
He is the operations and IT director at PC Doctor, a Squirrel Hill-based IT managed service provider. In addition to presiding over the Shaler Hampton EMS, Cross is involved with St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Glenshaw.
He and his wife, Karen, have five daughters and two granddaughters.
Fifth Ward Commissioner Susan Fisher was elected as Shaler’s first woman commissioner in 2000.
As parks and recreation committee chairwoman, she has planned township events like the Holiday “Lite” Up Night, movies in the park, Last Splash Pool Party and Fall Festival.
The Shaler native returned to her alma mater to teach family and consumer sciences at Shaler Area for 35 years. She later worked as the high school activities director.
“She is looking forward to four more years to move this community ahead,” Rogers said. “Remember, no matter where you roam, Shaler is home.”
Fisher is married to James, a Shaler Area School Board member. They have two children and three grandchildren.
David Mizgorski is newly elected to represent the second ward. Last January, the Shaler commissioners appointed him to fill a vacancy on the board due to his wife, Lori’s resignation from the board to serve as state representative for the 30th Legislative District.
Mizgorski works as a project manager at North Side-based SMARTSolution Technologies L.P., an audiovisual systems integration company providing interactive technologies for Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh Public School District, University of Pittsburgh, Watson Institute and other clients.
The Shaler native graduated from Shaler Area High School in 1984 and served in the Marine Corps from 1984 through 1988.
He is the Shaler Mt. Royal VFW Post 9199’s junior vice commander and has volunteered with Shaler youth sports and the school district’s performing arts department.
David Mizgorski and his wife have three children.
Newly-elected Commissioner Frank Iozzo is a 27-year resident of Ward 1.
“He is looking forward to work with his fellow commissioners and neighbors to help our township of Shaler continue to thrive,” Rogers said.
Iozzo has more than 40 years’ customer service experience with McKees Rocks-based Tudi Mechanical System HVAC company.
He is married to Rita and has one daughter.
The commissioners’ terms will last four years.