Webster announces grant for Farm, Home and Youth Foundation of Montgomery County

(Jan 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Joe Webster announced that the Farm, Home and Youth Foundation of Montgomery County was awarded a $25,000 matching grant for a capital improvement project to fix the roof of the 4-H center. The matching grant was included in about $500,000 in Ag and Youth Grants awarded by the Department of Agriculture to 55 projects around the state. “The 4-H Center in Skippack provides space for local 4-H programs and activities that expand our kids’ horizons and teach them valuable skills. I’m pleased to see the Farm, Home and Youth Foundation receive this grant to help complete necessary building repairs,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. More information on the grants is available here . Read more


Holiday Scams Info Session

(Dec 10, 2019)

Holiday Scams Info Session with state Sen. Katie Muth 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 Providence Place, 4000 Ridge Pike, Collegeville Read more


Webster to hold Holiday Meet and Greet

(Dec 03, 2019)

WEST NORRITON, Dec. 3 – State Rep. Joe Webster will hold a Holiday Meet and Greet from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Jeffersonville Golf Club, 2400 W. Main St., Norristown. Residents of the 150 th Legislative District are invited to stop by and meet Webster and his staff, enjoy light refreshments and learn more about the services provided by his office. “As I wrap up a busy first year in office, I’m looking forward to the chance to talk with residents about what I’ve done in Harrisburg as well as what’s happening in our district,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “I hope to see new and familiar faces and have the opportunity to chat about what’s important to members of our community.” Attendees are invited to bring a nonperishable food item or personal care item for Webster’s holiday drive for a local food pantry. Donations are also being accepted at his two offices: Collegeville Office, 488 E. Main St., Hours 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday West Norriton Office, 2121 W. Main St., Hours 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday Anyone with questions should contact Webster’s office at 484-200-8263. Read more


Webster and Shusterman announce grant for Upper Providence Township

(Nov 22, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 22 – State Reps. Joe Webster and Melissa Shusterman announced that Upper Providence Township was awarded a $25,000 grant for the development of active transportation plans and policies. The funding comes through the WalkWorks program, a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Ten communities and agencies were selected for the grants. The plans will emphasize new or improved pedestrian, bicycle and/or transit systems, thereby establishing activity-friendly routes that connect residents and visitors to everyday destinations. “We know how important it is for community members to be active, and it’s great to see Upper Providence Township taking that into consideration,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “I’m pleased to see this funding awarded. By encouraging healthy activities through transportation planning, we can make our community a better place to live.” Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, added: “I’m grateful that our community was selected to receive these funds, as they will help bring friends, families and neighbors together. Ensuring that everyone has access to all of our outdoor recreational areas is crucial to increasing physical and mental health throughout the district. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this initiative will have on Upper Providence Read more


Webster announces grant for Lower Providence recreation, park and open space plan

(Nov 14, 2019)

WEST NORRITON, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Joe Webster announced that Lower Providence Township was awarded a $50,000 state grant to prepare a comprehensive recreation, park and open space plan for the township. The grant was among many awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program. “Conserving open space and providing residents with recreation options promotes health and wellness and makes our communities better places to live,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “I’m pleased to see state funding will help Lower Providence Township prepare a comprehensive plan for the future, and I’m grateful to our local elected officials for putting in the work to earn this grant.” DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here . Read more


Webster, Muth Announce Transportation Funding for Two Montgomery County Projects

(Nov 12, 2019)

Royersford – Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, and Sen. Katie Muth, D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery, announced funding approval for two transportation projects in Montgomery County aimed to improve pedestrian and motorist safety. The projects were awarded funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. “Investing in transportation projects that improve community safety is a necessity,” said Muth. “The grants awarded now provide the opportunity to ensure that pedestrians, as well as motorists, can now safely travel through Montgomery County.” Ursinus College was awarded $670,442 to assist with pedestrian travel improvements on Main Street. Lower Providence Township was awarded $1,000,000 to help with improving the existing intersection at Park Avenue, Eagleville Road, and Crawford Road along SR 4004. “I’m thrilled to see this funding awarded for work that will improve safety on our roads. Lower Providence Township’s project will address an intersection that has seen numerous accidents, and Ursinus College plans to improve sidewalks to make them safer for pedestrians,” said Webster. “I’m grateful that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved grants that will make it easier – and safer – to travel in our communities.” Multimodal Transportation Funding is Read more


Webster to hold Town Hall Nov. 6

(Oct 28, 2019)

WEST NORRITON, Oct. 28 – State Rep. Joe Webster will hold a Town Hall to talk with community members about property taxes and other state-related issues at 7 p.m. Nov. 6. The town hall will be held at the Upper Providence Township Building, Main Hall, 1286 Black Rock Road, Phoenixville. “I’m looking forward to this chance to hear from community members on the issues that are important to them,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “This is an opportunity to learn what’s on their minds and to share information about what I’m working on in Harrisburg.” Anyone with questions should call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263. Read more


Miss my Telephone Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.

(Oct 23, 2019)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to our community. Read more


Webster to hold Telephone Town Hall Oct. 22

(Oct 17, 2019)

WEST NORRITON, Oct. 17 – State Rep. Joe Webster will hold a Telephone Town Hall at 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Residents of the district will receive a call to their home phones when the meeting begins at 7 p.m. To “attend” the town hall, they can simply remain on the line. Participants can listen in and ask questions or leave feedback when the meeting has ended. Questions can be submitted in advance to townhall@pahouse.net . Anyone wishing to register to make sure they receive the call can do so at this link . Cell phones must be registered. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to discuss important issues such as property taxes and education with residents,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “I look forward to hearing from community members about the issues that matter to them.” Anyone with questions should call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263. Read more


Java with Joe - Lower Providence

(Oct 15, 2019)

Join me for a free continental breakfast and a frank and honest discussion about property taxes and education funding. Thursday, October 17 at 10:00 AM - Lower Providence Township Building Click here for more information. Read more


Webster announces traffic signal grant for Lower Providence Township

(Oct 04, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Joe Webster announced that Lower Providence Township was awarded a state grant for traffic signal improvements along Egypt Road. Lower Providence was awarded a “Green Light-Go” grant of $342,025 for use of automated traffic signal performance measures with fiber optic communication, controller upgrades and detection upgrades at three intersections along Egypt Road. “We’re all on the go, so safety on our highly traveled roads is critically important,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “I’m pleased that Lower Providence Township was awarded this grant for improvements to keep traffic flowing smoothly in our community.” Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to, light-emitting diode technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. Read more


Webster to host “Succeeding as a Young Adult” Sept. 28

(Sep 23, 2019)

WEST NORRITON, Sept. 23 – State Rep. Joe Webster will host an afternoon of workshops on professional and personal skills for young adults on Saturday, Sept. 28. “I’m pleased to bring together these resources to help our young people get the skills they need as they are starting out,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “These workshops cover many topics that will be valuable to young adults for life.” “Succeeding as a Young Adult,” will run from noon to 3 p.m. at Perkiomen Valley High School, 509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville. Attendees can participate in one or more of the three free, one-hour sessions at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Topics include: Professional skills – resume building, cover letter writing, job interview preparation. Financial literacy – personal finance, credit, budgeting. Personal health skills – navigating the health care system, Medicaid. Voting/Elections – registering, absentee ballots and other information. Anyone with questions can contact Webster’s office at 484-200-8263. Read more


Succeeding as a Young Adult

(Sep 19, 2019)

Sept. 28, noon to 3 p.m. Attend one or more of the one-hour sessions at 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m at the Perkiomen Valley High School, 509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville Workshops will include: Professional skills Resume building Cover letter writing Job interview skills Personal finances/financial literacy Understanding personal finances Credit, budgeting Personal health skills Navigating the health care system Medicaid Voting/Elections Absentee ballots Voting information Call Rep. Webster's office at 484-200-8263 with any questions. Read more


Webster announces grant totaling more than $160,000 for West Norriton Township

(Sep 17, 2019)

State Rep. Joe Webster announced a Commonwealth Financing Authority grant totaling $164,774 was approved today for a project in Montgomery County. Read more


Webster: Put an End to Gun Violence

(Aug 08, 2019)

PA State Rep. Joe Webster joined his colleagues to call on Governor Wolf to convene a special session for common sense approaches to end to gun violence. Read more


Revitalizing Main Street: Meeting takeaways

(Aug 06, 2019)

Information from July 24th Revitalizing Main Street meeting Read more


A look back at my first 200 days in office

(Jul 31, 2019)

As a freshman legislator, my first 200 days have been a complete whirlwind. I am so proud of what my team and I have been able to accomplish in my first few months in office and know that there is much more that we can do to serve our community. I feel very honored to represent the 150 th District and look forward to what we can accomplish with the help of the community. Here’s a look at what’s happened during my first 200 days. I have had the privilege of sponsoring 6 pieces of legislation , including a bill that would better protect veterans’ discharge records to guard against scammers. I’ve also co-sponsored 367 bills , signing on to support measures including one that would freeze seniors’ school district property taxes. I’ve cast 637 votes in the House. Only some of those decisions draw attention, of course. But each one impacts Pennsylvanians in some way, and I carefully consider each bill and what it will mean for residents before I cast my vote. My office provided 1,497 constituent services . As we helped with everything from SEPTA Key cards to tax rebates and birth certificates, it’s been an absolute pleasure to serve this community and meet so many constituents face to face. I have had the opportunity to attend 183 community events and local meetings , and through these have had the pleasure of meeting many local leaders and engaged citizens. I cannot overstate how thankful I am for our community leaders, Read more


Webster co-sponsors bill to freeze property taxes for seniors

(Jul 26, 2019)

State Rep. Joe Webster has co-sponsored legislation that would implement a freeze on school district property taxes owed by older Pennsylvanians. House Bill 1675 would implement a freeze on property taxes owed by Pennsylvanians 65 or older if they also have qualified for a homestead property tax exemption at their current residence for at least five years. The state would reimburse school districts from the Property Tax Relief Fund. “Increasing property taxes are becoming too great of a burden for many of our residents, especially our senior citizens. Seniors should not be forced to leave their homes because they can’t handle it,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “This bill would provide some relief to seniors in our communities, without creating additional difficulties for the school district. Addressing property taxes remains one of my biggest priorities and I will continue to work on solutions.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, across Pennsylvania, there are 409,000 seniors with annual incomes of less than $20,000 and 17,000 seniors with no income. Learn more about the Homestead Tax Exemption here . Read more


Officials excited about Ridge Pike-Main Street revitalization

(Jul 26, 2019)

LOWER PROVIDENCE — An ambitious agenda brought local officials and state representatives from near and far to Lower Providence Township Building on Wednesday afternoon. Read more


7/24/19 – Revitalizing Main Street – Eagleville

(Jul 25, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Joe Webster. Read more