Summit, a Township of the Second Class, is the second youngest (Lawrence Park is younger by 72 years) and the second smallest (Lawrence Park is only 1.84 sq. miles vs. Summit at 24.04 sq. miles) township in Erie County, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1854, out of the western part of Greene, the eastern part of McKean and a small section from the northern part of Waterford Township. Many believe the name was derived from early settlers who journeyed from the lakeshore of Erie upwards until reaching the dividing ridge running east to west (which separates the Lake Erie Watershed from the Ohio River Basin), to the top or the “Summit”.

No longer entirely a farm community, Summit is an attractive mix of agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and entertainment facilities. We welcome you to visit us soon!


Upcoming Supervisors Meeting Agenda

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Latest News

Summit Newsletter 2nd Qtr 2019

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Picnicana Summer Recreation Program Registration

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Summit Newsletter 1st Qtr 2019

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Summit Newsletter 4th Qtr 2018

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Upcoming Events

S.T.I.E.D.A. Meeting @ Summit Township Building
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Industrial and Economic Development Authority meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM, and as needed. Agenda item submittal deadline is the first Tuesday of each Month by 4:30 p.m. to the attention of Michelle Nesselhauf at 1230 Townhall Road W. Suite 100, Erie, PA 16509.

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting @ Summit Township Building
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Zoning Hearing Board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, as needed and advertised in the Erie Times News.

Full Zoning Hearing Board decisions are available at the Township Office.

Lion’s Club Meeting – S&S Buffet
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm