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!


1st Quarter 2015

FAMILY FIRST ACADEMY CHILD CARE CENTER (FFA) . . . has opened in a section of the former Golf Dome facility at 8199 Oliver Road. The Director of Operations is Daunice M. Bunn, whom one only has to speak to a short time to understand the passion and drive behind the mission of FFA. Child care at the center is so much more than solely a safe environment for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Supervisors Meeting @ Summit Township Building
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm

The Board of Supervisors meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM. Public work sessions are scheduled for the second Monday at 1:30 PM and the fourth Monday at 2:30 PM.
If Monday is a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held the next day, Tuesday.

Water Authority @ Summit Township Building
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Water Authority meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30PM.

Planning Commission Meeting @ Summit Township Building
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Planning Commission meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.