ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Allentown's mayor now has the title of  'president' in his profile.

Mayor Ed Pawlowski was elected president of the Pennsylvania Municipal League during the organization's 114th annual convention Friday in State College.

“I am very pleased to have been chosen to fill this important leadership position by representatives of local governments from across Pennsylvania,” Pawlowski said. “I welcome the opportunity to serve and offer the perspective of the state’s municipalities on the issues we face each and every day.”

The mayor was elected first vice president in 2012, and led a session on the Mayors' Council on Pipeline Safety at this year's convention.

He has also been a member of the league's "Core Communities in Crisis" task force.

The purpose of the Municipal League is to strengthen, empower and advcotate for effective local government.

Philadephia Mayor Michael Nutter was elected first vice president and Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray is the new second vice president.