Bill Conrad, who has served on the Washington Township Board of Supervisors for one six-year term, has decided not to seek another term.

"We put the house on the market and we're planning to follow through with that [sale]," he said, offering he and his wife plan to move to the Virginia Beach, Va., area to be closer to their son. "We're more connected to relatives down there on Anne's side and we want to be closer to Ryan and his wife. I'm also looking forward to the warmer weather," said Conrad.

Conrad is an avid jogger participating in several 5Ks and often exercising in the summer. One of the reasons he's looking forward to warmer weather is that it will allow him to exercise outside as his asthma keeps him from doing too much outdoor running in the winter.

"There's something about exercise outside that you can't beat with Gold's Gym," said Conrad.

If their house sells early, Conrad says that they will likely move early and he will tender his resignation from the board of supervisors.

Otherwise, he plans to step down when his term ends on Dec. 31.

A pair of seats for six-year terms including Conrad's supervisor spot is up for grabs in this year's election. The primary election is May 16.

Conrad has been involved in several projects that he's been proud of. Most recently he's enjoyed working on the movement to lower impact fees in Washington Township and find a "happy medium" between residential and business taxes. He's hoping that the lower rates will spur growth in the township.

Conrad is also proud of his work on the 9/11 tribute construction.

"One of the most rewarding things I did with the township was being the chairman of the 9/11 tribute construction. The community and business response was unbelievable and allowed the project to be completed," said Conrad.

Other members of the board say that Conrad has had a positive impact on the tenor of the board's discussions and will be remembered for that as well as several other contributions.

"I was in the Lion's Club with Bill, I was in the Rouzerville Business Association and we did Rouzerfest together. He's always been a community-minded person. He prides himself on doing a good job and I think he's done that. I think the board is better for the contributions he's made," said Stewart McCleaf, president of the board of supervisors.

Contact Zach Glenn at 717-762-2151, or on Twitter: @zglenn_RH