The following Authorities, Boards and Commissions are classified as political subdivisions of the Commonwealth. The Governor appoints the members of the Authority, Board or Commission who in turn appoint an Executive Director or Secretary. The powers conferred upon an authority vary. Please refer to the specific code reference for further information pertaining to a particular Authority. In general, an Authority is vested with the powers of a body corporate, including the power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, make contracts, and adopt and use a common seal and alter the same as may be deemed expedient; may acquire or lease such property or any interest therein.

Not included in this section are Authorities to which the Governor appoints neither the Executive Director nor those whom receive appropriations for the Fiscal Year during which this volume is published.

Information accurate as of December 2023