Eric served as a Councilman for Media Borough (PA) from 2009-2013. He was an active participant in the leadership and decision making for Media Borough, a town of over five thousand people situated in the heart of Delaware County, PA (county seat) with a budget of over $10 M. He currently is serving a four-year term as a member of the Media Democratic Committee.
Councilman Stein served on a number of committees and boards including the Media Business Authority, the Media-UP Library, the Borough Information Technology Committee (chair), the Recreation Board, the Finance Committee, the Environmental Advisory Committee, and the Community Design Committee. He also served on several ad hoc committees including Comprehensive Planning Task Force and the Third Street Roadway project.
He championed several initiatives including:
- Upgraded parking meters to accept credit cards in the business district
- Helped to make available an electric vehicle charging station in the borough, one of the first in the area (see press release)
- Helped the borough to achieve a high Energy Star rating for energy efficiency in its buildings that is recognized by the EPA
- Lead the charge to update town recycling and litter ordinances and pushed for enforcement
- Authored and got passed a handbook, “Leadership Guidelines for Elected Officials” that was made a part of formal HR packet for borough elected officials
- Introduced and passed legislation for back street signage in the business district to aid fire and police crews in emergency situations
- Upgraded the Borough’s IT (information Technology) infrastructure and commissioned its first ever IT strategic plan
- Upgraded the Borough’s web site, which won a state award
- Voted to sell the 1 West State Street property that was vacant for over 1 year
- Worked with the business district and the borough to promote events, free trade, “Dining Under the Stars,” street cleaning and shared services
- Provided strong support for the re-building of Media-Upper Providence Library, a multi-million dollar project