2014 GOVERNMENT DIRECTORY
Compiled by the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County

(R) denotes Republican Party; (D) denotes Democratic Party
Dollar figures denote salary or stipend of office.
Dates indicate last year of present term.
an asterisk (*) after meeting times means "unless otherwise advertised."

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LEHIGH COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES

Municipalities in Lehigh County. Bullet ( * ) indicates additional information below

* Alburtis Borough – 610-966-4777
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Allentown City – 610-437-7511
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Catasauqua Borough – 610-264-0571
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Coopersburg Borough – 610-282-3307
   Coplay Borough – 610-262-6088
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Emmaus Borough – 610-965-9292
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Fountain Hill Borough – 610-867-0301
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Hanover Township – 610-264-1069
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Heidelberg Township – 610-767-9297
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Lower Macungie Township – 610-966-4343
   Lower Milford Township – 610-967-4949
   Lowhill Township – 610-298-2607
   Lynn Township – 610-298-2645
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Macungie Borough – 610-966-2503
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North Whitehall Township – 610-799-3411
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Salisbury Township – 610-797-4000
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Slatington Borough – 610-767-2131
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South Whitehall Township – 610-398-0401
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Upper Macungie Township – 610-395-4892
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Upper Milford Township – 610-966-3223
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Upper Saucon Township – 610-282-1171
   Washington Township – 610-767-8108
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Weisenberg Township – 610-285-6660
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Whitehall Township – 610-437-5524

LEHIGH COUNTY

* Lehigh County Government Center, 17 South Seventh Street,
Allentown PA 18101-2400
** Lehigh County Courthouse, 455 West Hamilton Street, 
Allentown PA 18101-1614
Information phone 610-782-3000
www.lehighcounty.org

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS:                                                    Term: 4 years

County Executive * ($75,000) – Thomas Muller (D) 2017

District Attorney ** ($160,849) – James B. Martin (R) 2015

Clerk of Judicial Records ($62,500) – Andrea E. Naugle (D) 2015  (Civil and Criminal Divisions **; Recorder of Deeds Division *; Register of Wills Division **)

Sheriff ** ($62,500) – Ronald W. Rossi (D) 2015

Controller * ($62,500) – Glenn Eckhart (R) 2015

Coroner ($62,500) – Scott M. Grim (D) 2015

 

County commissioners:* 610-782-3050 Chair: Lisa Scheller (R; at large) 2015;  Vice Chair: David S. Jones (D; District 3) 2017; District commissioners: Thomas C. Creighton III (R; District 1) 2017; Percy H. Dougherty (R; District 2) 2017;  Geoff Brace (D; District 4) 2017; Michael Schware (R; District 5) 2017. At Large: Vic Mazziotti (R) 2015; Brad Osborne (R) 2015; Scott Ott (R) 2015.

(The Lehigh County Home Rule Charter allows a stipend of $8,000 for the chair and $7,000 for other commissioners. Scheller has declined the stipend.)

Commissioners’ meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Government Center, with the exception of the second meeting in November which will be held on Tuesday, November 25 and the second meeting in December will be held on December 17

Map of commissioners' districts

 

APPOINTED OFFICIALS:

Director of Administration* ($96,636) Daniel K. McCarthy

Director of Human Services* Kay Achenbach

Director of Community & Economic Development* ($93,787) Frank Kane

Director of General Services* ($112,112) Glenn Solt

Director of Corrections* ($117,748) Edward Sweeney

County Solicitor* (part-time; $73,485)  – Matt Sorrentino, Esq.

Chief Public Defender** ($96,636) – Kimberly Makoul-Goodge, Esq.

 

LEHIGH COUNTY JUDICIARY

Judges of Court of Common Pleas ** Term: 10 years
(Reelection by a retention ballot)
President Judge ($175,306): Carol K. McGinley, 2015; others ($173,791) listed in order of seniority: Edward D. Reibman, 2021; William E. Ford, 2021; Robert L. Steinberg, 2017; J. Brian Johnson, 2023; Kelly L. Banach, 2023; James T. Anthony, 2017; Maria L. Dantos, 2017; Michele A. Varricchio, 2017; Douglas G. Reichley, 2021.

Senior Judge Lawrence J. Brenner (Retired 12/31/07)
Senior Judge Emeritus Alan M. Black (Retired 1/7/08)


LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT JUSTICES

31st Judicial District ($ 86,899) Term: 6 years

District:
1-01 Patricia M. Engler, 2015 – 610-432-3080; Allentown wards 8, 10.
1-02 Rashid O. Santiago, 2019– 610-432-8700; Allentown wards 4, 7, 11.
1-03 Ronald S. Manescu, 2015 -- 610-434-7903; Allentown wards 3, 13, 17, 18.
1-04 David M. Howells, 2017 – 610-797-0906; Allentown wards 2, 12, 19.
1-05 Michael D. D’Amore, 2017 – 610-439-0661; Allentown wards 14, 15;
        Hanover Twp; Catasauqua.
1-06 Wayne Maura, 2017 – 610-691-3950; Bethlehem wards 10, 11, 12, 13;
        Fountain Hill.
1-07 Robert C. Halal, 2019 – 610-437-6096; Whitehall Twp; Coplay.
1-08 Michael J. Pochron, 2017– (610) 797-8724; Salisbury Twp; Allentown
        ward 16.
2-01 Karen C. Devine, 2015 – 610-782-3834; Allentown wards 1, 5, 6, 9.
2-02 Jacob E. Hammond, 2019 – 610-434-2070; North Whitehall Twp; South
        Whitehall Twp.
2-03 Donna R. Butler, 2017 – 610-967-2888; Emmaus; Lower Macungie Twp
        voting dists 3, 8, 9; Upper Milford Twp.
3-01 Rod R. Beck, 2017 – 610-767-8641; Slatington; Heidelberg Twp; Lynn Twp;
        Washington Twp; Weisenberg Twp; Lowhill Twp.
3-02 Michael Faulkner, 2017 – 610-398-1167; Alburtis; Macungie; Lower
        Macungie Twp voting dists 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10; Upper Macungie Twp.
3-03 Dan Trexler, 2019 – 610-282-1555; Coopersburg; Lower Milford Twp.;
        Upper Saucon Twp.

 

 

CITY of ALLENTOWN

City Hall, 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101
610-437-7511
www.allentownpa.org

ELECTED OFFICIALS     Term: 4 years

Mayor: ($95,000) Ed Pawlowski (D) 2017  610-437-7546
Controller: ($49,892) Mary Ellen Koval (D) 2015 610-437-7528

City Council: 610-437-7556. President ($6,649): Julio A. Guridy (D) 2017; (other members $6,149) Vice President: Ray O’Connell (D) 2017; Jeanette Eichenwald (D) 2015; Joe Davis (D) 2015; Daryl Hendricks (D) 2017; Cynthia Mota (D) 2017; Peter Schweyer (D) 2015.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers, 1st Floor City Hall. *

 

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Special Assistant to Mayor: ($58,677) Ismael Arcelay 610-437-7743

City Solicitor: (part-time $53,396) Jerry Snyder 610-437-7545

Community Development Director: ($94,313) Sara Hailstone 610-437-7610

Director of Public Works: ($93,966) Richard Young 610-437-7587

Director of Finance: ($95,921) Garret Strathearn 610-437-7500

Deputy Director of Human Resources: ($84,460) Amy Baker Trapp 610-437-7521

Director of Management: ($99,317) Fran Dougherty 610-437-7781

Chief of Police: ($135,000) Joel Fitzgerald 610-437-7777

Fire Chief (interim): ($106,681) Robert Kudlak 610-437-7765

City Clerk: ($79,634) Michael P. Hanlon 610-437-7539

 

*  Unless otherwise advertised

BOROUGH OF ALBURTIS

Borough Hall, 260 Franklin Street, P.O. Box 435, Alburtis, PA 18011

Phone: 610-966-4777; Fax: 610-965-5517; web: www.alburtis.org

Borough Secretary: ($52,000) Sharon Trexler (appointed)

Mayor: ($1,875) Kathleen Palmer (D) 2017

Borough Council: (4-year term; $1,875) President: Steven Hill (R) 2017; vice president: John Aleszczyk (R) 2017; 2nd vice president: Kathleen Raines (D) 2017; David Lehr (appt.) 2015; Peg McCormack (R) 2015; Cathy Moyer (R) 2015; Sherryann Ohls (R) 2015.

Meetings: 2nd and last Wednesday, 7 p.m., Borough Hall.*

 

BOROUGH OF CATASAUQUA

Municipal complex, 118 Bridge Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032-2598

Phone: 610-264-0571; Fax: 610-264-8228; www.catasauqua.org

Mayor: (4-year term; $2,150) Barbara A. Schlegel (R) 2013

Manager-Secretary: ($74,499) Eugene L. Goldfeder (appointed)

Borough Council: (4-year term) President ($2,150): Vincent P. Smith (D) 2017 (other members $2,000) vice president: Jessica Kroope (D) 2015; Brian D. Bartholomew (D) 2015; Brian K. McKittrick (R) 2015; Debra Mellish (D) 2017; Eugene Schlegel (R) 2015; Christine Weaver (D) 2017.

Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m., Municipal complex.*

 

BOROUGH OF COOPERSBURG
Borough Hall, 5 N. Main St., Coopersburg, PA 18036-1525

Phone: 610-282-3307; Fax: 282-4668; www.coopersburgborough.org

Borough Manager: ($58,000) Timothy Paashaus (appointed)

Mayor: (4-year term; $400) Gary Hovis (R) 2017

Borough Council: (4-year term; $300) President: John Felch Jr. (R) 2015; vice president: Dennis Balascak (R) 2017; Harvey Greenland (R) 2017; Steve Lundy R, 2015; Jonathan Mack (R) 2017; Timothy Pica (R) 2017; Danielle Thrapp (appt.) 2015.

Meetings: 1st Monday (workshop) 7 p.m.; 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. Borough Hall.*

 

BOROUGH OF EMMAUS
Borough Hall, 28 South Fourth Street, Emmaus, PA 18049

Phone: 610-965-9292; Fax 610-965-0705; www.borough.emmaus.pa.us

Borough Manager: ($83,027) Shane Pepe (appointed)

Mayor: (4-year term; $2,820) Winfield Iobst (D) 2017

Council: (4-year term) President ($2,401): Lee Ann Gilbert (R) 2015; (others $2,001) vice president: Brian Holtzhafer (D) 2015; Roy Anders (D) 2017; Wesley Barrett (D) 2017; Nathan Brown (R) 2015; Brent Labenberg (R) 2017; Jeff Shubzda (I) 2015.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m. 2nd Floor, Borough Hall.*

 

*  Unless otherwise advertised

 

BOROUGH OF FOUNTAIN HILL
Municipal Building: 941 Long St., Fountain Hill, PA 18015

Phone: 610-867-0301; Fax 610-867-7153; www.fountainhill.org

Executive Administrator: ($71,717) Rick Prill (appointed)

Mayor: (4-year term; $1,500) Jose Rosado (D) 2017

Council: (4-year term) President ($1,500): Lawrence E. Rapp (R) 2017; (others $1,200) vice president: Norman E. Blatt Jr. (D) 2015; Fred Capuano (D) 2015;  Carolee Gifford (R) 2013; Helen Halleman (D) 2017; Philip Trabel (I) 2017; Douglas Trotter Jr. (D) 2015.

Meetings: 1st Monday and 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Municipal Building.*

 

BOROUGH OF MACUNGIE

Borough Hall, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA 18062

Phone: 610-966-2503; Fax: 610-966-2788; www.macungie.pa.us

Mayor: (4-year term; $1,500) Gary Cordner (D) 2017

Borough Manager:  ($59,966) Chris Boehm (appointed)

Borough Council: (4-year term) President ($1,200): Christopher T. Becker (R) 2015; (other members $1,000) vice president: Gregory A. Hutchison (R) 2015; Alma Akinjiola (R) 2017; David J. Boyko (R) 2017; Debra Cope (R) 2015; Roseann Schleicher (D-R) 2017; John Yerman (R) 2017.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m., Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St. *

 

BOROUGH OF SLATINGTON

Municipal Building, 125 S. Walnut Street, Slatington, PA 18080

Phone: 610-767-2131; Fax: 610-767-7155; www.slatington.org

Mayor: (4-year term; $2,500) Walter Niedermeyer (R) 2017

Council: (4-year term) President ($2,500): Daniel L. Stevens (R) 2017; (other members $1,875) vice president: Gwyneth Neff (R) 2015; Galen L. Freed (R) 2015; Bryon Reed (R) 2017; Jon Rinker (D) 2017; David Schnaars (R) 2015; Robert Steets (R) 2015.

Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m.; workshops on 3rd and 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building.*

 

HANOVER TOWNSHIP (second class, home rule)

Municipal Building, 2202 Grove Road, Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: 610-264-1069; Fax: 610-264-2773; www.hanleco.org

Township Manager: ($71,736) Sandra A. Pudliner (appointed)

Council: (4-year term; $60 per meeting) Chairman: Bruce E. Paulus (D) 2017; vice chairman: Joseph Heimbecker (R) 2017; John J. Martucci (appt.) 2015; H. Curtis Wegfahrt (D) 2017; Michael J. Woolley (D) 2015.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Municipal Building.*

 

*  Unless otherwise advertised

 

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP (second class)

Municipal Building, 6272 Route 309, Suite A, New Tripoli, PA 18066

Telephone 610-767-9297; Fax 484-265-0097; www.heidelberglehigh.org

Township Administrator: ($49,500) Janice Meyers (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chairman: Steve Bachman (R) 2017; vice chairman: David O. Fink (R) 2015; Rodney Schlauch Jr (R) 2019.

Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Municipal Building.*

 

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP (first class)

Municipal Building, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA 18062

Phone 610-966-4343; Fax 610-965-3654; www.lowermac.com

Township Manager: ($114,000) Bruce Fosselman (appointed)

Commissioners: ($4,125; four-year term) President: Ryan T. Conrad (R) 2017; vice president: Brian Higgins (R) 2017; Ronald Beitler (R) 2017; Douglas H. Brown (R) 2015; James F. Lancsek (R) 2015.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Municipal Building.*

 

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP (second class)

Municipal Building, 2175 Seipstown Road, Fogelsville, PA 18051; Phone: 610-285-6660; Fax: 610-285-423; www.lowhilltownship.org

Township Administrator/Zoning Officer: Brian C. Carl (appt.)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chairman: Richard B. Hughes (R) 2017; vice chair: George W. Wessner (R) 2019; Robb Werley (R) 2015.

Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

 

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP (second class)

Municipal Building, 3256 Levans Road, Coplay, PA 18037

Phone: 610-799-3411; Fax: 610-799-9629; www.northwhitehall.org

Township Manager: ($90,000) Jeff Bartlett (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term; $3,250) Chairman:  Ronald J. Heintzelman (R) 2019; vice chairman: Steve Pany (R) 2017; Richard Celmer (R) 2015.

Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:30 p.m. Municipal Building.*

 

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP (first class)

Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Ave., Allentown, PA 18103

Phone: 610-797-4000; Fax: 610-797-5516; web: www.salisburytownshippa.org/

Township Manager: ($98,400) Randy Soriano (appointed)

Commissioners: (4-year term; $2,600) President: James Brown (R; Ward 4) 2017; Vice President: Debra Brinton (R; Ward 3) 2015; Joanne Ackerman (D; Ward 5) 2015; Robert Martucci, Jr. (D; Ward 1) 2015; James Seagreaves (D; Ward 2) 2017.

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m., followed by workshop. Municipal Building.*

 

*  Unless otherwise advertised

 

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP (first class)

Municipal Building, 4444 Walbert Ave., Allentown, PA 18104

Phone: 610-398-0401; Fax: 610-398-1068; www.southwhitehall.com

Township Manager: vacancy

Commissioners: (4-year term; $4,125)  President: Christina "Tori" Morgan (R) 2017; vice president: Glenn Block (R) 2015; Dale W. Daubert (R) 2015; Thomas J. Johns (R) 2017; David L. Bond (R) 2015.  

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building.*

 

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP (second class)

Municipal Building, 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Phone: 610-395-4892; Fax: 610-395-9355; www.uppermac.org

Township Secretary: ($33.88 hr.) Kathy Rader

Supervisors: (6-year term; $3,250) Chairman: James Brunell (R) 2019; vice chairman: Samir P. Ashmar (R) 2015; Kathy A. Rader (R) 2017.

Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Municipal Building.*

 

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP (second class)

Municipal Building, 5671 Chestnut Street, P.O. Box 210, Old Zionsville, PA 18068

Phone 610-966-3223; Fax 610-966-5184; www.uppermilford.net

Township Manager: ($69,615) Daniel A. DeLong (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term; $2,500) Chair: Robert C. Sentner (R) 2015; vice chair: Daniel J. Mohr (R) 2019; George DeVault (D) 2017.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m., preceded by 7:00 p.m. workshop. Municipal Building.*

 

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

Municipal Building, 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA 18034

Phone: 610-282-1171; Fax: 610-282-3557; www.uppersaucon.org

Township Manager: ($97,562) Thomas Beil (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $3,250) Chairman: Stephen C. Wagner (R) 2015; vice chairman: Joaquim (Jack) DeMatos (R) 2015; Dennis Benner (R) 2017; Patrick Leonard (R) 2017; Philip Spaeth (R) 2019.

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building.*

 

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

Municipal Building, 2175 Seipstown Road, Fogelsville, PA 18051;

Phone: 610-285-6660; Fax: 610-285-4235; www.weisenbergtownship.org

Township Administrator/Zoning Officer: Brian C. Carl (appt.)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chairman: Robert Milot (R) 2015; vice chair: Linda Gorgas (R) 2017; Thomas Wehr (R) 2019.

Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m., Municipal Building.*

 

WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP (First Class, Home Rule)

Municipal Building: 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, PA 18052

Phone: 610-437-5524; Fax: 610-437-6963; www.whitehalltownship.com

Mayor: (4-year term; $85,301) Edward D. Hozza, Jr. (D) 2015

Deputy Mayor: ($83,809) Jack Meyers (appointed)

Commissioners: (4-year term; $4,125) President: Linda K. Snyder (D) 2017; vice president: Philip Ginder (D) 2015; secretary: Dennis Hower (D) 2015; Phillips Armstrong (D) 2015; Clair Hunsberger (D) 2015; Gerard F. Palagonia (D) 2017; Thomas Slonaker (D) 2017.

Meetings: 1st Monday (workshop), 2nd Monday (public meeting), 7:00 p.m., Municipal Building.*

 

*  Unless otherwise advertised

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