2016 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
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Lower Milford Township – 610-967-4949
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Lowhill Township – 610-298-2641
   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 ** ($175,572) – James B. Martin (R) 2019

Clerk of Judicial Records ** ($66,300) – Andrea E. Naugle (D) 2019 
            (Civil and Criminal Divisions; Recorder of Deeds Division; Register of Wills Division)

Sheriff ** ($66,300) – Joe Hanna (R) 2019

Controller * ($62,500) – Glenn Eckhart (R) 2019

Coroner ($66,300) – Scott M. Grim (D) 2019

 

County commissioners:* 610-782-3050 (4-year term) Chair: Brad Osborne (R) 2015; Vice Chair: Michael Schware (R; District 5) 2017. District commissioners: Thomas C. Creighton III (R; District 1) 2017; Percy H. Dougherty (R; District 2) 2017; David S. Jones (D; District 3) 2017; Geoff Brace (D; District 4) 2017. At Large: Dan Hartzell (D) 2019; Amanda Holt (R) 2019; Marty Nothstein (R) 2019.

(The Lehigh County Home Rule Charter allows a stipend of $8,000 for the chair and $7,000 for other commissioners. Osborne has declined the extra $1,000.)

Commissioners’ meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Government Center, with these exception: 2nd meeting in October, changed to Oct 13; 2nd meeting in November, changed to Nov 22; 2nd meeting in December, changed to Dec 21.

Map of commissioners' districts

 

APPOINTED OFFICIALS:

Director of Administration* ($101,026) Daniel K. McCarthy

Director of Human Services* ($98,051) Kay Achenbach

Director of Community & Economic Development* ($98,051) Frank Kane

Director of General Services* ($101,026) Richard Molchany

Director of Corrections* ($123,094) Edward Sweeney

County Solicitor* (part-time; $76,829) – Matt Sorrentino, Esq.

Chief Public Defender** ($101,026) – Kimberly Makoul-Goodge, Esq.

 

LEHIGH COUNTY JUDICIARY

Judges of Court of Common Pleas ** Term: 10 years
(Reelection by a retention ballot)

President Judge ($179,111): Edward D. Reibman, 2021; others ($176,572) in order of seniority: Carol K. McGinley, 2025; 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. Vacancy.

Senior Judge Emeritus Alan M. Black (Retired 1/7/08)


LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT JUSTICES

31st Judicial District ($88,290) Term: 6 years

District:                              

1-01  Patricia M. Engler, 2021 – 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, 2021 -- 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, 2021 – 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; Macungie; Lower Macungie Twp voting dists 3, 8, 9.

3-01  Rod R. Beck, 2017 – 610-767-8641; Slatington; Heidelberg Twp; Lowhill Twp; Lynn Twp; Washington Twp; Weisenberg Twp.

3-02  Michael Faulkner, 2017 – 610-398-1167; Alburtis; 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 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

City Controller: ($49,894) Jeff Glazier (D; appointed) 2017  610-437-7528 
City Council: 610-437-7556. President ($6,649): Ray O’Connell (D) 2017; (other members $6,149) Vice President: Daryl Hendricks (D) 2017; Candida Affa (D) 2019; Julio A. Guridy (D) 2017; Roger MacLean (D) 2019; David McGuire (D-appointed) 2017; Cynthia Mota (D) 2017.

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

 

*  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 Manager: ($60,000) Sharon Trexler (appointed)

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

Borough Council: (4-year term; $1,875) President: Ronald DeIaco (R) 2019; Vice President: Steven Hill (R) 2017; 2nd Vice President: Kathleen Raines (D) 2017; John Aleszczyk (R) 2017; Stephen Kaufman (D) 2019; Peg McCormack (R) 2019; Sherryann Ohls (R) 2019.

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

Manager-Secretary: ($77,888) Eugene L. Goldfeder (appointed)

Mayor: (4-year term; $2,150) Barbara A. Schlegel (R) 2017

Borough Council: (4-year term) President ($2,150): Vincent P. Smith (D) 2017 (other members $2,000) Vice President: Jessica Kroope (D) 2019; Brian D. Bartholomew (D) 2019; Brian K. McKittrick (R) 2019; Debra Mellish (D) 2017; Eugene Schlegel (R) 2019; 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: ($66,000) Timothy Paashaus (appointed)

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

Borough Council: (4-year term; $300) President: John Felch Jr. (R) 2019; Vice President: Dennis Balascak (R) 2017; Harvey Greenland (R) 2017; Timothy Pica (R) 2017; Dick Poot (D) 2019; Eric Snyder (R-appt.) 2017; Danielle Thrapp (D) 2019.

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. Borough Hall.*

 

BOROUGH OF COPLAY
Municipal Building, 98 South 4th Street, Coplay, PA 18037

Phone: 610-262-6088; Fax: 610-262-4591; www.coplayborough.org; info@coplayborough.org

Borough Secretary-Treasurer: ($49,060 ) Sandra A. Gyecsek (appointed)

Mayor: (4-year term; $1,800) Dean Molitoris (D; apptointed) 2017

Borough Council: (4-year term) President ($1,800) Louis Bodish (D) 2017; (others $1,500) Vice President Dave Royer (D) 2019; Stephen Burker (D) 2017; Janet Eisenhauer (D) 2019; Carl Luckenbach (D) 2017; Mark Molitoris (D) 2019; Charles Sodl (D) 2017.

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m. (workshop 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m.), Municipal Building.

 

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: ($90,412) Shane Pepe (appointed)

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

Council: (4-year term) President ($2,401): Brent Labenberg (R) 2017; (others $2,001) Vice President: Wesley Barrett (D) 2017; Roy Anders (D) 2017; Nathan Brown (R) 2019; Lee Ann Gilbert (R) 2019; Jeff Shubzda (R) 2019.

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: ($77,888) Anthony Branco (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) 2019; Carolee Gifford (R) 2017; Helen Halleman (D) 2017; Annamarie Jordan (D) 2019; Philip Trabel (I) 2017; Douglas Trotter Jr. (D) 2019.

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

Borough Manager: ($61,942) Chris Boehm (appointed)

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

Borough Council: (4-year term) President ($1,200): Christopher T. Becker (R) 2019; (other members $1,000) Vice President: Roseann Schleicher (D-R) 2017;  Alma Akinjiola (R) 2017; David J. Boyko (R) 2017; Gregory A. Hutchison (R) 2019; Marvin Moyer (R) 2019; 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): Gwyneth Jones (R) 2019; (other members $1,875) Vice President: Joseph Wechsler (R) 2019; President pro-tem: Bryon Reed (R) 2017; Jon Rinker (D) 2017; David Schnaars (R) 2019; Robert Steets (R) 2019; vacancy.

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

 

*  Unless otherwise advertised

 

 

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: ($76,344) Sandra A. Pudliner (appointed)

Council: (4-year term; $60 per meeting) Chair: Bruce E. Paulus (D) 2017; Vice Chair: Bob Heimbecker (R) 2017; Robert Lawlor (R) 2019; H. Curtis Wegfahrt (R) 2017; Michael J. Woolley (D) 2019.

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

 

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) Chair: Steve Bachman (R) 2017; Vice Chair: Rodney Schlauch Jr (R) 2019; David O. Fink (R) 2021;

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: ($120,500) Bruce Fosselman (appointed)

Commissioners: ($4,125; four-year term) President: Douglas H. Brown (R) 2019; Vice President: Benjamin A. Galiardo (R-appt.) 2017; Ron R. Beitler (R) 2019; Ronald W. Beitler (R) 2017; Brian P. Higgins (R) 2017.

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

 

LOWER MILFORD TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

Municipal Building, 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036

Phone 610-967-4949; Fax 610-967-1013; www.lowermilford.net

Township Manager: ($69,000) Ellen L. Koplin (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chair: Donna L. Wright (R) 2017; Vice Chair: Michael W. Snovitch (R) 2019;

John Quigley (R) 2021.

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

 

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

Municipal Building, 2175 Seipstown Road, Fogelsville, PA 18051; Phone: 610-298-2641; Fax: 610-285-423; www.lowhilltownship.org

Township Administrator/Zoning Officer: ($70,900) Brian C. Carl (appointed; position shared with Weisenberg Township)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chair: Richard B. Hughes (R) 2017; Vice Chair: George W. Wessner (R) 2019; Robb Werley (R) 2021.

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

 

LYNN TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

Municipal Building, 7911 King’s Highway, New Tripoli, PA 18066

Phone: 610-298-2645; Fax: 610-298-2896; www.lynntwp.org

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chair: Justin Smith (R) 2017; Vice Chair: Brian Dietrich (R) 2021; Steve Feinour (R) 2019.

Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building

 

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) Chair: Ronald J. Heintzelman (R) 2019; Vice Chair: 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 (acting): ($104,100) Cathy Bonaskiewich (appointed)

Commissioners: (4-year term; $2,600) President: James Brown (R; Ward 4) 2017; Vice President: Robert Martucci, Jr. (D; Ward 1) 2019; Joanne Ackerman (D; Ward 5) 2019; Debra Brinton (R; Ward 3) 2019; James Seagreaves (D; Ward 2) 2017.

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 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: ($107,000) Howard L. Kutzler (appointed)

Assistant Township Manager ($95,000) Renee C. Bickel (appointed)

Commissioners: (4-year term; $4,125)  President: Christina "Tori" Morgan (R) 2017; Vice President: Glenn Block (R) 2019; David L. Bond (R) 2019; Thomas J. Johns (R) 2017; Matthew Mulqueen (R) 2019.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 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 Manager: ($128,000) Daniel P. Olpere (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term; $3,250) Chair: James Brunell (R) 2019; Vice Chair: Sean Gill (R) 2021; 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: ($75,000) Daniel A. DeLong (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term; $2,500) Chair: George DeVault (D) 2017; Vice Chair: Daniel J. Mohr (R) 2019; Robert C. Sentner (R) 2021.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m., 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: ($102,251) Thomas Beil (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $3,250) Chair: Stephen C. Wagner (R) 2021; Vice Chair: Patrick Leonard (R) 2017; Dennis Benner (R) 2017; Brian Farrell (R) 2021; Philip Spaeth (R) 2019.

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

 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

Municipal Building, 7951 Center Street, Emerald, PA 18080

Phone: 610-767-8108; Fax: 610-767-0635; www.washingtonlehigh.com

Township Administrator: ($56,500) Todd Weidman (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $2,500) Chair: Josh Friebolin (D) 2019; Vice Chair: Roy Dengler (R) 2017; Gerald Phillips (R) 2021.

Meetings: 1st Tuesday, 7:30 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: ($70,900) Brian C. Carl (appointed; position shared with Lowhill Township)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chair: Robert Milot (R) 2021; 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; $87,433) Edward D. Hozza, Jr. (D) 2015

Deputy Mayor: ($88,181) Jack Meyers (appointed)

Commissioners: (4-year term; $4,125) President: Phillips Armstrong (D) 2019; Vice President: Dennis Hower (D) 2019; secretary: Thomas Slonaker (D) 2017; Jeffrey L. Dutt (R) 2019; Philip Ginder (D) 2019; Linda K. Snyder (D) 2017; vacancy.

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

 

*  Unless otherwise advertised

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