2018 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

Municipal boards are reorganizing the first week of January.

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

 Alburtis Borough
 
Allentown City

 Bethlehem City  (note to newcomers: parts of the City of Bethlehem are in Lehigh County; most of the city is in Northampton County
 
Catasauqua Borough
 
Coopersburg Borough
 Coplay Borough
 
Emmaus Borough
 
Fountain Hill Borough
 
Hanover Township
 
Heidelberg Township
 
Lower Macungie Township
 
Lower Milford Township
 
Lowhill Township
 Lynn Township
 
Macungie Borough
 
North Whitehall Township
 
Salisbury Township
 
Slatington Borough
 
South Whitehall Township
 
Upper Macungie Township
 
Upper Milford Township
 
Upper Saucon Township
 Washington Township
 
Weisenberg Township 
 
Whitehall Township

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) – Pillips Armstrong (D) 2021

District Attorney ** ($179,299) – 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

Commissioners* 610-782-3050 (4-year term): Chair ($8,000): Brad Osborne (R) 2019; (others $7,000) Vice Chair: Nathan Brown (R, District 5) 2021. District Commissioners: Marc Grammes (R, District 1) 2021; Percy H. Dougherty (R, District 2) 2021; Amy Zanelli (D, District 3) 2021; Geoff Brace (D, District 4) 2021. At Large: Dan Hartzell (D) 2019; Amanda Holt (R) 2019; Marty Nothstein (R) 2019.

Commissioners’ meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Government Center, with some exceptions. *

Map of commissioners' districts

 

APPOINTED OFFICIALS:

Director of Administration * ($106,142) – Edward D. Hozza Jr.

Director of Human Services * ($103,022) – Kay Achenbach

Director of Community & Economic Development * ($103,022) – Frank Kane

Director of General Services* ($106,142) – Richard Molchany

Director of Corrections * ($108,305) – Mary Sabol

County Solicitor * (part-time, $80,717) – Sarah Murray, Esq.

Chief Public Defender ** ($106,142) –Kimberly Makoul-Goodge, Esq.

 

LEHIGH COUNTY JUDICIARY

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

President Judge ($181,871): Edward D. Reibman, 2021; others ($180,299) in order of seniority: Robert L. Steinberg, 2027; J. Brian Johnson, 2023; Kelly L. Banach, 2023; James T. Anthony, 2027; Maria L. Dantos, 2027; Michele A. Varricchio, 2027; Douglas G. Reichley, 2021; Melissa Pavlack, 2017.

Senior Judge Carol K. McGinley (retired 2017); Senior Judge Emeritus Alan M. Black (retired 2008)

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT JUSTICES

31st Judicial District ($90,154) 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, 2023 – 610-797-0906; Allentown wards 2, 12, 19.

1-05  Michael D. D’Amore, 2023 – 610-439-0661; Allentown wards 14, 15; Hanover Twp; Catasauqua.

1-06  Wayne Maura, 2023 – 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, 2023– 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, 2023 – 610-967-2888; Emmaus; Macungie; Lower Macungie Twp voting dists 3, 8, 9.

3-01  Tom Creighton, 2023 – 610-767-8641; Slatington; Heidelberg Twp; Lowhill Twp; Lynn Twp;    Washington Twp; Weisenberg Twp.

3-02  Michael Faulkner, 2023 – 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) 2021; 610-437-7546

Controller: ($49,894) Jeff Glazier (D) 2019

Council: 610-437-7556. President ($6,649): Roger MacLean (D) 2019; (other members $6,149) Vice President: Candida Affa (D) 2019. Julio A. Guridy (D) 2021; Daryl Hendricks (D) 2021; Cynthia Mota (D) 2021; Courtney Robinson (D) 2019; Ed Zucal (D) 2021.

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

 

CITY of BETHLEHEM

Bethlehem City Hall, City Center, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-6025

Phone: 610-865-7000; Fax: 610-865-7019

www.bethlehem-pa.gov

ELECTED OFFICIALS     Term: 4 years

Mayor: ($90,500)Robert J. Donchez (D) 2021

Controller: ($49,00) George Yasso (D) 2021 

Treasurer: ($1,800) Kaija L. Farber (D) 2019

Council: President: Adam R. Waldron (D) 2021 ($7,600). Others ($7,100) Bryan G. Callahan (D) 2021; Michael G. Colón (D) 2019; Olga Negrón (D) 2021; Shawn M. Martell (D) 2019; J. William Reynolds (D) 2019; vacancy

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7 p.m., City Hall.*
 

BOROUGHS
 

BOROUGH OF ALBURTIS

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

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

Manager: ($63,036) Sharon Trexler (appt)

Mayor: ($1,875) Kathleen Palmer (D) 2021

Council: (4-year term; $1,875) President: Ronald DeIaco (R) 2019; Vice President: Steven Hill (R) 2021; 2nd Vice President: Kathleen Raines (D) 2021; Stephen Kaufman (D) 2019; Sherryann Ohls (R) 2019; Vanessa Taggart (D) 2019; Hector Vazquez (D) 2021.

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

 

BOROUGH OF CATASAUQUA

Municipal complex, 90 Bridge Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032-2598

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

Manager: ($82,228) Eugene L. Goldfeder (appt)

Mayor: (4-year term; $2,150) Barbara A. Schlegel (R) 2021

Council: (4-year term) President ($2,150): Vincent P. Smith (D) 2021; (other members $2,000) Vice President: Jessica Kroope (D) 2019; Brian D. Bartholomew (D) 2019; Brian K. McKittrick (R) 2019; Debra Mellish (D) 2021; Eugene Schlegel (R) 2019; Christine Weaver (D) 2021.

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

 

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

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

Manager: ($73,500) Timothy Paashaus (appt)

Mayor: (4-year term; $400) Gary Hovis (R) 2021

Council: (4-year term; $300) President: John Felch Jr. (R) 2019; Vice President: Dennis Balascak (R) 2021; Benjamin Craig (D) 2021; Paul Dietz (R) 2021; Joseph Ellenberger (R) 2021; Dick Poot (D) 2019; Danielle Thrapp (D) 2019.

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

 

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

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

Administrator: ($56,940) Sandra A. Gyecsek (appt)

Mayor: (4-year term; $1,800) Dean Molitoris (D) 2021

Council: (4-year term) President ($1,800) Louis Bodish (D) 2021; (others $1,500) Vice President Dave Royer (D) 2019; Stephen Burker (D) 2021; Janet Eisenhauer (D) 2019; Carl Luckenbach (D) 2021; Mark Molitoris (D) 2019; Charles Sodl (D) 2021.

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

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

Borough Manager: ($110,000) Shane Pepe (appointed)

Mayor: (4-year term; $3,600) Lee Ann Gilbert (R) 2021

Council: (4-year term) President ($3,250): Brent Labenberg (R) 2021; vice president: Chris Defrain (R, $2,001) 2019;  Roy Anders (D, $2,400) 2021; Wesley Barrett (D, $2,001, appt.) 2019; Shana Baumgartner (D, $2,400) 2021; Jeff Shubzda (D, $2,001) 2019; Teri Sorg-McManamon (appt., $2,001) 2019.

(members whose terms end in 2021 have had an increase in their stipend. Others remain at the previous amount of $2,001)

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

 

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

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

Administrator: ($80,378) Anthony Branco (appointed)

Mayor: (4-year term; $1,500): Carolee Gifford (Ind) 2021

Council: (4-year term) President ($1,500): Lawrence E. Rapp (R) 2021; (others $1,200) Vice President: Norman E. Blatt Jr. (D) 2019; Leo Atkinson (D) 2021; Helen Halleman (D) 2021; Annamarie Jordan (D) 2019; Philip Trabel (Ind) 2021; 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

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

Borough Manager: ($64,438) Chris Boehm (appointed)

Mayor: (4-year term; $1,500) Ronald Conrad (R) 2021

Borough Council: (4-year term) President ($1,200): Christopher T. Becker (R) 2019; (other members $1,000) Vice President: Roseann Schleicher (R) 2021; Alma Akinjiola (R) 2021; Barry Bloch (D) 2021; Gregory A. Hutchison (R) 2019; Marvin Moyer (R) 2019; John Yerman (R) 2021.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall.*

 

BOROUGH OF SLATINGTON

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

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

Mayor: (4-year term; $2,500) Walter Niedermeyer (R) 2021

Council: (4-year term) President ($2,500): Daniel L. Stevens (R) 2019; (other members $1,875) Vice President: Jason Ruff (R) 2021; President Pro Tem: Bryon C. Reed (R) 2019; Russell Hallman (R) 2021; Jared Kern (R) 2021; David Schnaars (R) 2019; Joseph Wechsler (R) 2019.

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


TOWNSHIPS


HANOVER TOWNSHIP
(Second Class, home rule)

Municipal Building, 2202 Grove Road, Allentown, PA 18109

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

Township Manager (acting): ($79,030) Vicky Roth (appt)

Council: (4-year term; $60 per meeting) Chair: Bruce E. Paulus (D) 2021; Vice Chair: Michael J. Woolley (D) 2019; Bob Heimbecker (R) 2021; Robert Lawlor (R) 2019; H. Curtis Wegfahrt (R) 2021.

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

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

Administrator: ($51,500) Janice Meyers (appt)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chair: Steve Bachman (R) 2023; Vice Chair: David O. Fink (R) 2021; Jonathan Jakum (R) 2019.

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

 

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP (First Class)

Municipal Building, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA 18062

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

Township Manager: ($126,800) Bruce Fosselman (appointed)

Commissioners: ($4,125; four-year term) President: Ronald W. Beitler (R) 2021; Vice President: Richard Ward (R) 2021; Ron R. Beitler (R) 2019; Douglas H. Brown (R) 2019;Brian P. Higgins (R) 2021.

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

Contact: 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) 2023; 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

Contact: 610-285-6660; Fax: 610-285-4235; www.lowhilltownship.org

Township Administrator: ($77,500) Brian C. Carl (appointed; position shared with Weisenberg Township)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chair: Richard B. Hughes (R) 2023; Vice Chair: George W. Wessner (R) 2019; Robb Werley (R) 2021.

Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. If a holiday week, 2nd Thursday. *

 

LYNN TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

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

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

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chair: Justin Smith (R) 2023; Vice Chair: Steve Feinour (R) 2019; Brian Dietrich (R) 2021.

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

 

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

Municipal Building, 3256 Levans Rd, Coplay, PA 18037

Contact: 610-799-3411; Fax 610-799-9639; www.northwhitehall.org

Manager: ($110,000) Jeff Bartlett (appt)

Supervisors: (6-year term; $3,250) Chair: Ronald J. Heintzelman (R) 2019; Vice Chair: Mark Hills (R) 2021; Dennis Klusaritz (D) 2023.

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

 

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP (First Class)

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

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

Manager: ($111,549) Cathy Bonaskiewich (appt)

Commissioners: (4-year term; $2,600) President: Robert Martucci, Jr. (D; Ward 1) 2019; Vice President: Debra Briton (R; Ward 3) 2019; Joanne Ackerman (D; Ward 5) 2019; Rodney Conn (R; Ward 4) 2021. James Seagreaves (D; Ward 2) 2021.

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

 

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP (First Class)

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

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

Township Manager: ($107,000) Renee C. Bickel (appointed)

Commissioners: (4-year term; $4,125) President: Christina “Tori” Morgan (R) 2021; Vice President: Glenn Block (R) 2019; David L. Bond (R) 2019; Matthew Mulqueen (R) 2019; Mark Pinsley (D) 2021.

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: ($112,600) Robert Ibach (appt)

Supervisors: (6-year term; $3,250) Chair: James Brunell (R) 2019; Vice Chair: Sean Gill (R) 2021; Kathy A. Rader (R) 2023.

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

Contact: 610-966-3223; Fax 610-966-5184; www.uppermilford.net

Township Manager: ($78,000) Edward (Bud) Carter (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term; $2,500) Chair: Daniel J. Mohr (R) 2019; Vice Chair: Robert C. Sentner (R) 2021; Joyce K. Moore (D) 2023.

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

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

Township Manager: ($108,479) Thomas Beil (appointed)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $3,250) Chair: Patrick Leonard (R) 2023; Dennis Benner (R) 2023; Brian Farrell (R) 2021; Philip Spaeth (R) 2019; Stephen C. Wagner (R) 2021.

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

 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

Municipal Building, 7951 Center Street, Emerald, PA 18080

Contact: 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: Tim O'Brian (R) 2023; Shawn Wanamaker (R) 2021.

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

 

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP (Second Class)

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

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

Township Administrator: ($77,500) Brian C. Carl (appointed; position shared with Lowhill Township)

Supervisors: (6-year term, $1,875) Chair: Linda Gorgas (R) 2023; Vice Chair: Anthony Werley (R) 2021; 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

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

Mayor: (4-year term; $87,433) vacancy

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

Commissioners: (4-year term; $4,125) President: Dennis Hower (D) 2019; Vice President: Philip Ginder (D) 2019; secretary: Thomas Slonaker (D) 2021; Jeffrey L. Dutt (R) 2019; Shawn Clary (D) 2021; Joseph Marx Jr. (D) 2021; vacancy.

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

 

*  Unless otherwise advertised

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