APPOINTED BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
The Township Code and other state laws allow the Easttown Township Board of Supervisors to enlist the help of capable citizens through the creation of boards and commissions. These boards and commissions provide a wonderful opportunity for citizens to become more directly involved with their local government.
Though the boards and commissions are not “political” in nature, we believe that the appointments should generally reflect the political makeup of Easttown Township where Democrats and Independents now account for 59% of registered voters. Currently, there are too many Republicans and males serving. As the Pennsylvania Township Supervisor’s Handbook states: “Appointments to boards and commissions should reflect the township’s diversity, including individuals from different neighborhoods that have varied interests and backgrounds. ”
Below is data on the make-up of the Boards and Commissions as of August 11, 2022.
Board & Commission Members By Party
Members by Precinct
Each Board or Commission By Party and Average Age
|Board or Commission|
|Parks & Recreation|
If you’re interested in joining any of the following six boards and commissions, please start attending their meetings and email us at Candidates@EasttownDems.org to let us know of your interest. We’d love to see more Democrats on these Boards & Commissions.
Easttown Planning CommissionThe Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on all land development and subdivision applications that are submitted to the Township. The Planning Commission plays an important role in developing the Township’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, as well as keeping the Subdivision and Land Development Codes up to date and in compliance with Pennsylvania’s Municipalities Planning Code (MPC). Members are appointed for a 4 year term length. Read more in the township ordinance.
|Mark E. Stanish|
|Paul J. Salvaggio|
|Ann Rothman, Chair|
|Mary V. Hashemi|
|Nik Karva, Vice Chair|
Parks and Recreation CommissionThe Parks and Recreation Board makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for the Township historical and recreational assets, recreational programs, and Township-owned open space. Members are appointed for a 5 year term length. Read more in the Township Ordinance.
|Thomas F. Toscani, Chair|
Historical CommissionThe Historical Commission serves in an advisory capacity for historical preservation information facilitation to citizens of the Township. Members are appointed for a 3 year term length. Read more in the Township Ordinance.
|Anna Sicalides, Chair|
|Palmer Dalesandro, Vice Chair|
|Richard R. P. DiStefano|
Zoning BoardThe Zoning Hearing Board hears and decides applications in accordance with the Municipalities Planning Code. It is a quasi-judicial body whose decisions are not subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors. The Zoning Hearing Board consists of three members appointed to 3-year overlapping terms and two alternates appointed to 3-year terms.
|William F. Connor, III|
|William H. Howard|
|Roman J. Koropey|
Citizens Advisory CommissionThe Easttown Citizens Advisory Committee (ECAC) is comprised of 5 to 9 members, serving 2 year terms, and are appointed by the Board of Supervisors because they possess skills, including, but not limited to: accounting, human resources and benefits, information technology, insurance, risk management, labor relations, management, and procurement. Read more in the Township Ordinance.
|Tom McGurk, Chair|
Municipal AuthorityThe Easttown Municipal Authority is responsible for planning and constructing the sewer system. Members are appointed for a 5 year term length. Read more in the township ordinance. It’s 2021 and yet there are no women on this seven member board! This is embarrassing for Easttown Township.
|Douglas H. Burnett|
|W. Todd Pohlig, Vice Chair|
|A. John May III, Treasurer|
|Martin J. Cappelletti, Chair|
|C. Richard Morsbach|
Library BoardThe purpose of the Easttown Library & Information Center Board of Trustees is to oversee the efficient operation of Easttown Library and to provide policy direction for the Library. Members serve 3 year terms.
|Anita Friday, Secretary|
|Katie Wylonis, Vice President|
|Albert Graham, President|
|Michael Miles, Treasurer|
Environmental Advisory CouncilThe Environmental Advisory Council was created in December by Ordinance 445-20 to assist and advise the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Board and other Township Authorities, Boards and Commissions, on matters dealing with protection, conservation, management, promotion, and uses of natural resources, located within the Township. Council members are Township residents, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Among its tasks, the Environmental Advisory Council identifies environmental concerns, promotes conservation and protection of natural resources and the quality of the environment within Easttown Township, develops a community environmental program, creates and maintains an index of open areas within the Township and undertakes such environmental tasks as requested by the Board of Supervisors.
|Kate Goddard Doms, Chair|
|Cara Lynch Rash|