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South Whitehall Township
Thursday December 21st, 2023 :: 12:56 p.m. EST


South Whitehall Township Accepting Applications for Board of Commissioners- Deadline is Wednesday, 12/27/2023 at Noon



The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners is currently seeking candidates for appointment to a vacant seat on the Board of Commissioners. The term of this position will last until December 31, 2025. To be eligible to apply for the vacant seat, candidates must be a resident of South Whitehall Township for at least the past twelve (12) months and be a registered elector of the Township (registered to vote). Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume for consideration. 

Letters of interest and resumes must be received by 12:00 PM Noon on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.  Letters of interest and resumes may be emailed to Township Manager Tom Petrucci at [email protected], delivered in person, or mailed to 4444 Walbert Avenue,  Allentown, PA 18104.  All correspondence should be mailed to the attention of Tom Petrucci. 

In-person interviews will be conducted by the four (4) current members of the Board of Commissioners during a public meeting held on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM (to be held at the South Whitehall Township Municipal Building, which is located at 4444 Walbert Ave., Allentown, PA 18104). All meeting details will be posted on the Township website.  Members of the public will be able to view the interviews, but will not be able to participate in asking questions. 


 Township Manager

What is the Role of a Township Commissioner?

Since South Whitehall Township is a Township of the First Class, the governing body is made up of five (5) elected Commissioners with four (4) year overlapping terms. The members of the governing body may not be employees of the Township.

The Board of Commissioners plays the central role in local government by serving as the main legislative body.

South Whitehall Township is one of the many municipalities that employs a municipal administrator (“Township Manager”) who carries out the day-to-day administrative directives and policies as established by the main legislative governing body. In this form of government, the duties of the Board of Commissioners are generally and broadly summarized as follows:

  • Establishment of policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring that the services offered by the local government meet the needs of the community.


  • Directly influencing the future of the Township through strategic planning and decision-making.


  • Approval of the annual municipal budget.


  • Enactment of ordinances and resolutions.


  • Authorization of contracts and capital purchases.


  • Establish and levy taxes.

South Whitehall Township
4444 Walbert Ave
Allentown, PA 18104

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