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One way residents can give back to the community is by serving on one of the many volunteer boards and commissions in Middletown Township. Volunteers are typically appointed by the Board of Supervisors when a term ends or a vacancy exists. More information is available on each board and commission by clicking on them below.

Interested in volunteering to serve on a board or commission? Download an application and submit to Applications are accepted year-round and will be reviewed when an opening occurs.

The Board of Auditors is a three-member board that is elected by the public. Members are elected to serve six-year terms.

Current Members:

  • Hannah Stackawitz, Chairperson
  • Jennifer Wilityer, Vice Chairperson
  • Jena Champion, Secretary

The Citizens’ Traffic Commission (CTC) advises the Board of Supervisors on transportation, pedestrian, parking, and other transportation-related issues. The CTC works with the Administration, Police Department, Department of Public Works, and traffic engineers to assess resident concerns and recommend solutions to the Township. The CTC meets the second Wednesday of each January, April, July, and October.

Current Members:

  • Chris Haughey, Chairperson
  • Jeff McCard, Vice Chairperson
  • Kristi Ann Morris, Secretary
  • Sally Miller
  • Mathew Tharakan

Residents who wish to have a concern reviewed by the CTC should contact Assistant Township Manager Nick Valla.

The Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) advises the Board of Supervisors on matters concerning the conservation and preservation of natural resources, such as wetlands or flood plain areas, throughout the Township. The EAC is also responsible for organizing bi-annual tree plantings and Beautification Committee road cleanups.

The EAC meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Current Members:

  • Lauren Lareau
  • Andy McAloon
  • Peter Tantala
  • Steven Donohue
  • Donna Fiedler
  • John Lopuszanski
  • Gerry Bender

The Financial Advisory Committee advises the Board of Supervisors, Township Manager, and Finance Director on financial management policies. Their main focus is overseeing the management of the Township’s Investment Fund.
The Financial Advisory Committee meets on the second Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at 7 p.m.

Current Members:

  • William Appleton, Chairperson
  • George Dranginis, Vice Chairperson
  • Kristen Elder, Secretary
  • Michael Mariakis
  • Dewey Clark
  • Michael Jones
  • Navin Sharma

The Historic Preservation Commission identifies and encourages preservation of historically significant structures in the Township. They advise Township staff and the Board of Supervisors regarding properties listed as historically significant.
If you wish to have a property designated as historically significant or make alterations to a property currently listed as historically significant, please make a request by email or by calling 215-750-3842.
The Historic Preservation Commission meets on an as-needed basis.

Current Members:

  • George Dranginis
  • Jamie Waters
  • Roberta Laney
  • John Allen
  • William Appleton
  • Mary Durkin
  • Mark Shubin
  • Anthony Sposato

In 2020, the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors created the Middletown Human Relations Commission (HRC) and charged it with the task of addressing discrimination in the township, merging the board with the previously-established Disabled Persons Advisory Board. 
The HRC conducts public trainings, educational sessions, informational seminars, and community activities to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in Middletown Township.  The HRC works with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to address complaints made by Middletown residents related to discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.  If you believe you have been the subject of  unlawful discrimination, or to report an issue to the HRC, please contact HRC liaison, Township Manager Stephanie Teoli Kuhls.

Current Members:

Bernadette Hannah-Barone, Chairperson
Donna Fann-Boyle, Secretary
Kathleen Chalmers
David Devore
Chrissy Riccardo-Ksiazek
Kathleen Simpson
Jovon Smith

The Parks & Recreation Board oversees Township parks and open space, establishes and implements recreation activities, and plans future recreation opportunities in the Township.
The Parks & Recreation Board meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m.

Current Members:

  • Deborah Marchesani, Chairperson
  • Kristine Piazza-Belser, Vice Chairperson
  • Helene Ratner, Secretary
  • Dori Bower
  • William Fuller
  • Daniel Giacomelli
  • Missy Kitzmiller

The Planning Commission reviews zoning, subdivision, and land development applications that have been submitted to the Township. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors regarding all planning and zoning issues. They typically meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.

For more information on the Planning Commission, including current members and agendas, please see the Planning Commission Page.

The Youth Aid Panel (YAP) an alternative to the juvenile court system for first-time juvenile offenders, allowing them to avoid a criminal record in exchange for completed assignments. The YAP assignments can include community service, book reports, completion of safety courses, and others. The Panel’s goal is to prevent juvenile offenders from continuing delinquent behavior while making them responsible for their actions through service to the victim and/or community.
Officer Melissa Robison is the YAP Coordinator for the Police Department, and the volunteer coordinator is Heather Hadry.

The Zoning Hearing Board hears appeals to decisions of the Zoning Officer and requests for variances from the Zoning Ordinance. They are empowered by state law to make determinations and grant variances and special exceptions to requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Hearing Board meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month and 7 p.m.

For more information on the Zoning Hearing Board, including current members and meeting notices, please see the Zoning Hearing Board page.