Saucon Valley Partnership
a Council of Governments
The Borough of Hellertown, Township of Lower Saucon and the Saucon Valley School District are charter members of the Saucon Valley Partnership. Established in 2004, this Council of Governments is comprised of elected and appointed officials designated by the respective members.
The Saucon Valley Partnership, evolved from an Ad-Hoc Committee of Hellertown Borough and Lower Saucon Township officials, which had been meeting over the years to discuss joint issues. This Council of Governments is a forum for officials to discuss common interests with the goal of improving the quality of life for residents of the Saucon Valley area in the face of increasing pressures due to economic and population growth. The Partnership will provide an opportunity for the members to foster communication, regional cooperation and joint action on regional issues and problems. By working together as a group, the partners can build stronger relationships and pursue strategies that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal services to save tax dollars.
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The Saucon Valley Partnership representatives are:
Hellertown Representatives appointed to Partnership: Mayor Richard Fluck, Councilman John Bate and Manager Cathy Kichline.
Lower Saucon Partnership Representatives appointed to Partnership: Council President Glenn Kern, Councilwoman Priscilla deLeon, and Assistant Manager Leslie Huhn. Alternate Partnership members are Vice-President Tom Maxfield and Council Members Ron Horiszny and David Williard.
Saucon Valley School District Representatives appointed to Partnership: Director Lanita Lum and Director Ed Inghrim, and Superintendent Dr. Sandra Fellin
Northampton County Representative:
Tom Harp, Deputy Director of Administration
At the Saucon Valley Partnership reorganization meeting held on January 11, 2012, the following officers were elected to a one year term:
Chair - Ed Inghrim, Saucon Valley School District
Vice Chair - John Bate, Hellertown Borough
Secretary/Treasurer - Leslie Huhn, Lower Saucon Township