June 28, 2020

Dear neighbors,

I'd like to welcome Carol Gifford to the Board of Commissioners. On Monday, we named Gifford to fill the vacancy created when Commissioner Allison Troy stepped down

Gifford brings a wealth of state government and communications experience to t...

June 24, 2020

Dear neighbors,

I am happy to share that the Board of Commissioners passed my motion to start the process of creating a citizen advisory board on policing in a unanimous, bipartisan vote at our meeting on Monday. 

The Township's solicitor will now draft a resolution...

June 10, 2020

Dear neighbors,

The murder of George Floyd and the events of the last couple weeks have shown how far we have to go to end systemic racism in this country, specifically in law enforcement. As an elected official, I have a responsibility to think about what we can do to...

June 4, 2020

Dear neighbors,

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers is a painful reminder of how far we have to go to create a more fair and just society for everyone. This tragedy has exposed the enduring pain felt by so many people in the United States, includi...

May 22, 2020

Dear neighbors,

I was sad to learn last week that Commissioner Allison Troy will be stepping down from the Board of Commissioners on May 29. Commissioner Troy has been a great colleague these past several months. She has displayed a passion for public service and an unw...

May 12, 2020

Dear neighbors,

Today I joined with colleagues throughout Lancaster County in signing the statement below condemning the plan to prematurely reopen the county.  We are facing a crisis that requires us to put politics aside, come together as a community, and let facts an...

April 12, 2020

Dear friends, 

I want to wish you a happy Easter. During this difficult time, I am reminded that Easter is a time of hope. 

Seeing people in Lancaster County, around the country, and around the world stand up to support one another inspires me and fills me with hope that...

January 30, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

On Monday, I made a difficult vote against moving forward with a proposal for a gun store buffer zone. I want to let you know why. 

I’ve done a lot of research on the legality of this proposal, and it is not clear whether or not it is legal. There is litt...

January 24, 2020

The Manheim Township Board of Commissioners unanimously consented to allow refugee resettlement within the municipality at its meeting on January 13, 2020. 

Commissioner Tom O'Brien said the vote sent an important message. "We're showing that Manheim Township...

November 5, 2019

Dear neighbors,

Tomorrow’s elections for School Board and Commissioner in Manheim Township are important. 

We have a historic opportunity to take control of the Board of Commissioners. Allison Troy and Barry Kauffman will join Sam Mecum and me in fighting for transparenc...

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