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Cordner to run for mayor of Macungie

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Borough resident Gary Cordner is announcing his intention to run for mayor of Macungie.

Cordner has lived in the borough for five years with his wife AnnMarie and daughter Lera.

He is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University and serves on the Borough's Civil Service Commission. He was Macungie's Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator from 2010 to 2012 and served on the Vestry at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Trexlertown 2009 to 2012, including senior warden in 2012.

Cordner is a former police officer and police chief in Maryland and is a commissioner on the only national body that accredits police departments - the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. He is the author of the textbook "Police Administration," now in its eighth edition. He has studied, taught and/or practiced policing and police administration his entire adult life.

He is a graduate of Northeastern University and Michigan State University (Ph.D. 1980). He was a police officer in Ocean City, Md. 1973 to 1976; police chief, St. Michaels, Md. 1984 to 1986; professor at Eastern Kentucky University 1987 to 2008; including dean of the College of Justice and Safety 1997 to 2003; Distinguished Service Award, Lexington, Ky. Division of Police 2005; Lifetime Achievement Award, Kentucky Women's Law Enforcement Network 2005; vice-chair, Kentucky Human Relations Commission Advisory Committee 2005 to 2007; member, Lexington-Fayette County (Kentucky) Civil Service Commission 1992 to 1997.