Trevor Schneck, 33, a lifelong resident of Emmaus and a graduate of the Emmaus High School class of 1998, is announcing his candidacy for Emmaus Borough Council. Schneck is co-owner of Bar None Weddings & Entertainment and resides in Emmaus with his wife Amanda where they own a home and are raising their two children, Peyton and Brady.
"I'm running for council because Emmaus is my hometown. It's where I grew up and where I've chosen to maintain my roots and raise my family, I'm deeply invested in our community."
Norma Cusick, of Salisbury Township, has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination to the Board of Lehigh County Commissioners in District 5.
Lehigh County Commissioner Dr. Percy H. Dougherty will be seeking another term to represent District 2 on the nine person board. The district covers Lower Macungie, Upper Macungie, Alburtis and South Whitehall.
Dougherty, 69, is a resident of Shepherd Hills and a retired Kutztown University professor. He has a Ph.D. in physical geography and geology from Boston University with a specialization in water resources and limestone landforms. He taught courses in environmental studies, planning, landforms, aerial photography, field techniques and Latin America.
Roger C. Reis said he is seeking re-election to his seat on the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.
Reis has lived in Lower Macungie Township for over 20 years. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the US Air Force, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police and, after 25 years of service, retired at the rank of Captain.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the administration of justice from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in public administration from Kutztown University.
The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association recently cited Lehigh Carbon Community College for their support of beekeeping and beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley.
LCCC President Donald W. Snyder was on hand recently to accept the award from Association President Steve Finke, of Kutztown, as well as to offer the facility's continued support of the various beekeeper programs held on campus.
The college grounds are home to the Association's Apiary which is used for hands on educational training for new and seasoned beekeepers throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons.
Emmaus resident, Nathan Brown, 35, announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the Board of Lehigh County Commissioners in District 5.
Brown has been married to his wife, Liz, for 12 years and has two daughters, Hailee and Bethany.
Brown's full-time employment is as a life safety equipment installer and project manager for government entities, commercial and industrial buildings.
As a proud community servant, Brown has served on Emmaus Borough Council for the past six years and is chair of Community Relations and Development.
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.
Ron Eichenberg, current president of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners, announces he will seek re-election in the 2013 election.
He and his wife Bea have lived in Lower Macungie for 29 years. His daughter Gwenn, son-in-law and two granddaughters live nearby in South Whitehall.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-134th, is asking parents and grandparents who are thinking of starting a college savings account to consider the benefits of opening a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program.
"Opening a 529 plan is an investment in our future," Simmons said. "Considering the history of the cost of a college education, there's no better time than now to start saving toward a gift that will pay off down the road."
Brian Higgins, community volunteer and pharmaceutical sales executive, has announced his intention to run for commissioner of Lower Macungie Township.
A nine-year resident of Lower Macungie, Higgins is a husband and father of three boys. A graduate of Monmouth University, he offers the citizens more than 18 years of business experience in the private sector and a wealth of local knowledge acquired during his countless hours of service to the community, which include three years as president of the Lower Macungie Youth Association.