MUNICIPAL SERVICE: Lower Alsace Township Supervisor
APPOINTED MEMBER: Central Berks Police Commission
VOLUNTEER: Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Fire Companies, Keystone Blood Bank
Jim has held the office of Supervisor of Lower Alsace for 14 years, the last 12 as Chairman. He ran for the position for many reasons, but his main objective in municipal service has always been to help residents with their problems and to make the Antietam Valley Community a better place to live.
During his years as Supervisor, Jim has worked with County and State Governments to acquire funding for multiple projects, bringing a savings of over $1,000,000 to Lower Alsace residents. To date, the accomplishments he is most proud of are: the purchase of Antietam Lake; the initiation of the Township’s first recycling program; and securing funding for the purchase of a Kubota UTV for Lower Alsace Fire Co and monies to repave the parking lot of Lower Alsace Ambulance. Jim is also a member of the Central Berks Regional Police Commission, serving in that capacity for 12 years.
Jim has volunteered with the Mount Penn Fire Company, and currently as an EMT with the Lower Alsace Ambulance Association. He has held positions as Lieutenant, Captain, Chief Engineer, President, Relief Treasurer and Assistant Director of Operations. He is also a 30 gallon blood donor with the Keystone Blood Bank.