Township supervisor:   clement sorgini

In 2009, Joe Clement chose to move his young family to Lower Providence to take advantage of the good public schools, easy access to 422 and great public parks.  Joe, his wife Tiffany, and their three daughters enjoy living, playing and working in Lower Providence.  Joe is an active member of the community.  He has coached t-ball and softball for MBA for many years and is an MBA board member; serves on Lower Providence Library Board of Trustees; and is a member of the John J. Audubon Mill Grove Advisory Committee.

Joe, an attorney with the law firm of Wisler Pearlstine, has a diverse law practice focused on: municipal, land use and zoning; intellectual property; and general business representation. He represents authorities, municipalities, individuals, for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations.  Joe did not start his career as an attorney.  After graduating from University of Vermont in 2001 with a degree in Biological Science, Joe worked for Merck in Vermont and New Hampshire.  About five years later, Joe went back to school to get his law degree.  Joe worked his way through law school while Tiffany worked nights and weekends as a police officer.  An overachiever in just about everything he does, Joe earned his law degree and a Masters of Laws in Intellectual Property in three short years.

Joe is particularly focused on guiding organized and targeted redevelopment and adaptive reuse of our community’s commercial and business districts, helping to bring new businesses and public-private partnerships to Lower Providence, improving, maintaining and repairing our community’s infrastructure (roads, sewers, sidewalks, parks etc.), and keeping the Township portion of our tax burden low through an efficient, intelligent and lean government.

Joe’s knowledge and experiences make him a valuable asset to any team. Joe is a dependable, team-player with a proven track record of leadership and success who will work with Jason Sorgini and the rest of the Lower Providence Board of Supervisors to bring businesses back to Lower Providence, improve our public infrastructure and  make our community a great place to live, work and play.

Jason Sorgini first moved to Lower Providence more than 30 years ago, and today lives in the township with his wife Elizabeth and sons, Zachary, Alexander, and Nicholas.  For the past 6 years, Jason has been honored to serve as a township supervisor.  Jason’s voting record as a supervisor is representative of his unwavering commitment to improving our public infrastructure; promoting thoughtful development; and maintaining fiscal responsibility while providing high quality services and resources including police, public works, library, fire, ambulance, parks and recreation for the residents of Lower Providence.  As a supervisor, Jason has also functioned as the board liaison to the township sewer authority, planning commission, library board, and parks and recreation board.  

Many Lower Providence residents also know Jason through his many roles in his 20 year career in education, including both teacher and principal at all levels of K-12 education.  Jason has earned multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Science from Shippensburg University, a Master of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University Jason is also working toward earning a doctorate degree in Special Education in July of 2017 from Gwynedd Mercy University.  In addition to his role as a township supervisor and educator, Jason continues to find time to serve our community as an usher at his church and in various volunteer and support capacities with local charitable organizations.

Jason has a proven history of service and dedication to the residents of Lower Providence Township.  He respectfully asks for your support and, most importantly, your vote, to serve a second term as a Lower Providence Supervisor. 

 

Methacton School Board Director:           MHS director candidates 2017

Brenda Hackett

Brenda Hackett is a resident of Lower Providence and has lived in the area her entire life.  She is a graduate of Little Flower H.S. in Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania with a BBA in Accounting. She has four grown children . Three of her grandchildren attended Methacton schools.  She worked for 35 years as an accountant in a variety of industries, both profit and non-profit.  At retirement, she was the Chief Operating Officer of a non-profit organization in the academic field (Metanexus Institute). 

She was elected to the Board of School Directors of Methacton School District in 2013 and has served on several committees – Education, Finance, Human Resources, Policy.  In addition, she was elected to the Board of the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit as the representative of Methacton’s Board.  Ms. Hackett is also the Board liaison to the Curriculum Committee and the Home and School groups of the District.  She advocates for strong educational practices, fiscal responsibility, operational efficiency and effective Board leadership.

Candy Allebach

Candy Allebach has lived in Lower Providence Township for 35 years.  Her husband and two of her three children are graduates of the Methacton School District. Candy has been a strong and diligent supporter of the Methacton School District and a consistent advocate of responsible financial planning and spending.  She has been attending School Board meetings as a resident for the past 11 years.
Candy is a strong spokesperson for the position that the Methacton School Board needs to be fiscally responsible to All Taxpayers living in the school district. Currently, the vast majority of taxpayers in the Methacton School District do not have children in the schools. Many of those taxpayers are senior citizens. The education of the students in our schools is of the utmost importance and the cost of the education must be of constant focus. The School Board needs an advocate for the vast majority of taxpayers. Their concerns need to be heard and addressed. Keeping the lines of communication open between the School Board and the public at all times is critical to the success of the District. Candy is deicated to open communication and working together.

Herb Rothe III

Herb Rothe III – Herb is the 4th generation owner of his 109 year-old family run flower shop in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.  He is a graduate of Penn State University, and has resided in Worcester township, with his wife Cheryl, for 19 years.  Herb and Cheryl have two children in the Methacton School District, and are very active with the Methacton Music Boosters.  Herb has a strong interest in the future direction of the Methacton School District, and wants to ensure that the quality education Methacton provides continues onto the next generation.  However, he wants to make sure that there is strong financial oversight and accountability within the district which will in turn strengthen and enable more effective funding for quality education.

Herb is completing his second four year term on the Board.  Herb currently serves on the Property Committee of the Board and is the Board elected representative to the North Montco Technical Career Center. During previous terms, Herb has served as Vice President of the Board as well as served on the Finance, Human Resources, Technology and Policy Committees. Herb looks forward to continuous service on the Board.

Karen S. Vavra

Karen S. Vavra and her family have lived in the district for over 17 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri and her MBA with concentration in Finance from Villanova University. She also holds a CPA license in the state of Pennsylvania.

Karen has a deep background in the areas of finance and accounting. She has worked for global asset management firms, banking organizations, and accounting firms. Prior to the financial services industry, Ms. Vavra held several positions with accounting firms where she gained in-depth knowledge of financial statement structure and review. Many of her professional roles involve promoting an environment of collaboration and communication to find common ground between participants.
Karen enjoys volunteering in her children’s activities by participating in their school activities, Girl Scout events, sports groups, and supporting their various creative arts activities.

Karen will work to ensure the board’s focus is primarily on education with a strong financial management.

 

 

 

 

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