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Bethlehem Township

Board of Commissioners

The governing body of Bethlehem Township is a five-member elected Board of Commissioners with a four year term expiring at noon on the day of reorganizational meeting. The Township's day-to-day operations are led by an appointed township manager and a staff of approximately 90 full-time employees and more than 150 part-time employees.

John J. Merhottein

John J. Merhottein (President)
R - 2026 (Fourth Ward)
Contact: jmerhottein@bethlehemtownship.org



Malissa Davis

Malissa Davis (Vice President)
D - 2024 (At-Large)
Contact: mdavis@bethlehemtownship.org

Malissa Davis has been a resident of Bethlehem Township for 12 years. She worked for 25 years for Foster Wheeler as a cost estimator, cost manager, proposal manager and contract liaison. She has a degree in economics from Colorado College. Her son and his family live in Palmer Township. She is an active volunteer with the Center for Animal Health and Welfare.

John K. Gallagher

John K. Gallagher
D - 2024 (Third Ward)
Contact: jgallagher@bethlehemtwp.com



Dale A. Sourbeck

Dale A. Sourbeck
D - 2024 (First Ward)
Contact: dsourbeck@bethlehemtownship.org



Jan Beatty

Jan Beatty
D - 2026 (Second Ward)
Contact: jbeatty@bethlehemtwp.com




Other Elected Officials

Township Tax Collector
Four year term expiring December 31st of designated year
Todd Kowalski - 2025






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