Board of Commissioners

 

Board of Commissioners

Members of the 2016 Board of Commissioners are (seated L to R) Ronald P. Feldman (VP), Ira S. Tackel (President), Sharon L. Damsker, (Standing L to R) Gary Scarpello, Rebecca A. Gushue, Liz Ferry, Robert H. McGuckin.

About the Board of Commissioners

The corporate powers of the township are vested in a seven member Board of Commissioners that acts as the legislative branch of the government with responsibility for all policy decisions as well as annual budget approval. The Commissioners are elected, one from each ward, and serve on a part-time basis for four-year terms. Municipal elections for Commissioners are held bi-annually with an alternating four seats and three seats subject to election or re-election. The state code sets the maximum salary that Commissioners could be paid based upon township population. The Commissioners are also reimbursed for any costs that they incur out-of-pocket for township business expenses as part of their office.

The Commissioners appoint major officials such as the Township Manager, Solicitor, Engineer, Police Chief, Fire Marshal and Township Secretary. In addition, the Commissioners appoint and are assisted with policy recommendations by several advisory boards and committees. The Commissioners are also supported by the autonomous Zoning Hearing Board, pursuant to state law, in dealing with interpretation of the township’s zoning ordinances.

How to Contact Your Commissioner

Mail may be sent to the attention of the Commissioners at Upper Dublin Township, 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Please note that Internet email delivery is not 100% reliable.
If you are expecting a response to an email and do not get one, please contact your commissioner by phone.

Schedule of Board Meetings

Visit the Board Meeting Schedule page.

Agendas and Minutes for Meetings of the Board

Agendas and minutes for meetings of the Board are available as downloadable PDFs. Minutes are posted after they have been approved and signed.

Phone And Email Directory

Damsker (D), Sharon L.

Ward 2 (Term Expires 12/31/2017) (215) 542-2424/sdamsker@upperdublin.net

Feldman (D), Ronald P.

Ward 6 (Term Expires 12/31/2017)(Vice President) (215) 654-1938/rfeldman@upperdublin.net

Ferry (R), Liz

Ward 1 (Term Expires 12/31/2019) (215) 356-8252/lferry@upperdublin.net
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Gushue (D), Rebecca A.

Ward 5 (Term Expires 12/31/2019) (215) 643-0813/rgushue@upperdublin.net

McGuckin (D), Robert H.

Ward 7 (Term Expires 12/31/2019) (215) 859-1190/rmcguckin@upperdublin.net

Scarpello (D), Gary

Ward 3 (Term Expires 12/31/2019) (215) 542-9267/gscarpello@upperdublin.net
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Tackel (D), Ira S.

Ward 4 (Term Expires 12/31/2017)(President) (215) 628-9375/itackel@upperdublin.net

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