Borough Management

Providing Municipal Services to Gettysburg

Gettysburg has operated as a "weak mayor-strong council" form of government since its ordination in 1806. Seven council members, each serving a four-year term, are elected in staggered years. Two council members are elected from each of three wards, while the seventh council member is elected at large (all three wards). The mayor is elected for a four-year term.

The municipality is a complex organization that provides services year-round. It is necessary to have a Chief Executive Officer, or Borough Manager, to oversee the Borough's operations. As authorized to do so by the Borough Code of the State of Pennsylvania, the Borough Manager is appointed to the position by the Borough Council and is delegated the responsibility for taking care of the day-to-day business of the Borough. The Manager operates under the directions and official actions of the Council. Among other duties, he is responsible for directing and supervising the daily work of the administrative staff and coordinating the activities of all municipal departments.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert W. Glenny Jr. Chief of Police (717) 334-1168 Ext 951
Jill Sellers President - Main Street Gettysburg (717) 334-1160 ext. 264
Carly Marshall Director of Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement (717) 334-1160 ext. 224#
Karen M. Mesher Management Assistant (717) 334-1160 ext. 247#

Borough Management

Name Title

Borough Manager / Treasurer

Asst. Borough Manager / Secretary / RTK Officer

HR Coordinator & Project Management Assistant

Finance Assistant

Director of Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement

Director of Historic & Environmental Preservation

Code Compliance Officer

Planning Assistant; Assistant Borough Secretary

Chief of Police

Emergency Management Coordinator

Parking Manager

Public Works Director

Public Works Foreman

Borough Engineer

President - Main Street Gettysburg

Office Administrator - Main Street Gettysburg

President - Elm Street

Executive Director -Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority (GARA)

Director - Gettysburg Municipal Authority (GMA)

Code Compliance Officer