Alisha Sanders

Alisha Sanders

I’m a Gettysburg native, long time resident, and proud alumnus of Gettysburg Area High School (’92). I graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a B.A. in Government and returned from Lancaster to work and eventually raise children in my community. It was important to me that my children attend Gettysburg Area schools and that we stay close to our large extended family.

Before teaching, I was employed by Adams County for 10 years and during that time, obtained teacher certification from Wilson College. I have been a civics educator since 2009 and I enjoy helping students understand how government works and the value of civics education for their futures. They are learning that a healthy and just democracy depends on them!

In the past 20 years, I have served my community through volunteer service on several boards and committees including Third Ward Concerned Neighbors, NAACP, NOW, AYSO, and continue to serve the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice (ICPJ), YW Advocacy Committee, and Lincoln Cemetery Preservation Association (LCPA). Most recently, I was appointed to the boards of the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) and Children’s Advocacy Committee (CAC).

While not political in nature, my experiences in the community along with my education have given me valuable insight into the important role that local government plays in the quality of life for the people it serves. And I look forward to putting this insight, experiences, and passion for service to use as a member of the council while working alongside my colleagues to protect the quality of life for residents of the Gettysburg borough.


Department Memberships

DepartmentJob titleDate Served - If Applicable
Council Member
January 2, 2024 to January 3, 2028
Active Membership