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Commissioner Heather Lipkin (Ward 1)
Commissioner Heather Lipkin (Ward 1)
817 Lawrence Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-751-8107
Commissioner Alex Karol (Ward 2)
Commissioner Alex Karol (Ward 2)
941 E Federal Street Allentown, PA 18103 484-264-1519
Commissioner Debra Brinton (Ward 3)
Commissioner Debra Brinton (Ward 3)
2011 Cypress Avenue Allentown, PA 18103 610-791-4044
Commissioner Rodney Conn (Ward 5)
Commissioner Rodney Conn (Ward 4)
39 W Cherokee Street Emmaus, PA 18049 484-232-6122
Commissioner Alok Patnaik (Ward 5)
Commissioner Alok Patnaik (Ward 5)

2733 Andrea Drive
Allentown, PA 18103

About the Board of Commissioners

Presently, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners consists of Debra Brinton (President), Rodney Conn (Vice President), Heather Lipkin (President Pro-Tempore), Alok Patnaik and Alex Karol.

Commissioners serve four-year terms, elected in two staggered election cycles. Commissioners for Wards 1, 3, and 5 are elected during the same cycle, as are commissioners for Wards 2 and 4 this guarantees that all five will never be up for election during the same election cycle. The Board elects a President and Vice-President from within to preside over Board meetings; however all members have equal legislative and voting power. All votes on matters such as resolutions, ordinances, motions and policies require a majority of those members present at a meeting in order to pass. For example, at a meeting with all five Commissioners present, a vote of 3-yes and 2-no would be sufficient, or if only three Commissioners are present, a vote of 2-yes and 1-no would be sufficient to pass the motion. However, the appointment of a Township Solicitor or Township Engineer requires a majority of the members to pass (i.e. three or more “yes” votes).

Township Meetings

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

Board Members

  • Debra Brinton, President
    2011 Cypress Avenue
    Ward 3
    Tern Expires 1/1/24
  • Heather Lipkin, President

    817 Lawrence St
    Ward 1
    Term Expires 1/1/24
  • Rodney Conn, Vice President
    39 W Cherokee Street
    Ward 4
    Term Expires 1/1/26
  • Tax Collector/Treasurer (Appointed):
    Treasurer: Ms. Tamara Kulik Smarch
    Phone: (610) 871-0252
    Term Expires 1/1/26
  • Alex Karol
    941 E Federal Street
    Allentown, PA 18103
    Term Expires 1/1/26
  • Alok Patnaik
    2733 Andrea Drive
    Ward 5
    Term Expires 1/1/26


Next Meeting

Board of Commissioners Meeting
December 8, 2022

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