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City Council Members

John Graupera
Council President

jgraupera@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2000

Current term ending: January 2020

Occupation: Educator, School District of Lancaster

Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia; Master of Science in Education, Penn State University, State College

Council activities: Ex-officio member of all City Council committees

Community activities: Board member, Shreiner Concord Cemetery Foundation

 

James Reichenbach
Council Member

jreichenbach@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2012

Current term ending: January 2020

Occupation: Program Director

Education: Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science, Penn State University; Master of Science in Psychology, Walden University

Council activities: Chairman of the City Council Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee; member of Council Community Development & Planning and Public Safety committees; Chairman of the Lancaster Recreation Commission Board of Directors; member of Lancaster City Property Reinvestment Board

 

Tim Roschel
Council Member

troschel@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2006

Current term ending: January 2018

Occupation: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Electrician

Education: Lancaster Catholic High School (1982); Bachelor of Arts in English Communications, Lebanon Valley College

Council activities: Chairman of the City Council Public Works Committee; member of the Finance and Community Development & Planning committees

Community activities: Lancaster Labor Council Executive Board member

 

Danene Sorace
Council Member

dsorace@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2014

Current term ending: January 2018

Occupation: Self-employed Small Business Owner

Education: Juniata High School (1990); Albright College (1994); Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Council activities: Chairwoman of the City Council Finance Committee; member of the Council Public Works and Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Committees; co-chair of the Public Arts Advisory Board Master Planning Committee

Community activities: Fulton Elementary Community School Action Team member; YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Committee member

 

Pete Soto
Council Member

psoto@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2014

Current term ending: January 2018

Occupation: Inventory Clerk

Education: J.P. McCaskey High School (1978)

Council activities: Chairman of the City Council Planning & Community Development Committee; member of the Council Personnel and Public Works committees; member of the Lancaster Recreation Commission Board of Directors, Lancaster County Planning Commission board, and the Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee.

 

Louise B. Williams
Council Member

lowilliams@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2006

Current term ending: January 2018

Occupation: Retired Magisterial District Justice

Education: Abington High School; Lincoln University

Council activities: Chairwoman of the City Council Public Safety Committee; member of the Personnel and Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization committees; member of the Lancaster CityTraffic Commission; and member of the board of directors of the Community Action Program and policy council member

Community activities: Board member, Crispus Attucks Community Center; and vice president of programs of the YMCA Lancaster

 

Barbara J. Wilson
Council Vice President

bwilson@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2012

Current term ending: January 2020

Occupation: Associate Director of Auxiliary Services, Franklin & Marshall College

Education: Columbia Junior/Senior High School; Lebanon Valley College; Elizabethtown College

Council activities: Chairwoman of the City Council Personnel Committee; member of Council Finance and Public Safety committees; board treasurer of the Lancaster City Housing Authority; and member of the Lancaster City Public Arts Advisory Board

Community activities: Member of Bethel AME Church; Order of the Eastern Star, Deborah Chapter No. 56