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City Council Members

James Reichenbach
Council President

jreichenbach@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2012

Current term ending: January 2020

Occupation: Consultant

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

Council activities: Ex-officio member of all City Council committees; Member of the Lancaster Recreation Commission Board; member of Lancaster Public Library Board; member of Lancaster Property Reinvestment Board; member of the Lancaster City Housing Authority Board.

 

Chris Ballentine
Council Member

cballentine@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: November 2017

Current term ending: January 2020

Occupation: Digital & Segment Communications Specialist (CNH Industrial)

Council activities: Chairman of the City Council Finance Committee; member of the Public Safety and Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization committees.

Community activities: member of CHI St. Joseph's Catholic Health Initiatives Board of Directors, member of Lancaster City Human Relations Commission (LCHRC) board, member of Leadership Lancaster Board of Directors.

 

Faith Craig
Council Member

fcraig@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2018

Current term ending: January 2022

Occupation: Business owner

Education: School District of Lancaster; ASSETS Lancaster business management program; Cosmetology instructor.

Council activities: Chairwoman of the City Council Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, member of the Public Safety and Public Works committees.

Community activities: Judge of Elections, Poll Clerk, former member of the Lancaster City Planning Commission.

 

 

Janet Diaz
Council Member

jdiaz@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2018

Current term ending: January 2022

Occupation: Stroke registrar

Education: Graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School and Associate's Degree, Thompson Institute; attend Lancaster Bible College

Council activities: Chairwoman of the City Council Personnel Committee, member of the Public Works and Finance committees.

Community activities: YMCA sexual assault advocate; church Sunday School teacher, choir member, finance assistant and visited the sick and elderly in hospitals and nursing homes; volunteer at Heart Walk and at Crispus Attucks Community Center events; member of the Latino Caucus of Lancaster County; campaign volunteer.

 

John Graupera
Council Member

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

Community activities: Board member, Shreiner Concord Cemetery Foundation

 

Ismail Smith Wade-El
Council Member

ismithwadeel@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2018

Current term ending: January 2022

Occupation: grant writer/researcher

Education: Bachelor's degree, Carnegie Mellon University

Council activities: Chairman of the City Council Community Development & Planning Committee, member of the Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization and Personnel committees; Lancaster Recreation Commission, Lancaster Public Art Advisory Board, Lancaster County Planning Commission and Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee.

Community activities: Lancaster Branch NAACP Executive Board Member, Lancaster County Council of Churches Board of Directors Member, Crispus Attucks Community Center Board Member. Member, Global Shapers. Member, Lancaster Young Professionals.

 

Pete Soto
Council Member

psoto@cityoflancasterpa.com

Began serving on City Council: January 2014

Current term ending: January 2022

Occupation: Inventory Clerk

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

Council activities: Chairman of the City Council Public Safety Committee; member of the Community Development & Planning and Personnel Planning committees; member of the Lancaster Recreation Commission Board of Directors and Lancaster City Traffic Commission.