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Susan Powell

 

Middletown Township Council 1st District

Preserving our Past with a Focus on our Future

l have been actively engaged in Middletown Township’s guardianship since 2011, formerly serving on the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Planning Commission.  I have served on Township Council for four years and participate two of its sub-committees; the Planning Committee and the Design Review Committee.  Of my primary focus on Council has been spearheading the redevelopment of the old Roosevelt School property, bringing to life a welcoming and thriving community center that will house much needed community space, added park space for our residents south of Baltimore Pike and soon our new Library.  I have been resolute in helping both the Middletown Historical Society and the Middletown Library finding not just space but new homes in a wonderfully repurposed venue. On the Design Review Committee, I've worked closely with commercial developers to ensure their projects meet the design standards of the Township and our community.

I was born and raised in Middletown, leaving only for four years at Kutztown University where I graduated with a BA in English Literature.  After residing a few years in neighboring Brookhaven with my husband David to start a family, we decided to move back to Middletown so our children could attend the award-winning Rose Tree Media School District.  We haven't moved since.

I work as a Landscape Project Manager in and around Middletown since 2001 and was recently recognized as the Business Person of the Year by the Middletown Township Business and Professional Association.

I will continue to passionately advocate for open space and practical development when preservation is not possible. I embrace the longstanding goal of Council to keep township taxes among the lowest in the county.  And on a broader scale, I would like to address issues of recycling and reduction of waste.  And last, but most importantly is communicating with residents, responding to individual neighbors who have a concern of a more personal nature.