Council Corner

Municipal Council 2019 Group Photo

Council activities and actions

Stay connected with Norristown Municipal Council, learn more about Council initiatives, events, and legislation. This news page highlights policy changes, council procedures, and is updated frequently.   Follow municipal social media pages, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

January 2019

Sonya (Fisher) Sanders - More InformationSonya Sanders re-elected as President 

January 7, 2019 - Councilwoman Sonya Sanders was re-elected as the Municipal Council President at the January re-organization meeting.  This is Sanders fourth consecutive year as President.  Her term expires on December 31, 2021.   (see bio)
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Heather Lewis - More InformationHeather Lewis elected as Vice President 

Councilwoman Heather Lewis was elected to the Vice President role at the January re-organization meeting, this is the first year for the 2nd District councilwoman.  Her term expires on December 31, 2019. (see bio)

New Police Officer Tiffany BobbJanuary 7, 2019 - At the January Council Meeting Tiffany Bobb received the oath of office as an entry level police officer in the Norristown Police Department.  Officer Bobb is the fifth female officer hired on the force.   Pictured here with Chief Talbot, Judge Hunsicker and Captain Clowser.  

In the News: New Police Officers are Ready to Serve the Community After Graduating From MCCC’s Municipal Police Academy - Around Ambler
Council at Centre Theater Event January 26, 2019 - Council President Sonya Sanders and 4th District Councilman Hakim Jones attended the unveiling of the newly renovated Centre Theater in downtown Norristown.

Learn more about Centre Theater

       

February 2019

Deputy Fire Chief Swearing inFebruary 5, 2019 - Council President Sonya Sanders swears in first ever career Deputy Fire Chief Richard Lockhart in the Norristown Fire Department. Chief Lockhart started his career 32 years ago, and will also assume the duties of the Fire Marshal.  

In the News: Norristown Appoints Deputy Fire Chief - The Times Herald 
Arbor Knoll Ribbon Cutting
February 13, 2019 - Members of municipal council celebrated the opening of Arbor Knoll, the third development project for Progressive Housing in Norristown.  

Learn more about the Arbor Knoll Townhome development.

In the News:  Arbor Knoll community in Norristown holds ribbon-cutting - The Times Herald


Rep. Dean office opening
February 21, 2019 - Congresswoman Madeleine Dean held an open house for her new Norristown Office located at 101 East Main Street.  Hours of operation, constituent services and contact information can be found online.

See Press Release Here.
Council retreat

February 23, 2019 - Municipal Council held its annual retreat at Corbett Inc.  The day and a half were spent analyzing the strategic direction of the municipality, reviewing progress and planning for 2019 and beyond.    

See more photos from the retreat here
Black History Month Event
February 24, 2019 - A packed housed enjoyed an afternoon of live music, spoken word, vendors and black history exhibits hosted by the Norristown NAACP Youth Chapter & Freedom Fund and partially sponsored by members of Council.  
Supporting Local teams
Municipal Council would like to wish the Norristown Basketball Team good luck on their way to State Playoffs!  
Food truck workshop
February 28, 2019 - The Norristown Small Business Assistance Center hosted an entrepreneurship workshop for aspiring food truck and restaurant owners.  Look for future workshops and events by visit the SBAC page
Honoree Chief Talbot
February 28, 2019 - Norristown Police Department’s Chief Mark Talbot was honored at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Black History Month Celebration. He was recognized for his dedication, commitment, and contributions to the Norristown community.

March 2019

Swearing in of Firefighter Kevin MurphyMarch 5, 2019 - President Sanders swears in the newest member of the Norristown Fire Department Kevin Murphy. Cooper Town Hall

Youth and Law Enforcement ForumMarch 5, 2019 -  The Montgomery County Public Defenders Office held their fifth Youth and Law Enforcement Forum at Eagleville Hospital.  In attendance were members from Norristown Police Department and Councilman Hakim Jones.

Photo credit: Public Defenders Office Facebook page.
Councilwoman Cooper at NLC Meeting March 9, 2019 -  Councilwoman Valerie Scott Cooper attended the National League of Cities Legislative Action Committee meeting at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.  City officials will learn more about the common challenges affecting cities during workshops and general sessions. Conference delegates will get specialized training to build leadership skills and conduct productive meetings with federal representatives. The National League of Cities is a resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders. Learn more about the NLC.


Legislation: 


Learn more about the newest legislation passed by council. 

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

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In the News:


Norristown Council holds reorganization meeting By Oscar Gamble

Norristown officials debut 'Quint' The Times Herald

Norristown appoints deputy fire chief By Oscar Gamble

Norristown council considers streetlight overhaul By Oscar Gamble

Norristown holds pair of redevelopment forums By Oscar Gamble

Developers update Norristown council on projects By Oscar Gamble

Norristown Council honors citizen leaders

Norristown council recognizes code department

Norristown adopts budget with no tax increase

Norristown swears in 2 officers, becomes Keep America Beautiful affiliate


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