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.
August 7, 2019 - Today local community leaders from around #MontcoPa gathered to discuss the upcoming Census2020. They are hard-at-work to make sure each person is counted. A #completecount is critical to the future of local communities like the Municipality of Norristown. #MontcoCounts
Photo credit: Montgomery County, PA facebook page
August 13, 2019 - U.S. Senator Bob Casey was in Norristown to meet with County Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Ken E. Lawrence, Jr., Norristown Municipal Council President Sonya Sanders, Councilwoman Valerie Scott Cooper, and Municipal Administrator Crandall Ortiz Jones for updates on projects that will advance the revitalization of downtown Norristown and to tour three successful businesses. Timshel Coffee, Universal Copy & Print Powered by Cadcom and Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits, LLC.
June 28, 2019 - A newly renovated business that once sat vacant has opened its doors at 368 Moore Street in Norristown. A grand opening was held inviting the community to see the upgrades to the building both indoors and outdoors, it now houses three small businesses. Several community leaders including council attended the event.
Photo courtesy of The Times Herald.
June 15, 2019 - Councilman Jones attended the 1st Annual car show hosted by Royalty Elite. A number of vehicles set up at the corner of Dekalb and Marshall Street to show off for spectators. The group hopes to make this a year event.
June 15, 2019 - Happy Flag Day from the Norristown Fire Department!
Upgraded parking meters have been installed along sections of West Marshall Street and throughout parts of town. These meters are more user friendly, they will not take credit card payments along with coins. An app is in the works.
|June 8, 2019 - ACLAMO family services held their annual health fair at the George Washington Carver Center. Several members of council attended the important event.|
Learn more about ACLAMO.
June 7, 2019 - Pennsylvania Governor Wolf and Shira Goodman of Ceasefire Pennsylvania paid a visit to the Sheriff's office to talk about common sense gun control in support of Gun Violence Awareness Day. Council President Sanders was on hand for the visit.
May 7, 2019 - In Spring 2019, Norristown was recognized as a
Silver level certified sustainable community by the program!
In earning the Silver certification, Norristown Municipality is acknowledged for its progress in such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and internal management and operations.
Details about Norristown Municipality’s certification performance website: http://www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org/users/certified_municipalities.
|May 9, 2019 - At the May 9th Norristown Chamber of Commerce event, local business owner Kym Ramsey of The Willow School received the 2019 Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year award from U.S. Small Business Administration.|
|May 16, 2019 - Norristown Councilwoman Valerie Scott Cooper recently visited with residents of the award-winning and newly built Arbor Knoll town homes.||May 23, 2019 - The Student Leadership Academy came to a conclusion with the two groups of students presenting ideas to Norristown Municipal Council and family members.|
May 28, 2019 - Councilman Hakim Jones met with the civic and advocacy class at ACLAMO family services to educate them about Council responsibility and local government.
May 23, 2019 - Norristown Area High School held a Best Buddies event in May, for local students with special needs to make friendships of a lifetime this year with their "Best Buddy!"
See how this program creates an inclusive environment for all students.
See full clip here.
April 2, 2019 - The Municipal Council of Norristown voted to approve a resolution committing Norristown to shift away from fossil fuels and pledge to transition the community towards 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2050.
Read full press release.
April 2, 2019 - Norristown Fire Fighter Tony Barbato was promoted to Fire Captain at the April council meeting by Council President Sonya Sanders.
April 5, 2019 - The Norristown Area School District hosted an event with the Harlem Wizards. Councilman Hakim Jones shared the court alongside Commissioner Ken Lawrence.
April 6, 2019 - Norristown was held on a beautiful Saturday, Municipal Council took part in the day's festivities by honoring Ivan age 10 from Stewart Middle School for winning the Fire Truck Naming Contest. Ivan submitted the name Phoenix, chosen out of over 500 submissions by Norristown Area school children.
See more about the day here.
April 6, 2019 - Councilwomen Rebecca Smith and Olivia Brady joined volunteers to beautify the war memorial on Harding Blvd the morning of Norristown Day as part of the Keep Norristown Beautiful program.
Learn more about Keep Norristown Beautiful.
April 14, 2019 - The Norristown Chamber of Commerce held a fundraiser event with Blues performer D. Mills at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Councilwomen Sonya Sanders and Valerie Scott Cooper attended the event joined by Municipal Administrator Crandall Jones.
Learn more about the chamber.
April 18, 2019 - Councilwoman Valerie Scott Cooper held a Town Hall a the newly built Montgomery Senior Apartments on Powell Street. The evening was filled with informative presentations from the Norristown Recreation Department, Census 2020, Norristown Small Business Assistance Center and Representative Madeleine Dean.
See more photos from the event.
April 18, 2019 - Norristown Municipal Councilwoman Heather Lewis and Municipal Administrator Crandall O. Jones, ICMA-CM were in attendance at the 30th Anniversary Gala for Habitat for Humanity on April 18th with special guest of honor Philadelphia Eagles player and philanthropist Malcolm Jenkins.
April 20, 2019 - Councilman Hakim Jones was instrumental in the planning of the Parents for Education event at the Norristown Public Library. The event promoted advocacy for schools in Norristown, in conjunction with the Norristown Men of Excellence, Urban League of Philadelphia, and PA School Works.
|April 28, 2019 - Council President Sonya Sanders teamed up with Pastors Almedya to clean up McCann park with students from Norristown Area High School as part of the student leadership academy. |
See more photos from the academy here.
|March 5, 2019 - President Sanders swears in the newest member of the Norristown Fire Department Kevin Murphy.|
March 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.
|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.|
|February 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Municipal Council would like to wish the Norristown Basketball Team good luck on their way to State Playoffs!
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.
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.
|Sonya 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)
Follow Councilwoman Sanders on Facebook.
|Heather 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)
|January 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
|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.
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