The Borough of Hatfield has a Council/Mayor form of government. (In the early 1900’s, the Mayor was known as the “Burgess”.) There are five Council members who are elected “At Large” (they each represent the entire Borough, as opposed to “Ward” representation) to four-year terms. Each Council member also maintains a position on one or more of the seven Borough Council Committees. The powers of Council are broad and extensive, covering virtually every function of municipal government, including the creation of new legislation and the approval of the yearly budget. In addition to the five council members, the position of Mayor is also filled by election. In the event of a tie Council vote, it is the duty of the Mayor to cast the deciding vote. This is the only time that the Mayor may vote. In 1979, Borough Council appointed its first Borough Manager. It is the Borough Manager’s responsibility to direct the business operations of the borough. The manager works closely with all department heads to insure the health and welfare of the borough residents.
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Mary Ann Girard
Mary Anne is a long-time resident who has been active in the community as a volunteer with Hatfield Area Little League, Cub Pack 510, MSA Soccer and St. Maria Goretti CYO. She currently volunteers at Abington Lansdale Hospital in the Orthopedic Unit. Mary Anne is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College with a BS in Biology; she has also earned a Professional Certificate in Accounting from MCCC. Her work experience has focused on accounting in nonprofit entities; other experience includes R & D for a water treatment company and bookkeeping/tax office for a school district. Mary Anne currently sits on the Public Safety, HEROC and Dual Action Committees.
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