134 South Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

Borough Council Members

Borough Council

Daniel R. Chiavaroli Daniel R. Chiavaroli - Council President

Dan Chiavaroli represents the Third Ward. He was first elected to Council in 1984 and has served his constituents consecutively for the past thirty six years. An Air Force veteran and a native of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, Chiavaroli is also President and Director of the Nazareth Ambulance Corps and the Borough’s liaison to the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce. As President of Council, Chiavaroli presides at all Borough Meetings and Workshops and attends the eight Borough committee meetings held each month. Dan is a retired NCR manager and he and wife Gayle have two married sons, Dan Jr. and David.

Councilman - Third Ward
Dan Chiavaroli
231 S. Whitfield Street
Nazareth, PA 18064
610–759–7256 (H)
610–533–3338 (C)

Carl A. Fischl Carl A. Fischl - Council Vice President

Retired teacher Carl Fischl ran a successful write-in campaign to get on the ballot then later win his first term as a Second Ward Councilman in 2012 before being re-elected to a second four year term in 2016 and a third term in 2020. Fischl’s career included many years as a head football coach at the central Pennsylvania high school where he taught. Carl led the Fire Committee from 2012 through 2014 and has been the Chairman of the Borough’s Police Committee for the past six years and will now continue in that role. He has served on several of the Borough’s Hiring groups and is currently on the Police Pension Board as well as the Environmental Steering and Public Property Committees. He and wife Barbara are also active with the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity and Carl serves as the Council liaison to the Library Board.

Councilman - Second Ward
Carl A. Fischl
135 S. Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

Lance E. Colondo Lance E. Colondo - Mayor
Directs Nazareth Police Department

Lance Colondo was appointed to Council in February of 2014 to serve a two year term. Colondo has long been active with the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce and sought appointment to the Mayor’s seat in May of 2013 following the resignation of Fred Daugherty Jr.. Colondo was elected to a two year term in 2016 when he lived in the Borough's Third Ward. Colondo has served as the Borough’s liaison to the Nazareth Area Council of Governments and to the Nazareth Economic Development Commission in addition to his duties as Law Committee Chairman before being elected Mayor in November of 2017. Colondo resides in the Borough’s Second Ward and is employed by Unity Bank

Lance E. Colondo
334 Madison Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-392–7656 (c)

Carl R. Strye Jr. Carl R. Strye Jr. - Councilman
Chairman - Public Property Committee

Carl Strye has spent most of his life in public service. Strye was appointed Mayor in May of 2013 having already announced his candidacy for a Third Ward Council post and also filing for a spot on the Primary Ballot as Mayor, then was a clearcut winner of both seats in November. Following in his father’s footsteps, Carl Jr. has been a volunteer fireman for forty plus years and was President of the Vigilance Hose Fire Company for twenty two years. Strye was the "Voice" of Nazareth Football and Girls Basketball as game-day announcer from 1990 till 2016 and was chairman and organizer of the Halloween Parade from 1987 to 2012. Strye also became active with the current Pool Initiative and is on the Nazareth Ambulance Board and the newly formed Nazareth Day Commission. Strye lives on Seip Avenue, is employed by Washtec Incorporated and has two daughters and two granddaughters.

Councilman - Third Ward
Carl R. Strye Jr.
703 Seip Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-7743 (H)
484 -239 - 3146 (C)

Michael J. Kopach Michael J. Kopach - Councilman
Chairman - Law Committee

First elected in the year 2000, Michael Kopach is now beginning his sixth term as First Ward Councilman. Throughout most of his years on Council, Kopach has served as Public Works Chairman. Kopach, however, has also led the Fire Committee and the Finance Committee and has served on the Police and Ecology Committees. Following the January 2020 Reorganization, Kopach will continue to lead the Borough's Law Committee. A lifelong Nazareth resident, Mike is a retired Lone Star Cement employee and a Nazareth High School graduate. Mike and wife Deb have a son and a daughter.

Councilman - First Ward
Michael J. Kopach
202 Woodside Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-8379 (H)

Charles A. Donello Charles A. Donello - Councilman
Chairman-Environmental Steering Committee

Charles Donello was first elected to Council in 2008 to serve a two year term and followed that by being elected to his first full four year term in 2010. Donello is a Mack Truck retiree and was a longtime District XI wrestling official. Over his years on Council, he has primarily served as Chairman of the Ecology Commission and served a one year stint as head of our Public Works Committee. Donello also is the Borough’s liaison to the Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority and has led the Borough’s Shade Tree Commission and currently interacts with all refuse and recycling matters throughout the Borough. Donello is responsible for all tree plantings and tree removals for the area between Borough streets and sidewalks and the pruning of all trees which are in the "right of way". Charles and wife Georgette have a son and a daughter.

Councilman - Third Ward
Charles A. Donello
317 S. Whitfield Street
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-4275 (H)
484-274-2235 (C)

Jessica G. Teel Jessica G. Teel - Councilwoman
Chairperson-Finance Committee

Jessica Teel was appointed to Council on October 3, 2016 to represent the Borough's Second Ward. Teel replaced longtime Councilman John N. Samus who was appointed Mayor in September of 2016 as she bested three other applicants for the nomination. Jessica led the Borough's Fire Committee for four years and has been the Borough's representative to the Nazareth Council of Governments and has been part of the current redo of the Nazareth Comprehensive Plan which is nearing completion. She remains active with animal control matters in the Borough and has been instrumental in the current feral cat "Trap Neuter Release" program. Ms. Teel currently leads the Borough's Finance Committee and also serves on the Fire and Public Property Committees. Beginning in 2020, she will lead the Borough's Finance Committee and assist with the annual budgeting process. Her current term ends on December 31, 2021.

Councilwoman - Second Ward
Jessica Teel
41 S. Pine Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

Christopher D. Crook Christopher D. Crook - Councilman
Chairman-Public Works

Christopher Crook was first elected to Council in 2018 having previously served on the Borough's Library Board where he remains a board member and an active contributor. Chris had led the Borough's Technology Committee since coming on to Council and has overseen major upgrades with computer links for our Police Department, parking aps which allow for remote meter payment and for the Borough's enhanced video surveillance in our Park and Pool. Although he will continue in his capacity as the Borough's liaison to the Nazareth Economic Development Commission, with the start of 2020, Councilman Crook's role will change as he will now lead the Borough's Public Works Committee and provide direction for street repairs and the maintenance of all Borough Parks, the Walking Trails and all other Borough buildings and facilities. The roots of public service are deep in his family as Councilman Crook's grandmother, Evelyn Huth, was the Borough's first female member of Council and his father, Daryl Crook served on Council from 1980 to 1984. His current term ends on December 31, 2021.

Councilman - First Ward
Christopher D. Crook
212 N. Church Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

Kayla Green Kayla Green - Councilwoman
Chairperson-Technology Committee

Kayla Green was elected to Council to represent the Borough's First Ward for a four year term beginning in January 2020. Green replaced retiring Councilman Frank Maurek and with an extensive background in technology and information security matters she became the Technology Committee Chairperson. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Kayla joined Council with the hope of keeping our Borough "a safe, enjoyable and affordable place to live". Public service runs in her family as her father, Chris Mormak is one of the Borough's longest serving firemen. Kayla is employed by Lutron Electronics. Her current term ends on December 31, 2023.

Councilwoman - First Ward
Kayla Green
132 N. Green Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

Laureen Pellegrino Laureen Pellegrino - Councilwoman
Chairman-Fire Committee

Laureen Pellegrino was appointed to Council on August 27, 2020 to fill the unexpired term of David D. Mattei who resigned on July 31, 2020. Laureen, a career Mechanical Engineer, possesses several Engineering degrees earning her Bachelors from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from Dowling College in Oakdale New York and is nearing Spring 2021 completion of her Masters of Engineering Management from Drexel University. She is a member of the Borough's Planning Commission, President of the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley and a Board of Directors member of the Nazareth Center for the Arts. She is serving on the Borough's Technology and Law Committees and is chairing the Fire Committee. Laureen's goals include ensuring a safe and prosperous environment for our Borough with a focus on strategic planning and economic growth.

Councilwoman - Second Ward
Laureen Pellegrino
444 E. Center Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

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