Board of Supervisors
|The second and fourth Tuesdays of the month for Public Meetings. Special Hearings occur on an as needed basis.
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Supervisors are elected for differing terms. Warrington Township Supervisors are as follows:
Fred R. Gaines, Chair – expires 12/31/23
Ruth Schemm, Vice Chair – expires 12/31/25
Eileen Albillar, Member – expires 12/31/23
Mark E. Lomax, Member – expires 12/31/21
William Connolly, Member – expires 12/31/21
Township Manager: Barry Luber, CFO
Jen Fielding, Secretary – (Township Staff)
Fred Gaines, Chair, Board of Supervisor
With over 45-years as a Professional Environmental Engineer in Pennsylvania and four other States, a Professional Planner in New Jersey and a Diploma in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers specializing in Water Supply and Wastewater I felt that my education and experience could be beneficial in minimizing if not preventing any issues when at the end of 2015 a Board of Supervisor vacancy occurred and the Township simultaneously faced a water supply contamination crisis. These reasons, as well as my many years of working with government clients and serving in various management positions with Inter-State Government agencies and private industry led to my volunteering to serve on the Board of Supervisors. My advanced Degree in Management, as well as my experience with Federal Laws and government contracts has proven to be extremely useful.
Historically, I have continuously served the citizens of Warrington Township, starting shortly after I moved into the community, joining the newly formed Environmental Activities Council first as Vice-Chairman under Fred Achenbach, later as Chairman; as a member of the Zoning Hearing Board the Planning Department under Chairman Anderson, and as a member of the Planning Commission under then Chairwoman Shirley Yannich, and then as its Chairman. Since February 2016 I have served as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
I look forward to working closely with the members of the Board and the professionals on the Township staff as we continue to respond the needs and concerns of the citizens by controlling the Township’s growth, by maintaining its rural character as it matures into a thriving, secure, economically stable, suburban community.
| Ruth L. Schemm, Vice-Chair, Board of Supervisors
I have lived in Warrington for 29 years and started volunteering on the Warrington Park and Recreation Committee over 20 years ago. I also chaired the Open Space and Land Preservation Advisory Board.
I graduated from UPENN with a BS in Occupational Therapy and received an EdD in Urban Education from Temple University. After working in home care in Philadelphia, I entered my “dream” job—teaching college students. Over time, I served in a variety of roles such as: educational manager (Dean, Consultant, Program Chair and Program Planner), scholar (38 publications, editor, reviewer), leader (Open Space and Land Preservation Committee, President, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association) and service (Commonwealth of PA licensure board). National and international consultancy work broadened my vision of how social and constructed environments can enhance individual and community health.
As Dean Emeritus and Professor in the Health Policy and Public Health Department at the University of the Sciences, I am exposed to new ideas on a regular basis. As a new member of the Board of Supervisors, I will continue to expand my understanding of the issues that will keep Warrington Township a great place to live and work for all residents.
| Eileen Albillar, Member, Board of Supervisors
I am a licensed Social Worker and business owner, and have lived in Warrington Township since 2014. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Mount Holyoke College, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University. I grew up in neighboring Warminster Township and after attending school and working in Massachusetts and Arizona, I returned to the area with my husband Josh, a Police Officer, to raise our family, which now includes children Emily (5) and Andrew (3). In my professional life I have worked for non-profits and local government, with a primary focus on ensuring children, seniors, those living in poverty and other vulnerable populations have access to resources and opportunities in their communities. I was elected to the Warrington Township Board of Supervisors in 2017 for a 6-year term and look forward to serving the residents of Warrington Township.
|Mark E. Lomax, Member, Board of Supervisors
I have lived in Warrington Township for nearly thirty (30) years. I have a BA degree in psychology from LaSalle University, an MBA degree in management from Eastern University, and a MS degree in Higher Education from Drexel University. I have had the honor and privilege of serving on the Warrington Township’s Historic Commission and the Open Space and Land Preservation Committee.
In 2008, I retired as a Major with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) with over 27 years of dedicated service. After retiring from the PSP, I was the interim MBA Program Director for Eastern University. I then became the manager for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Center for Police Leadership and Training in Alexandria, VA. I then spent a year working as a program manager for the United Nations mission in Liberia, West Africa. There I oversaw the Liberian National Police’s Emergency Response Unit (SWAT) and their Police Support Unit (Crowd Control). I provided administrative and operational consultation to the units in preparation for the 2011 Liberian National Presidential Election. After my time in Africa, I came back home and became the Executive Director of the National Tactical Officers Association in Doylestown, PA. I also served as the Association’s principal liaison to the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and the White House. I served as their legislative advocate and testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
I am excited, honored and humbled to work alongside with such a great professional team of the township’s Board of Supervisors, office staff, employees, and our first responders.
William (Bill) Connolly, Member, Board of Supervisors
I moved to Warrington five years ago and found a wonderful welcoming community that I have been proud to serve as a member and Vice Chair of the Planning Commission.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Architecture, I served two years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers including one year as the construction operations officer of the 937th Combat Engineer Group in the Central Highland of Viet Nam, earning a Bronze Star for that service. Following military service, I practiced architecture until joining the New Jersey State government where I worked for 34 years, 31 of them as Director of Housing and Development and later Director of Codes and Standards in the administrations of 8 consecutive governors. I hold licenses as an architect and as a professional planner.
During my time with the state government, I was responsible for state housing programs as well as all aspects of building and development regulation and led an organization of 250 people. I led the writing and implementation of the statewide Uniform Construction Code, the Uniform Fire Code, New Home Warranty and Builder Registration Act, Planned Real Estate (homeowner association) Act, Amusement Ride Safety Act and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Law. All of those laws were new to the state and involved major reform and restructuring of that area of government. We also implemented the state’s affordable housing assistance program, statewide rental assistance program, housing construction programs and landlord tenant laws. These responsibilities involved working closely with local governments. I served as Chair or Vice Chair of the Planning Board in the three different municipalities that I lived in before coming to Warrington and also as Chair of the Zoning Board in one of them, some 41 years in all.
At the national level, I have served as President of the National Conference of the States on Building Codes and Standards and as Treasurer of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Acting on behalf of the US Department of State, I provided technical assistance on building and development regulation to the governments of the City of Moscow, the Russian Federation, and the State of Israel. I am a life member of the International Codes Council, having chaired that group’s committee which incorporated the lessons of 9/11 into America’s building codes.
My avocation has been aviation and military history. I am an avid builder of scale model airplanes and have a few on display in museums.
In the past, Warrington Township suffered greatly from extensive and not very well-planned growth. It has been an honor to use my lifetime of experience in planning and regulation at all levels of government to assist the Board of Supervisors in gaining control over unplanned growth. I chaired the committee which developed an entirely new zoning ordinance to replace the old one that served us so poorly. It is now an honor to serve with the Board of Supervisors and the Township’s outstanding staff.
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|Date:||November 15, 2016|
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|Date:||November 18, 2016|
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|Date:||February 7, 2018|