Warrington Township
The Gateway to Bucks County Since 1734

Board of Supervisors

 

The second and fourth Tuesdays of the month for Public Meetings. Special Hearings occur on an as needed basis.
The Board of Supervisors are scheduled to meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 pm. The meetings will take place both in person at the Warrington Township Building, 852 Easton Road as well as via Zoom. There will no meeting the evening of Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

To register via zoom for 2nd Tuesday, click here.

To register via zoom for 4th Tuesday, click here.

All interested parties can send in their public comments (stating name and address) prior to the meeting at  publicinfo@warringtontownship.org. The public will have a chance to speak virtually during public comment section of the meeting (expect to state your name and address).

The Board of Supervisors Zoom meeting audio will remain OFF until the start of the meeting start time. 

Supervisors are elected for differing terms. Warrington Township Supervisors are as follows:

Fred R. Gaines, Chair – expires 12/31/23
Eileen Albillar, Vice Chair – expires 12/31/23
Ruth Schemm, Member – expires 12/31/25
Michael J. Diorka, Member – expires 12/31/27
Vanessa Maurer, Member – expires 12/31/27

Township Manager: Barry Luber, CFO
Jeannine Fielding, Secretary – (Township Staff)

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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.

Eileen Albillar, Vice-Chair, 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.

 

 Ruth L. Schemm, Member, 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. 

Michael J. Diorka, Member, Board of Supervisor

Dr. Michael J. Diorka retired from The University of Pennsylvania in 2017 after 22 years of service both as a Director of Recreation and Senior Level Associate Director of Athletics for Facility Management since 1996.  In these positions, he was the senior administrator overseeing all recreation and intercollegiate facilities and operations, game management and equipment operations.  He has also been involved in the day-to-day activities of all of Penn Athletics’ construction projects during the recent Campaign for Penn Athletics which included the George A. Weiss Pavilion, the Donald A. Frey Athletic Training Room; the Penn Park Athletic/Recreation Complex; the Tse Center at Hutchinson Gymnasium; River Fields Park including the move of Rhodes Field and the building of Ellen Vagelos C’90 Field; and the Franklin Field turf, track, and plaza replacement.

Dr. Diorka has been with Penn Athletics since 1996, initially serving as the department’s Director of Recreation and Program Services until his promotion in 2007.  In2012, he was a nominee for the University’s Model of Excellence.

Prior to his arrival at Penn, Dr. Diorka was the Director of Recreational Programs at Tulane University in New Orleans from 1988-96.  Before that, he was at Saint Joseph’s University as an assistant cross country/track coach (1978-88) and Assistant Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for Recreation and Athletic Facilities (1981-88).

From 1971-81, Dr. Diorka worked at Great Valley High School in Malvern, PA as a teacher, coach, and Director of Student Activities.  In 1977, he was honored with the yearbook dedication.

From 2002-09, Dr. Diorka taught courses on “Stadium/Arena Design and Management” as well as “Sport and Recreation Management” at Temple University’s School of Tourism/Hospitality Management.  From 2003-05 he taught a course on “The Business of Sport” at Drexel’s Goodwin Evening College of Adult Learning.  From 2001-03, he taught “Legal Aspects of Sport” and “Leadership and Management” at Neumann College’s Department of Sport Management; and from 1993-96 he taught “Legal Aspects of Law and Recreation” and “Event and Facility Management” at Tulane’s Department of Sport and Exercise Science. Upon retirement in 2017 from Penn, Dr. Diorka returned to Temple as an Adjunct Professor and taught Stadium and Arena Design and Construction Management and Sport Facility Management in the Master’s degree program in STHM.

Dr. Diorka has also consulted at institutions such as Princeton University, Villanova University, Georgetown University Law School, the University of San Francisco’s Koret Recreational Center, and served in a support capacity for the 1992 U.S. Olympic Committee Track & Field Trials in New Orleans.  He also founded the Hawk Harrier (1982) and Gulf States Running Camps (1997) which are still in existence.

In 2010, Dr. Diorka was honored by the Temple Alumni Association with its “Certificate of Honor” in recognition of distinguished contribution to the profession and appreciation of services to sport and recreation.

As your elected Supervisor, you will receive the time, attention and respect as a resident.  Operational efficiency and effectiveness will be an integral component in meeting required services. As a resident and taxpayer for 25 years, please know “I am one of you”.

Mike and his wife Roseann of 50 years have four daughters and five grandchildren.

Vanessa Maurer, Member, Board of Supervisor

My husband and I moved to Bucks County 18 years ago from Colorado when I was pregnant with my first-born son. The following year my twin girls were born making me the proud mother of three children. Warrington Township, The Gateway to Bucks County, provides a unique quality of life that we have enjoyed while raising our family in the community we adore.

My background in finance and accounting in which I bring over 25 years’ experience puts me in a unique position to be able to serve the community of Warrington. Knowledge and expertise in accounting and finance are critical as well as proven leadership. Presently, I am a Vice President of Executive Accounts, and a former CFO of the oldest and largest commercial insurance consortium in Pennsylvania servicing governmental, religious, and non-profit organizations including municipalities. In these roles I have been accountable to provide fiscal stewardship over taxpayer funds and implement risk management supervision.

In addition to this, I have served on various non-profit boards including School District Insurance Consortium and School District Service Corporation as well as being a board member of St. Jude’s HSA. I have spent countless hours volunteering for student youth programs, and advocating for young adults with special needs. I bring both business acumen, and community fund-raising experience to my appeal.

I am looking forward to serving as a Township Supervisor. I would like to see Warrington Residents put first before local big government. I want to protect our tax dollars by providing fiscal accountability, and prioritizing community feedback. I am proud of our First Responders that defend and serve in our community, and I want to support our First Responders and ensure have the resources to keep us safe. I want to promote smart growth, and preserve our community’s environment rather than unrestrained expansion without safeguards to our ground water. Warrington deserves forward-thinking leadership that works together putting residents first that will sustain future generations.

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