Borough Council

 

 

  • GALE E. GALLO

    Council President

    As a 35 year resident of Lemoyne, and a greater Harrisburg native, my roots are in our community. I have raised two sons in Lemoyne, one of whom still resides here with my three grandchildren.

    I graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with an Associate of Arts in Social Science, then went on to Penn State Harrisburg earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Finance.

    My professional career has been in banking and, specifically, mortgage banking, which I continue to do.

    I have been involved in our community for many years, serving as President of the Lemoyne Business Association and hosting the annual Harrisburg Symphony Concert at Negley Park. I also serve on the Borough’s Planning Commission.

    But I am especially honored to represent our community as Council President. It is my goal to promote Lemoyne as a Gateway to Cumberland County and a premier community within our region. I am grateful for the support and guidance of Lemoyne Borough Council and our Borough staff in meeting this goal.

    I invite your comments and concerns and can be reached at ggallo@lemoynepa.com.

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    Zachary Border

    Council Vice President

    Zach and his wife Emily have lived in Lemoyne since 2009 and one year Old Son Jacob.

    Zach is a native of Easton, Pennsylvania and is a 2007 graduate of Lancaster Bible College.  Prior to being elected to the borough council in 2013, he served as president of the neighborhood watch group Eye on Crime, was a member of the Zoning Hearing Board, and a member of the Planning Commission. Zach is currently employed by the he Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania as a Legislative assistant and serves as an Elder at Compass Point Church.

    On Council, Zach serves as the Chairman of the Administration Committee. He also serves on the Zoning and Ordinance Committee and the Sewer Committee. As well as being a member of the planning commission. 

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  • Dan GreenDan Green

    Council Member

    Dan and his wife Carolyn moved to Lemoyne in 2013.  Shortly after arriving in the borough, Dan was appointed to serve on the board of the Lemoyne Municipal Authority which oversees the upgrade and property of the Lemoyne Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Elected to Borough Council in 2015, Dan was chosen to Chair the Sewer Committee, as well as to serve on the Parks & Recreation / Community Development and Administration committees.  In his professional life, Dan has worked on behalf of consumers and constituents as a research analyst on a number of committees in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  Dan grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and graduated from Lynn University (FL) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  You can find Dan at Senators games with his wife or walking with his Jack Russell Terrier, Taco, near his home on Woodside Ave.

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  • EBP_7283-2-8x10Bob Rapak

    Council Member

    Before being elected to Lemoyne Borough Council, Bob graduated with a B.S. degree in Law Enforcement and Corrections from The Pennsylvania State University.  He also graduated from the FBI National Academy. During his more than 27 year career with Harrisburg Bureau of Police he rose through the ranks and served as the Forensic Officer, a Uniformed Patrol Platoon Commander, the Commander of the Technical Services Division and the Commander of Criminal Investigation Division.  Upon retirement from the City of Harrisburg Bob served as the Officer in Charge of the Office of Professional Responsibility with the Pennsylvania Capitol Police.  Bob played a major role in obtaining and retaining International and State Law Enforcement Accreditation for both of these police agencies.  In 2012 he was selected as the Section Chief with the Charities Special Investigations Unit, of the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation.  Bob has also served as an adjunct instructor with Harrisburg Area Community College as certified by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission.  He has lived in the Harrisburg area all of his adult life and moved to Lemoyne in 2011. Bob is a member of numerous professional, fraternal and civic organizations.

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  • Sue Yenchko

    Council Member

    Sue Yenchko, a native of Hazleton PA, has lived in Lemoyne for 27 years.  During her 45 year career in Government Relations on local, state and federal levels, Sue worked on state environmental policy development and long-range planning issues.  She worked for two Fortune 500 companies, a public utility, a state-wide business trade association and with the state legislature’s Consumer Protection Committee.

    Sue has also been active in service to the state and the community.  She chaired the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, served on the several boards including the Nature Conservancy, the Central PA Youth Ballet, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, and was a Board Trustee for Susquehanna University.  Sue was instrumental in the formation of the Harrisburg Young Professionals, and she spent many volunteer years working with the Borough on the comprehensive plan, streetscape improvements and the Lemoyne Passage Mural found on the southbound Lemoyne exit ramp from I-83.

    A graduate of Susquehanna University, Sue earned an MBA degree from Mt. St. Mary’s University.

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  • Chris Purcell

    Council Member

    As a 28 year resident of Lemoyne, Chris has participated in many activities which have contributed to the betterment of the Central PA region.
    As a professional musician, Chris was recognized by Harrisburg Magazine as a Mover & Shaper in creativity; as an Instructor of Music at Harrisburg Area Community College (20 years), Chris was awarded for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to the study of Music Education; as founder of Lemoyne based Anevon Music Productions, she was awarded Finalist in the Jazz genre of the USA Songwriting Competition; and in 2009, selected into Who’s Who in America. Chris’ education includes a B.M. Berklee College of Music, M.S. Duquesne University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate (Doctoral) Studies in Music Education, Boston University.
    Chris is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society, and The Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick, Harrisburg. You’ll often find Chris performing the piano/singing at venues throughout the region, teaching her music students, golfing, walking her dogs through Negley Park and bicycling along the Susquehanna River.
    In Lemoyne, Chris has volunteered for community, church and civic events, and hopes to continue to ‘be the change to make the world a better place’ (her motto) as a Borough Council member.

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  • Kasha Griva

    Council Member

    Kasha Griva earned a Bachelor's Degree from Ashford University, is a Golden Key International Honor Society member, and a Certified Master Hypnotist.  She most recently worked as a Therapeutic Staff Support, providing behavioral therapy to children diagnosed with Autism, developmental delays, and sensory processing disorders.

    Kasha is married with three children.  She and her family moved to Lemoyne in 2009.  Both graduates of Cedar Cliff High School, Kasha and her husband chose to raise their family in Lemoyne because of our safe environment, our friendly and family-oriented residents, and our school system, with teachers that care about each student and push them to excel.

    Kasha worked for years as a Business Analyst and Program Director for Electronic Data Systems.  When her children were born, she was impassioned to use her talents to help create a better world.  Since then, she has volunteered her time extensively in the local community as a cheerleading coach for the West Shore Vikings; Secretary for Lemoyne Youth Baseball; PTO Secretary, kid writing volunteer, math tutor, and chaperone for Washington Heights Elementary School; and with a phenomenal group of ladies in the community, assisted in creating the fundraising efforts of Helping Hands 4 Emilia, which benefited a Lemoyne child with cancer.

    In her spare time, Kasha loves to learn new things, travel, cheer on her active family, and play board games. 

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