Following an extensive search and interview process, the Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce their selection of Don Pottiger, CPA to fulfill the job responsibilities of Township Manager for Lower Alsace Township. As described in the job search ads, Lower Alsace Township’s Board of Supervisors are all very engaged in the local community and its many successful volunteer organizations who are also working together for the betterment of the Antietam Valley region. The current Manager plans to retire in January of 2020 and looks forward to working with Don to help him make the transition to this important position easier.
From Don Pottiger:
“I would like to thank the township supervisors for giving me this opportunity to work for them and the citizens of Lower Alsace Township in continuing to progress with the vision for this community. I would especially like to thank Terry Styer for her assistance through this transition. I have known and worked with her in various capacities, and look forward to learning the historical knowledge which will be valuable to me as I continue in my new role. I have resided in the township for over 25 years, and I am looking forward to working with the citizens of the township to determine their concerns, and how township officials can resolve these issues. I would also like to thank the people I have worked with at the City of Reading as the controller over the last six years. I have learned so much, met many great coworkers and elected officials, played a part in making many significant improvements in various areas of the city’s finances and operations, but most of all assisted both citizens and vendors in resolving issues in city government. City Hall is a large building, and it can be tricky to navigate the pathways to get problems solved. ‘I prided myself on always asking “how can I help you?’ Reading was my home for my first 30 plus years, and it will always have a special place in my heart. It took a special opportunity to leave, but being able to be in this role in the place I share a home with my wife Jennifer was a chance I could not pass up.”
Prior to working for Lower Alsace Township, Don has had 30 plus years working in Management and Finance and most recently serving as the Controller, Administrative Services Director and Accounting Manager for the City of Reading. Prior to his service for the City, Don worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Kurtz McNaney & Company who merged with Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP. Don grew up in the City of Reading and for the last 20 years, he and his wife Jen have called Lower Alsace their home.
James Oswald, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors said, “ On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, we are pleased to have found a new Manager of such high caliber that lives right here in the Township. We feel that being a resident will provide Don with a different perspective than someone from outside the Township. We look forward to working with him and are confident that Don will help us keep moving the Township in the same progressive direction as our retiring Manager did.”
On February 15, 2019 invitations were posted for Request for Proposals aimed at contracting a Pension Administrator for the Borough of Mount Penn, Lower Alsace Township, Antietam Valley Municipal Authority, and Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority. Please refer to the documents showing the Summary Award Notice and the complete proposal of the awardee, CBIZ InR.