Board of Supervisors
Established in 1842, the West Hanover Township Board of Supervisors is the elected governing body of the Township. Based on population, West Hanover Township is classified as a Second Class Township under PA local government statutes. In Pennsylvania, all Townships of the Second Class are governed and supervised by an elected Board of Supervisors. In accordance with the PA Second Class Township Code (the law the governs the activities of Townships), the West Hanover Township Board of Supervisors is charged with the general governance of the Township and the execution of legislation, executive and administrative powers in order to ensure the sound fiscal management of the Township and to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the community.
The West Hanover Township Board of Supervisors has five (5) members who are elected at large by Township voters. Each member of the Board of Supervisors is elected for a term of six (6) years.
Board Members and Officers
Chairman – Mr. Kyle Miller – mailto:Miller@westhanover.com
Vice Chairman – Mr. Jay Megonnell- mailto:Megonnell@westhanover.com
Secretary/ Treasurer – Mr. Donald Steinmeier – mailto:email@example.com
Supervisor – Mrs. Gloria Zimmerman – mailto:Zimmerman@westhanover.com
Supervisor – Ms. Stacey Connors – mailto:Connors@westhanover.com
Township Solicitor – Mr. Jon Yost, Yost & Davidson
Township Engineer – HRG Engineering – Ms. Erin Letavic P.E.
First & Third Mondays each month, 7:00 PM
Workshops second Monday, 6:00 PM (as needed)
Kyle Miller, Chairman
|My name is Kyle J. Miller, a lifelong resident of West Hanover Township. I began my schooling at West Hanover Township Elementary and played West Hanover Township Baseball and West Hanover Township Basketball as a child. I graduated from Central Dauphin High school in 1997. I have spent over 38 years in our Township and have personally owned a home within the Township for the last 15 years.
Professionally, I have a proven and knowledgeable history with over 18 years of combined experience providing Construction Services, such as: Construction Inspection, Construction Management, Project Management and other similar duties related to Heavy Highway and Bridge Construction. I am currently fulfilling my fourth term as President for the West Hanover Township Fire Company No.1. I also currently serve on the West Hanover Township Public Safety Advisor Board and the Township Planning Commission.
In October of 2016, I was appointed to fulfill a seat on the Township Board of Supervisors which had been recently vacated. In 2017, I was elected by the residents of West Hanover Township to fulfill the remaining 4 years of the original 6 year term.
I look forward to the future and I will continue to be dedicated to the residents and our community.
Jay Megonnell, Vice-Chairman
|Being a West Hanover native for 67 years, I want West Hanover to prosper and be a model Township. I was elected to a six (6) year term as Township Supervisor in spring 2010, serving as Vice-Chairman. After leaving my office in 2015, and being away for two years, I decided to run for the Office of Supervisor again. I won a six (6) year term as the current Vice-Chairman on the Board of Supervisors.
I currently serve on the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC), Secretary of the Public Safety Advisory Board (PSAB), and alternative representative for the Capital Area Coalition of Governments (CapCOG). I am also appointed as the Liaison for the Fire Company, of which I am a proud member. I have recently stepped down from the Township Board of Auditors and the vacancy board due to conflicts with my current position.
During my first term in office, I got the support (from both the County and the Township) to start the much needed electronic recycling program. I was also involved in the 225th Township Centennial and the construction of the new Firehouse #1, Recreation Hall (formally the fire company)
In the two years I was not supervisor, the Township purchased “the Old Buck’s Tavern” and created four new “permanent positions” with all the benefits. Looks like a tax increase coming in the future to the residents; we need to watch our spending. Remember, “It is not how much you make”, it is “How much you spend”.
The decisions that we make on the Board of Supervisors are often mandated by the state, but we are all here to make West Hanover Great. Health and safety are at our forefront for everyone.
All of my memories are truly West Hanover Township based. Growing up in my father’s business atmosphere (Megonnell’s Garage – which to this day is the longest continuous business in the Township). I remember the local citizens, the schooling and the biological environment that this Township has afforded me. It can never be surpassed. The future of our Community and Citizens are my goals. I will try to work for the people and dedicate my service as Township Supervisor proudly.
Donald Steinmeier, Secretary/ Treasurer
|I have been involved in serving on West Hanover Township Boards since 1972. I have served on the Parks & Recreation Board, Zoning Hearing Board, Sewer Authority Board, Dauphin County Tax Collection Board and the Board of Supervisors. My life experiences on these boards has given me a better working knowledge of our Township and better services for our taxpayer families. |
Gloria Zimmerman, Supervisor
|Being a supervisor is only the beginning. Our main concern is the safety and welfare of the residents. I ran for office because I felt I could make a difference. I had served on the WSA (Water & Sewer Authority), the Planning Commission, Executive Board of EMS, and the Zoning Hearing Board and continue to serve on the Parks & Recreation Board (currently 13 years). I worked the Summer Program for many years. I attended about 90% of the Township meetings before deciding to run for Supervisor. I have been a Supervisor for 12 years and my term expires in 2020.
In my younger years I coached girls’ softball for 12 years and youth soccer for 7 years. I spear-headed the 225th anniversary of West Hanover and served as the Grand Marshall. I helped with the St. Jude Bicycle Run. I have been a liaison to the West Hanover Fire Company; who I have the greatest respect for. I love people and enjoy volunteering. You will see me at Movie Night, Pumpkin Carving, the Egg Hunt, the Fall Fest, and even at the Indoor Yard Sale, selling my treasures.
I am a member of Mt. Laurel Church, where I teach the Adult Sharing Class and VBS. I am a member of the Ladies Ensemble, directed some plays, and participated in the Dinner & Play Program. I have served as a Deaconess, and was the first woman Elder in 121 years. I also started the Women’s Bible study, Women of God. I headed the Shawl Ministry and organized the Woman’s Tear for many years. The church does many outreach programs.
It is quite different sitting in the supervisor’s chair then sitting in the audience. I have learned a lot about rules and regulations. Many times, you want to vote with your heart but your hands are tied. There are many mandates we have to follow and we are not being reimbursed for any. We have become neighbor mediators, project managers, budget balancers, dollar stretcher and so much more. A supervisor is more than a title, it’s a 24 hour job. Thank you for letting me serve.
Stacey Connors, Supervisor
|I would like to thank my neighbors in West Hanover for your support. I am honored to serve as Township Supervisor. I have lived in Dauphin County for 28 years and have dedicated myself to serving the community by serving on multiple boards and volunteering with several organizations. I currently serve on the Bradford Estates Homeowner’s Association Board. Previously, I served on the Friendship Community Center Operating Board, was a Girl Scout Leader and Cheerleading Coach at Holy Name of Jesus, President of the CD High School Boys Soccer Boosters, and Team Manager for LDC United/City Islanders soccer teams.
I have two children, Marie (Mosca) Dunkle (24) and James Mosca (19). I am a graduate of Penn State University and Widener University School of Law. I have worked as an Attorney for the Pennsylvania Senate since 1996. I currently serve as Chief Counsel to the Majority Chairman of the PA Senate Appropriations Committee. In that role, I have been involved in the drafting of significant legislation, including pension reform legislation, the creation of the Independent Fiscal Office to monitor state spending and the budget process, and the Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), which provided for a tax financing program to revitalize the then-struggling city of Allentown, which has been used as a model for economic development in other areas. I also serve on the Public School Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees, and served on the Public Employee Retirement Commission (PERC).
I was elected to a 6-year term as Township Supervisor in November, 2017, and took my Oath of Office on January 2, 2018. I look forward to being able to draw upon my work experience and community involvement in my new role as Township Supervisor. West Hanover Township is growing, and the demographic is changing. I look forward to the opportunity to represent you and to reflect the changing needs of our community.