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​Borough Council

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Aaron L. Gast

Mayor

Term Expires January of 2028

814-440-9847

204 N. Skytop Road

Edinboro, PA 16412

aaron.gast@gmail.com

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Mary Ann Horne

Deputy Mayor

Term Expires January of 2026

Phone: N/A

107 Hillcrest Drive

Edinboro, PA 16412

maryannhorne@yahoo.com

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Patricia Davis

Council Member

Term Expires January of 2026

Phone: N/A

1200 Lakeside Drive

Edinboro, PA 16412

patdavis1200@gmail.com

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Mark Eisert

Council Member

Term Expires January of 2028

814-397-0087

124 Harrison Drive

Edinboro, PA 16412

markeisert@msdjs.com

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Amanda Frantz-Mamani

Council Member

Term Expires January of 2028

Phone: N/A

109 Hillcrest Drive

Edinboro, PA 16412

mamani@coaxpa.com

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Kelly Gheres

Council Member

Term Expires January of 2026

Phone: N/A

120 Madeline Drive

Edinboro, PA 16412

kgheres@gmail.com

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George Gast

Council Member

Term Expires January of 2026

716-713-6152

210 Elm Street

Edinboro, PA 16412

george.gast81@gmail.com

Committees

Borough Council members serve on committees to discuss specific issues outside of regular meetings of the full Council.  These meetings are open to the public.  For information about attending Council committee meetings, contact Jason Spangenberg at jspangenberg@edinboro.net.

 

Finance Committee

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays monthly @ 4:00 PM

Pat Davis (Chair)

Kelly Gheres

Mary Ann Horne

Ordinance Review Committee

Meets as needed

Mary Ann Horne (Chair)

George Gast

Mark Eisert

Personnel Committee

Meets as needed

Aaron Gast (Chair)

Kelly Gheres

Pat Davis

Public Safety Committee

Meets as needed

George Gast (Chair)

Amanda Frantz-Mamani

Mary Ann Horne

Recreation, Lake, & Environment Committee

Meets as needed

Mark Eisert (Chair)

Pat Davis

Aaron Gast

Streets, Buildings, and Grounds Committee

Meets as needed

Amanda Frantz-Mamani (Chair)

Kelly Gheres

Mark Eisert

Council Liaisons

Represent Council for the listed organization

Boroughs Association - Aaron Gast

Erie County Planning - Aaron Gast 

Edinboro Community & Economic Development - Pat Davis

Edinboro Municipal & Water Authorities - Aaron Gast

Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department - Mary Ann Horne

PennWest Edinboro University - Pat Davis

Environmental Shade Tree Advisory Board - Mary Ann Horne

Erie Area Council of Governments - Pat Davis

Joint Municipal Planning - Aaron Gast

Lakeside Association - Pat Davis

Metropolitan Planning Organization - Aaron Gast

PA Municipal League - Mary Ann Horne

Washington Township - George Gast

Washington Township Parks & Rec - Pat Davis

Watershed Association - Mary Ann Horne

Form of Government

The Home Rule Borough of Edinboro operates under a Council-Manager form of government.  Under this form, Borough Council has all legislative responsibilities and the Borough Manager has all administrative responsibilities.  Seven Borough Council members are elected by the residents of the Borough to serve staggered four-year terms. 

One of the seven Council members is appointed, by Council, as Mayor annually at the Council Reorganizational Meeting (held the first Monday of January, unless the first Monday is a legal holiday, at which point the meeting would be held the following day).  The primary function of the Mayor is to be the presiding officer of the Council meetings, while representing the Borough as the "ceremonial head" of the local government.  All seven members of Council, including the Mayor, share equal authority.

The Borough Manager is also appointed annually at the Council Reorganizational Meeting.  The Manager is considered the chief executive and administrative officer of the Borough and is responsible for all administrative duties of the Borough, including managing personnel and daily operations.

In 1975, the residents of the Borough voted to adopt a Home Rule Charter, altering the form of government.  A Home Rule
municipality no longer has its powers and organization determined by the state legislature. A Home Rule municipality can exercise any power or perform any function not denied by the Constitution, the General Assembly or its own Home Rule Charter. It is not subject to any provisions of the municipal codes. General legislation in specified areas still applies as do all
laws uniform and applicable statewide.  To view the full text of the Charter, click here (also shown to the right, or below if viewing on mobile). To date, more than 70 PA municipalities have adopted a Home Rule Charter. 

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