New Salem has an elected 7-member Borough Council which plays a central role in borough government. Council sets policy, enacts legislation, adopts budgets, controls expenditures, appoints advisory commissions and boards, and hires employees. Council members are elected to four year terms, with either 3 or 4 members up for election every 2 years.
Council elects a president, vice-president, and president pro tem from its ranks. The president, in coordination with council, appoints council committees and chairpersons, who are responsible for overall policy implementation.
Council Members and Committees
Vicki M. Rohrbaugh, Council President; Member, Highways/Sidewalks Committee, Sewer Committee and Building Committee.
Kim E. Martin, Council Vice-President; Member Highways/Sidewalks Committee & Personnel Committee; Delegate, Local Government Advisory Committee of the York County Planning Commission
Susan P. Barley, Council Chair Pro-Tem; Member Highways/Sidewalks Committee, Representative, York Adams Tax Bureau
John R. Wainwright, Member Personnel Committee.
Joseph A. Shubert, Member Highways/Sidewalks Committee, Alternate Delegate, Local Government Advisory Committee of the York County Planning Commission
Peter E. Partridge, Member Sewer Committee.
Kathleen W. Yeater, Member Building Committee and Sewer Committee & Personnel Committee.