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
Peter E. Partridge Council Vice-President
Edward R. Mundorf, Council Chair Pro-Tem
Joseph A. Shubert
Kim E. Martin
Susan P. Barley
Harvey E. Thumma, Jr