NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (RVO) – New Bethlehem businessman, Gordon Barrows, has announced his intent to run for reelection for Mayor of New Bethlehem Borough in the November 2021 general election.
Barrows was sworn in as New Bethlehem Mayor after being appointed in December 2019. Before filling the mayoral vacancy, Barrows served on New Bethlehem Borough Council for eight years.
Gordon V. Barrows – New Bethlehem PA
“After prayer and deep reflection, I wish to continue using my talents to best support the community I call home. My desire to continue serving as mayor is deeply rooted in my life-long commitment to the New Bethlehem area and Redbank Valley community.”
Barrows is a 2005 graduate of Redbank Valley High School. Barrows was employed by Tom’s Riverside grocery store for most of his high school and college career.
Barrows mopping floors @ Tom’s Riverside Grocery Store (2011)
“My love for New Bethlehem, and commitment to the Redbank Valley community, began with the many people I met while bagging groceries and mopping floors at Tom’s Riverside.”
Barrows holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Clarion University. Barrows is currently pursuing a Ph.D. equivalent Doctorate of Business Administration degree in Information Technology from Liberty University. GordonBarrows.com/Professor
Barrows operates technology and Internet-marketing firm, TechReady Professionals, parent company for hyper-local community website RedbankValley.org. The firm has been in operation since 2010 and employs a ten-member team.
Mayor Gordon V. Barrows
“As Mayor, I will continue to represent the people of New Bethlehem Borough by helping to facilitate strategic partnerships, educate the community on the benefits of economic development, advocate for local and regional competitive economic vitality as well as help to promote civic leadership and community engagement.”
Barrows serves on the Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce (Past President), New Bethlehem Borough Council (Mayor), Redbank Renaissance, Redbank Valley Municipal Authority, Redbank Valley Community Center, and the Redbank Valley Education Foundation.
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Additionally, Barrows volunteers on committees for the Redbank Valley School District, Southern Clarion Police Association, Redbank Valley Trails Association, and the Redbank Valley Alumni Association. He is also a first responder (Fire-Police) for the New Bethlehem Fire Company and serves on the Board of Review for the New Bethlehem Boy Scouts.
“I would be honored to have the privilege of continuing to serve the people of New Bethlehem, to support business, community and personal growth within the borough, while maintaining the small-town appeal and family-friendly environment that makes New Bethlehem such great place to work, live and raise a family.”
Furthermore, Mr. Barrows serves as a liturgist and Sunday school teacher for the New Bethlehem First United Methodist Church and the Redbank Valley United Methodist Cooperative Ministry. He is pursuing a second master’s degree in the form of several ministry graduate certificates as a perquisite for admission into a Ph.D. equivalent doctoral seminary program to preach in ministry as an ordained pastor. GordonBarrows.com/Pastor
Mr. Barrows enjoys spending time with his family, flying drones, and photographing community events. He has lived in the New Bethlehem area since 1992.
To learn more about Barrows specific goals, duties, and monthly reports, visit: GordonBarrows.com/mayor
New Bethlehem Borough meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Alltel/Windstream Building on Lafayette Street. Folks may contact the Borough’s office to be placed on the meeting agenda.
New Bethlehem Borough Council fosters business, community, and personal growth within the borough while maintaining the small town appeal and family friendly environment that makes New Bethlehem such a great place to work, live and raise a family.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES:
To learn more about Council’s Goals & Objectives, please visit: NewBethlehemBoro.com/about and click the ‘Mission’ tab.
To contact any member of Council or the Borough’s office, please visit: NewBethlehemBoro.com/about and click the ‘Council’ tab. You may also ‘like/follow’ New Bethlehem Borough on Facebook for the latest news/announcements: Facebook.com/NewBethlehem
For more info, please visit New Bethlehem Borough’s website: NewBethlehemBoro.com
Mayor Gordon V. Barrows – New Bethlehem PA