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Barrows seeks 2021 reelection for Mayor of New Bethlehem

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 Barrows - TechReady Professionals - New Bethlehem PA

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.”

Furthermore, Barrows holds a Ph.D. equivalent Doctorate of Business Administration Degree (D.B.A.) in Technology/Digital Media with the goal of teaching in higher education as a college professor. He also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (M.B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Computer Information Systems.

Barrows operates technology and Internet-marketing firm, TechReady Professionals, parent company for hyper-local community website The firm has been in operation since 2010 and employs a ten-member team.

Mayor Gordon Barrows - New Bethlehem PA (Portrait)

Mayor Gordon Barrows – New Bethlehem PA

“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.”

Rev. Dr. 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, Redbank Valley Education Foundation, and the Southern Clarion County Regional Police Department.

Gordon Barrows (2011) - Clarion University - New Bethlehem PA

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Additionally, Barrows serves on committees for the Redbank Valley School District, Redbank Valley Trails Association, Redbank Valley Alumni Association, and the Southern Clarion Police Association. Barrows is 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.”

Rev. Dr. Barrows is the lead pastor for the nondenominational St. Mary’s Redbank Church as well as he serves as a guest pastor and Sunday School teacher for the New Bethlehem First United Methodist Church. Barrows is a doctoral seminary candidate pursuing a Ph.D. equivalent education/ministry degree (Ed.D.) in theology/divinity.

Rev. Dr. 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:

Mayor Gordon Barrows - New Bethlehem PA

Mayor Gordon Barrows – New Bethlehem PA

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.

To learn more about Council’s Goals & Objectives, please visit: and click the ‘Mission’ tab.

To contact any member of Council or the Borough’s office, please visit: and click the ‘Council’ tab. You may also ‘like/follow’ New Bethlehem Borough on Facebook for the latest news/announcements:

For more info, please visit New Bethlehem Borough’s website:

Gordon Barrows - New Bethlehem PA

Mayor Gordon V. Barrows – New Bethlehem PA

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