Shamokin Dam Profiles of Council and Adminstration
Joe McGranaghan, Mayor
Joseph A. McGranaghan - Mayor
Joe McGranaghan has lived in Shamokin Dam Borough since 1978 and began his service to the borough his 4th week in the community.Beginning as a Planning Commissioner he was subsequently elected to Borough Council in 1980, serving for 12 years as Council President.Joe has a total of 21 years as a Shamokin Dam Councilman.In the early 1970’s he served four years on the Chambersburg, PA Borough Council.Joe was appointed Mayor of Shamokin Dam in January of 2009 when then Mayor Jack Treas’ declining health forced him to resign.In November of 2009 Joe was elected to a full 4 year term and re-elected in 2013. Joe is a member of the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association.Outside his borough duties, Joe serves as Chairman of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber’s Transportation Committee and as Chairman of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Project Task Force. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Sunbury Community Hospital. He served two terms as President of Chamber and five terms as President of S.I.D.C.O. (the Chamber’s economic development arm).He is a member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Selinsgrove and served as Chairman of Parish Council.Joe is the retired President of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation. He is a past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters and a 2011 inductee into the Pennsylvania Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Joe and his wife Bonnie reside on Baldwin Boulevard in the Orchard Hills section of the borough.
Donald Musser, Council President
Donald E. Musser, Presidenet of Council - 2019
Don Musser is a life-long resident of Shamokin Dam Borough. Don and his wife, Robyn, live on Rome Court in the Orchard Hills section of the Borough. He is a member of Saint Matthews Lutheran Church in Shamokin Dam. Don was first elected to Council in 2003 and was reelected in 2011. He servied as Council President from 2010-2013. Don follows in the footsteps of his father who was a Shamokin Dam Borough Councilman in the 1960’s. Don is active in other areas of community life, serving as a member of the Selinsgrove Athletic Council and he serves on the SUN Technical School Automotive Advisory Committee.
Andrew Bickhart, Council Vice President
Andrew Bickhart, Vice President - 2019
Andrew E. Bickhart has resided in the Shamokin Dam Borough since 1981. He and his wife, Vicky, live on the North Old Trail section of the borough. Andy was elected to his first term on Borough Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2015. During the summer months he is involved in Little League Baseball programs at the Local, State, and International levels. Andy's other hobbies are classic cars, especially Mustangs, and model railroading.
Domenico Barillaro, Councilman
Domenico Barillarro, Councilman - 2021
Domenico has been a resident since 2014 with long standing family ties to the Borough going back to the mid-90s. Domenico lives on Maple Street in Gunter development with his wife and two children. He is employeed at ON semiconductor as an equipment engineer and project manager. he enjoys motorcycles and motorcycle racing. His other hobbies include being outdoors, fishing (both freshwater and salt), and mixed martial arts.
Mark Benner, Councilman
Mark R. Benner, Councilman - 2021
Mark lives with his wife Debra on the Old Trail in Shamokin Dam. They have two grown son's Joshua and Matthew. Mark is a life-long resident of Shamokin Dam and is a direct descendant of the Hottenstien's who are prominent in Shamokin Dam’s history. Mark is a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran church in Shamokin Dam where he served as a Confirmation Teacher for several years and currently serves on the Church Council. He was first elected to Borough Council in 2005 and was reelected in 2017. Since 2003 he has served Shamokin Dam as our Emergency Management Coordinator. For the past 30 years Mark has provided active service with the Shamokin Dam Vol. Fire Company #1, for the last 18 of them he served as the Fire Chief. Mark was instrumental in creating the Shamokin Dam Fire Services Task Force. He is employed as a Financial Representative with Thrivent Financial Services for Lutherans.
Kyle Jessick, Councilman
Kyle Jessick, Councilman - 2021
Kyle is a lifelong resident of the Shamokin Dam Borough. He is a graduate of Selinsgrove High School, as well as Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is employeed as a maintenance technician at Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply in Sunbury. He likes to spend his spaire time working in his woodshop which was buildt by his grandfather, tinkering with cars, and helping his wife in their garden. He and his wife reside in the Gunter development.
Robert Lockcuff, Councilman
Robert Lockcuff, Councilman - 2021
Robert Lockcuff is a life-long resident of Shamokin Dam Borough. Robert and his wife live on Chestnut Street. They have two grown children Terra and Travis. They are members of Saint Matthews Lutheran Church. Robert was employed with Shamokin Dam Borough as a police officer from 1983 to 1987, when he was promoted to Chief of Police, he served as Chief for twenty-four years and retired in 2011.
Dave Sauers, Councilman
David Sauers, Councilman - 2019
Dave and his wife Deb have lived on Helen Street in the Borough since 2001. He was born and raised in the Borough and lived here until 1984 and then moved back in 2001. He and his wife have two grown children, Dustin and Nahtanha and four grandchildren. Dave has been involved in Boy Scouts of America since 1993 and served as treasurer for Troop 419 in Selinsgrove for 15 years; and has been involved with the Selinsgrove Relay for Life for the past 14 years. He works as a Realtor with Villiager Realty Inc. in Selinsgrove. His greatest joy in life is spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Edward Hovenstine, Manager/Treasurer/Zoning Officer
Ed Hovenstine – Borough Manager/Treasurer/Zoning Officer - 2019
Ed has served as Shamokin Dam’s Borough Manager since January of 2004 and greatly enjoys the day to day interaction with the citizens and businesses of the Borough. Ed will tell you that the Manager position in a small Borough such as Shamokin Dam involves having many challenging and diverse responsibilities. He also has enjoyed working with the Borough staff, Council members, Mayor, police and fire departments. Prior to assuming his duties with the Borough Ed worked 20 years in a local architectural firm as a project architect overseeing the design and construction of many area building projects. He is currently the vice-chairman of the Northumberland County Planning Commission and Recreation Committee and serves on the Snyder County Solid Waste Advisory and Sewage Code Enforcement Committees. Ed is also a member of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee. In his free time he enjoys refereeing basketball games, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.
LaDawn Leitzel, Secretary
LaDawn Leitzel, Secretary - 2019
Since November 2007 LaDawn has served as the Shamokin Dam Borough Secretary. She currently serves as the Shamokin Dam Open Records Officer and on the Snyder County Tax Collection Commission. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family, and friends.
Timothy Bremigen, Police Chief
Timothy E. Bremigen - Chief of Police
After graduating from Warrior Run High School in 1992, Tim attended college and obtained his police training from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.In 1995 he joined the Sunbury Police Department and served as a Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, Drug Investigator and held 2 supervisory ranks before being promoted to Chief of Police in 2006.During his tenure with the Sunbury Police Department, he was involved with a number of community related functions and enjoyed working with the youth and elderly.Tim was appointed Chief of Police By Shamokin Dam's Borough Council in September of 2011.
Robert Slivinski, Solicitor
Slivinski Law Office, Robert H. Slivinski -
Bob is a native of Bradford Pa. but has resided in and practiced law in Snyder County since 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. Bob has been in the general practice of law since 1975 and currently practices law with his son, Matthew, in Selinsgrove. He is married to the former Alida Archbald and they have 3 adult children. Bob is a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Shamokin Dam and has served on the church Council. Over the years Bob has been very active in Scouting, serving as Cub master of Cub Pack 3419 in Selinsgrove, Scoutmaster of Scout Troop 419 in Selinsgrove, and he currently serves Scout Troop 419 as its Committee Chairman. He is also a member of the Selinsgrove Athletic Council, a Board member of the Snyder County Chapter of the American Red Cross, a Board member and Treasurer of the Selinsgrove Chamber of Commerce, and is a past master of Lafayette Lodge No. 194, F & A.M., Selinsgrove.
Deann Lockcuff, Tax Collector
Deann Lockcuff, Tax Collector
DeAnn was born and raised in Freeburg Pa. and lived there until 1979 when she moved to the Seslingrove area. DeAnn is a graduate of Selinsgrove Area High School and served as the treasurer for her graduating class. In 1987 she married Robert Lockcuff, and moved to Shamokin Dam. In 2001 she was elected as the tax collector for Shamokin Dam Borough and was reelected in 2017.