Mayor & Council

Borough Council is the legislative body of the Borough. It is comprised of seven members, six council members and a Mayor, each elected at large for four-year overlapping terms. After each general municipal election (i.e. every two years), Borough Council is reorganized and a Deputy Mayor is selected from among members.  The Deputy Mayor will chair meetings of Council in the absences of the Mayor, and may exercise the authority of the Mayor.  In addition, during the biennial organizational meeting, members elect among themselves a chairman and vice-chairman for the following committees: Community Planning & Smart Growth, Employee Relations/Citizen Participation, Finance, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, and Public Works. The primary duties of Borough Council include adoption of the annual budget, the establishment of policies for the conduct of Borough affairs, the enactment of ordinances and resolutions for the protection of the public’s safety and welfare, and approval of contracts and bids. Furthermore, Council’s responsibilities include the appointment of the Borough Manager and other respective officials, along with members of various municipal boards and commissions.

The Mayor is elected at large to a four-year term with the primary responsibility of presiding over Council and signing all ordinances.  As an official representative of the Borough, the Mayor has the right to declare public emergencies, serves as the chair of the public safety committee and is an ex officio member of all other Borough committees. The Mayor is a voting member of Council and has no veto power. Another function of the office is to serve as spokesman for the community and to represent the Borough at various civic and social activities.


Tim Scott, Mayor

Mayor Tim Scott was elected to the Carlisle Borough Council in 2001 and was reelected in 2005 and in 2009.  In 2014 he was elected as Mayor of Carlisle. In 2017, Tim was reelected for a second term.  A 1988 graduate of Carlisle High School, Tim received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University in 1992. Tim is currently employed by the PA House of Representatives where he serves as Research Associate.  Tim has worked for the House of Representatives since June of 2000.  Tim also serves as a volunteer for numerous non-profits in Carlisle, including the Hope Station Neighborhood Advisory Council, the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center, First Night Carlisle, and the Carlisle Disc Golf Association.  Tim’s priorities on Council include continuing the revitalization of Carlisle’s downtown, improving the quality of life for all Carlisle residents through traffic calming, decreasing the cost of Carlisle government operations, and investing in Carlisle’s infrastructure.  Mayor Scott currently serves as the chairperson of Council’s Public Safety Committee and also serves as a representative to the Parks and Recreation Board.  Tim’s current term expires in 2021.

To contact Mayor Scott, you may email him at

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Sean Shultz, Deputy Mayor

Deputy Mayor Sean Shultz was elected to the Carlisle Borough Council in 2013, and had previously filled a vacancy on council in 2005 before serving an elected, four-year term from 2008 through 2011.  Sean has been the president of the Carlisle Volunteer Firefighters Association since 2012, and he is a member of the Carlisle Fire Department through his membership with Carlisle Fire and Rescue Services.  Sean earned his Juris Doctor at the Penn State-Dickinson School of Law.  As an attorney with the Carlisle firm of Saidis, Sullivan & Rogers, Sean works in Downtown Carlisle.  He has served our community as a volunteer for numerous organizations, including president of Carlisle Summerfair, president of the American Literacy Corporation, and with the United Way.  Mr. Shultz currently serves as the chairperson of Council’s Budget & Finance Committee and also serves as a co-chair of the Employee Relations and Citizen Participation Committee.  Sean’s current term expires December 31, 2019.

Mr. Shultz values thoughtful input from any source and any perspective.  To contact him, you may email him at

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Sean Crampsie

Sean Crampsie was elected to the Carlisle Borough Council in 2016. Sean is currently employed by the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties as a Lobbyist. He  previously worked  in municipal government for a 3rd class city of Pennsylvania, both in the Community and Economic, and the Legal departments.  Sean received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Bloomsburg University. He volunteers his time as a youth basketball coach at St. Patrick’s in Carlisle, where he is a parishioner. Mr. Crampsie currently serves as chairperson of Council’s Community Planning and Smart Growth Committee and also serves as co-chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. Sean’s current term expires December 31, 2019.

To contact Mr. Crampsie, you may email him at

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Deborah Fulham-Winston

Deb Fulham-Winston was appointed to Council in February 2017 to serve a partial term. Ms. Fulham-Winston was elected to a four-year term in 2017. Ms. Fulham-Winston worked as a fundraiser and Development professional for community benefit organizations for over 30 years. Her employers included Dickinson College, the South Central AIDS Assistance Network, the HACC Foundation, the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, WITF, Inc., Planned Parenthood, the Elm Street Program/Downtown Carlisle Association, Hospice of Central PA, and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. Ms. Fulham-Winston currently serves on the Board of Directors for the  Partnership for Better Health. In the past, she has also served on the boards of the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise, the Cumberland County Library System Foundation, and the Bosler Memorial Library. Ms. Fulham-Winston earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of East Anglia in England. Ms. Fulham-Winston currently serves as the chairperson of Council’s Public Works Committee and also serves as a co-chair of the Economic Development Committee. Her current term expires December 31, 2021.

To contact Ms. Fulham-Winston, you may email her at

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Dawn Flower-Webb

Councilor Dawn Flower-Webb was elected to office in 2012.  Dawn has an MBA from Penn State, an MA in Personnel Administration and Industrial Relations degree from St. Francis College, and a BS in Education from WVU. Dawn has resided in Carlisle for 32 years and enjoyed being a part of the restoration of several historic Carlisle residences  including her first home on East High Street. Dawn has been an active community volunteer since moving to Carlisle. Currently she serves on the Employment Skills Center Board of Directors, and the Hope Station Opportunity Council.. Ms. Flower-Webb has professional experience in the senior care, personnel recruiting, non-profit, and record research industries. Ms. Flower-Webb currently serves as chairperson of Council’s Economic Development Committee and also serves as co-chair of the Community Planning and Smart Growth Committee. Dawn’s Council term expires December 31, 2019

To contact Ms. Flower-Webb, you may email her at

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Robin Guido

Councilor Robin Guido was elected to her first term in 2012.  Ms. Guido is employed by Burick Center for Health and Wellness as a registered nurse.  Prior to that, Ms. Guido worked or volunteered as a firefighter, EMT, deputy coroner and a dispatcher for both Cumberland County 9-1-1 Center and the Carlisle Borough Police Department.  Ms. Guido volunteers her time for the Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation’s grant committee.  Ms. Guido currently serves as the chairperson of Council’s Employee Relations and Citizen Participation Committee and also serves as co-chair of the Public Works Committee.  Her current term expires December 31, 2019.

To contact Ms. Guido, you may email her at

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Brenda Landis

Councilor Brenda Landis was elected to Carlisle Borough Council in 2018. Brenda is the volunteer coordinator for Carlisle West Side Neighbors since 2011, is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Cumberland, and served as spokesperson for Carlisle’s winning entry in the Strongest Town’s Competition. Brenda graduated with a degree in Communications Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and has been employed at Dickinson College as a Multimedia Specialist since 2003. Councilor Landis has served as a volunteer on the coordinating committees for Hope Station’s Black History Festival and Neighbors Helping Neighbors community improvement initiative, and has served on the Carlisle Neighborhood Alliance board.  Brenda led the campaign to renovate and revitalize Heberlig Palmer Park, which was completed in 2016 and filmed and directed the Cumberlocal documentary in 2014. Councilor Landis currently serves as the Council Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee and Vice Chair of the Public Works Committee.  Her current term expires December 31, 2021.

To contact Ms. Landis, you may email her at

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