Borough Council

2020-2021 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.

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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 re-elected 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 tscott@carlislepa.org.

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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 and is an attorney with Saidis, Shultz & Fisher.  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, 2023.

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

Sean Crampsie

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, 2023.

To contact Mr. Crampsie, you may email him at scrampsie@carlislepa.org.

Deb Fulham Winston

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 dfulham-winston@carlislepa.org

Brenda Landis
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 blandis@carlislepa.org.

Joel Hicks
Joel Hicks

Joel Hicks is an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government where he also received his Ph.D. in Public Policy. He is a former U.S. Naval Officer who served in the nuclear submarine community as well as completing multiple assignments in DoD space acquisition and operational communities. He obtained his Nuclear Engineer credentials through Naval Reactors, and his last active duty assignment was as Deputy Director, Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), Vandenberg AFB, CA. He retired at the rank of Commander after a 20-year active-duty career. Today, he frequently writes about demand-side management (DSM) of energy systems with a focus on energy efficiency, behavioral economics, and public sector energy governance/institutions. His formal education includes: M.S. Electrical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, M.A. International Science and Technology Policy, The George Washington University, and a B.S. Electrical Engineering, The George Washington University. He lives with his partner, Megan, and dog (Ginger). Mr. Hicks is the Chair of the Economic Development Committee and Vice-Chair of the Public Safety Committee. He is also the Council’s liaison to the Downtown Carlisle Association. His current term expires December 31, 2023.

To contact Mr. Hicks, you may e-mail him at jhicks@carlislepa.org.

Jeff Stuby

Jeff Stuby

Jeff Stuby was elected to Carlisle Borough Council in 2019. In addition to serving on council, Jeff works as an Assistant Research Manager with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and volunteers with a variety of local organizations, including Hope Station, the East Side Neighbors Association, Cumberland Valley Rising, and the United Way. His service in the community has provided him the opportunity to help plan an annual Black History Festival, community cleanups, a nonpartisan civic education series, and various other events. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Villanova University, a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University, and bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from Penn State University. Councilor Stuby currently serves as Chair of the Employee Relations and Citizen Participation Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Community Planning and Smart Growth Committee. His term expires December 31, 2023.

To contact Mr. Stuby, you may email him at jstuby@carlislepa.org.

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