Michael Colón, a resident of West Bethlehem, is seeking re-election for a second term on Bethlehem City Council. First elected in 2015 after spending years regularly attending Council meetings he now seeks a second term to continue to be a part of Bethlehem's revitalization.
Michael grew up in Bethlehem's Marvine neighborhood before going on to graduate from Liberty High School then Penn state University. He has worked at Gracedale Nursing Home since December of 2012 where he currently manages the admissions office in the role of Admissions Coordinator. Prior to Gracedale Michael worked for two and a half years as a 911 Dispatcher for Northampton County's 911 Center. Michael has dedicated himself to service around the community. Currently he has active volunteer roles with Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, Downtown Bethlehem Association, Marvine Elementary School, Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites, and the Bethlehem Human Relations Commission.
Michael assumed office in January 2016 after becoming one of Bethlehem's youngest citizens ever elected to City Council while at the same time joining Olga Negrón as the first Latinos elected to City Council. Currently Michael serves at the chairman for Council's Public Safety Committee, sits on the Finance Committee, and also is a member of the Community and Economic Development Committee.
During this next term Michael would like to continue focusing on the City's transition of its 911 operations to the Northampton County 911 Center. As City Councilman and former 911 Dispatcher he brings unique perspective and input to the transition. Also Michael will continue to be an advocate for programs to help combat the rise of opioid use and overdoses in the community. Bethlehem continues to take action locally to combat this national issue. Lastly, Michael will continue to look ahead to Bethlehem's future and how we can continue to be a model for renewal and revitalization as we write our post-steel history.
Thank you and your support is appreciated.
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