Media Borough welcomes Lisa Gelman as the newest Council Member. Lisa has been a resident of Media Borough for over 17 years and has previously lived in Upper Providence. She is a part-time bookkeeper and full-time mother of four boys.
Lisa has served on Media Borough’s Recreation Board for the last seven years, helping to plan some of the Borough’s signature programming like the Easter Egg Hunt and the Independence Day Celebration. Additionally, she gives back to the community by volunteering with the Parent Teacher Groups at Penncrest High School and Media Elementary School, the Cub Scouts, the Boy Scouts and at her church.
In her new position as Council Member, she will take an active role in the budget. She will also offer a fresh perspective on the younger families in the borough. Lisa is hoping to bring even more social and service events into the Media Borough community.
In particular, she would like to see more movie nights as well as neighborhood pot-luck events – helping people to “break bread” together. Lisa is particularly interested in making the Media-Upper Providence Public Library more accessible for all age groups. She would also like to see more of our local parks utilized. Lisa is “actively brainstorming” on additional service events that can become part of the Media Borough community.
In addition to Media’s walkability, one of Lisa’s favorite parts of Media is the willingness of the residents to help out and pitch in. She uses the Media Food bank and its importance to the community as an example. “I’m very much looking forward to serving Media Borough. I am fortunate to be a part of this community.”