The Office of Borough Manager
The Borough Manager is responsible to the Bath Mayor and Council, eight employees, and the citizens of Bath. The office manages the title of secretary and treasurer. The manager oversees an annual operating budget of approximately $2 million. This office also conducts day-to-day operations, ensures compliance with the State Borough Code, prepares council meeting agendas, implements policies established by the Bath Council, by enforcing adopted Ordinances and Resolutions. As treasurer, the manager prepares revenue estimates, expenditure data, and develops budget requests to council annually.
Your Current Manager
On May 11, 2015, the Bath Council appointed Bradford T. Flynn to be the next Borough Manager.
Brad was born and raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Springfield High School in 2000. As a teenager, he began his career in public service volunteering as a member of the Springfield Fire Company (Station 44). In 2001, Brad enlisted into the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Brad served as a Security Forces member, providing air base defense, flight line security, and protection of weapons vital to national security. His duty base was located in Minot, North Dakota. Brad later served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom during the second Persian Gulf War, stationed at Al Jabar Air Base, Kuwait. While stationed in Kuwait, Brad would earn the Air Force Achievement Medal for conducting 25 security escort missions throughout the Kuwaiti theatre, transporting troops and supplies to strategic military locations. After serving four years of active duty, Brad decided to re-enter the civilian workforce.
In 2005, Brad moved to northeast Tennessee and later married Victoria Kayla Flynn, a native of Greeneville, Tennessee. In 2006, Brad was hired as a police officer with the Johnson City Police Department, Johnson City, Tennessee. Brad served the community as a police officer for nine years. In 2013, Brad also worked part-time at the Washington County Emergency Communications District as dispatcher/telecommunications operator.
While working full-time, Brad enrolled in the Veterans Administration Upward Bound educational program. This program enabled Brad to work on his undergraduate studies at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). In 2012, Brad received his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice and a concentration in Organizational Leadership from ETSU. In 2014, continuing his education, he earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration of Non-profit Administration from ETSU. In 2015, he earned graduate certificates in Urban Planning and Economic Development from ETSU.
In addition to Brad’s work and educational experience, he supported his community. In 2012, he founded a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization called the Northeast Tennessee Sports Association, Inc. This organization provides low to no-cost sports opportunities to area youth and adults with exposure to non-typical sports activities. In 2014, this organization introduced youth lacrosse programs for ages seven through fourteen. This was the first lacrosse initiative of its kind in northeast Tennessee for children. The organization plans to work with a local municipality in planning and constructing a multi-purpose public sportsplex facility.
After being away from Pennsylvania for fourteen years, Brad is excited to return home and serve as the new Borough Manager for Bath!