The Office of the Borough Manager
The Borough Manager is responsible to the Citizens of Bath, Mayor, Borough Council, and three full-time employees and three part-time employees. The Office of Borough Manager also includes the title of Borough Secretary and Treasurer. The manager oversees an annual General Fund Budget of approximately $1.5 million. The Manager also oversees the Borough’s Liquid Fuels Tax Highway Aid Fund, Sanitation and Recycling Fund, and Capital Improvement Fund. The Manager’s Office carries out the day-to-day operations, ensures compliance with applicable State law, the Borough Code of Ordinances, prepares council meeting agendas, and implements policies directives established by Bath Council. The Manager takes part in the development of human resource policies and to ensure compliance. The Borough Manager is responsible for the Public Works Department and Bath Parking Enforcement Program. As Secretary, the manager is responsible for the historical record of Council meetings through meeting minutes. In addition, the Secretary ensures Borough Ordinances and Resolutions are carried out by Council, properly recorded, and archived as prescribed by state law. As Treasurer, the manager prepares revenue estimates, expenditure data, writes and manages grants, and develops budget requests to council annually.
In conjunction with the office duties, the Borough Manager actively serves as the Assistant Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer, Parking Enforcement Officer/Manager, Flood Plain Administrator, Secretary to the Bath Planning Commission, and Employee Pension Administrator. The Borough Manager is present for all Standing and Special Borough Committees to include the Personnel Finance and Administration Committee; Public Safety Committee; Public Works and Facilities Committee; The Health, Sanitation, and Water Authority Committee; Economic Development Committee along with other community outreach and quality of life committees.
The Borough Manager has a tremendous amount of responsibility. The manager is surrounded by an incredible workforce that makes the difficult day-to-day challenges easy to handle.
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, just west of Philadelphia. 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 primary duty assignment 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 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, 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 also from ETSU.
In addition to Brad’s work and educational experience, he supported his local community. In 2012, he founded a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization called the Northeast Tennessee Sports Association, Inc (NTSA). This organization provides low to no-cost sports opportunities to area youth and adults with exposure to non-typical sports activities in the region. In 2014, NTSA introduced youth lacrosse programs for ages seven through fourteen. This was the first lacrosse initiative of its kind in northeast Tennessee for children.
In his spare time, Brad enjoys flying. During the summer of 2018 Brad received his private pilot’s license.
After being away from Pennsylvania for fourteen years, Brad is excited to make a return to the Keystone State and serve as the new Borough Manager of Bath!
Borough of Bath
121 South Walnut Street
Bath, PA 18014