Morgan seeking re-election as South Whitehall commissioner
Christina “Tori” Morgan has announced her candidacy for re-election as a South Whitehall Township commissioner.
With 12 years of township leadership experience, Morgan says she will continue her dedicated service to South Whitehall.
“In order to maintain the character and sense of community that defines South Whitehall Township, we must carefully monitor and be forward thinkers on expenses and revenues so we can maintain the services that so many of our residents depend upon while at the same time balance preservation of open space and well planned development,” Morgan said.
As an advocate for open communications and bipartisan working relationships as well as an active board member of the Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, and Parkland Education Foundation, Morgan says she plans to continue networking and bringing creative, innovative and forward thinking ideas to benefit the residents and businesses of South Whitehall.
Morgan started her love of the Lehigh Valley as a student and graduate of Muhlenberg College.
Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree in a self-designed major of psychology and biology, she made her home in the Lehigh Valley.
For 22 years, she has lived in South Whitehall. She has been married to Jeff Morgan, also a graduate of Muhlenberg College, for 27 years.
Together, they have twins, Jillian, attending Villanova University and Sam, attending Muhlenberg College.
She currently works for Entech Engineering as a compliance coordinator and senior project manager, with a focus on the environmental segment.
Over the years, Morgan says her commitment to the community has been clear through her participation and support of all aspects of township services.
From a township policing and emergency services perspective, she has and continues to be actively involved in programs such as Crime Watch, Hero’s and Helpers, Hero’s Fighting Hunger (including the Travis Manion Foundation and Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry) and National Night Out.
Morgan says she has also focused on volunteer fire initiatives such as the retention and recruitment incentive program, Parkland High School firefighting course, and the Volunteer Fire Subcommittee to assist in the sustainability and growth of the township’s volunteer fire services.
Morgan says community development programs and initiatives, such as the comprehensive plan, and participation as an appointed planning board member for four years continue to be key in providing a holistic perspective for well managed planning of the future of the community.
She continues to be a strong voice for public works, and park and recreation programs and initiatives, including the Jordan Greenway Trail, open space planning, Covered Bridge Park renovations, summer playground programs, the Green Advisory Committee and summer community events which continue to grow and provide much needed education and wellness to the community; and as a Chamber of Commerce board representative.
Morgan says she will continue to be a champion for local business through participation in grand opening events and programs to support partnerships between businesses and the community.
“It is a privilege and honor to serve the community of South Whitehall Township,” Morgan said. “I want to do my part to ensure our future generations have that, the same and even better sense of home and community we have today.
“I remain dedicated to working to keep our township safe, beautiful and prosperous. South Whitehall is a community of resilience, strength and potential.
“The passion our community offers each and every day remains my drive to continue this most important public service.”
The Municipal Primary will be on May 18. The Municipal Election will be on Nov. 2.