City Council

City Council Members

Bryan G. Callahan
Michael G. Colón
Eric R. Evans
Shawn M. Martell
Olga Negrón
J. William Reynolds
Adam R. Waldron


Bryan G. Callahan

Member of Council since 2014
Term Ending: 2018

Occupation: Department Chairperson-Health and Physical Education, Freedom High School; Owner-Bryan Callahan’s Driving School; Co-Owner Fancy Sports Photos.

Education: Liberty High School-1980; Lock Haven University, B.A. Journalism/Public Relations-1985; East Stroudsburg University, Health and Physical Education-1994; Wilkes University, M.S. Education-1999.

Council Activities: Chairman of Finance Committee; Member of Community Development Committee; Members of Public Works Committee.


Michael G. Colón

Member of Council since 2016
Term Ending: 2020

Occupation: Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Gracedale Nursing Home.

Education: Liberty High School, 2004; B.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2008.

Council Activities: Chairman of Human Resources and Environment Committee; Member of Community Development Committee; Member of Public Works Committee.

Community Activities: Member of Society of Volunteer Administrators of the Lehigh Valley (2012-Present); Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley Food Pantry Committee (2013-Present); City of Bethlehem Human Relations Commission (2014-Present); Alternate to Bethlehem Civil Service Board (2014-2015).


Eric R. Evans

Member of Council since 2010
Term Ending: 2018

Occupation: Teacher, East Hills Middle School, American History.

Education: Liberty High School, 1987; University of Pittsburgh, BS in Economics/Finance, 1991; University of Scranton, Masters in Business Administration, 1997; East Stroudsburg University, Teacher Certification, 1999.

Council Activities: Chairman of Parks and Public Property Committee; Member Public Safety Committee; Member of Human Resources and Environment Committee;  President of Council (2012-2013).

Community Activities: Member of East Hills Moravian Church; Board Member of Laughing at My Nightmare, Inc.; President of City Line Little League (2002-2012); Coach of Bethlehem Raiders Football (2012); Coach of Notre Dame Youth Wrestling (2004-2011); Director of Sports and Intramurals (2008-2010); and Softball Coach (2000-2003) at East Hills Middle School.


Shawn M. Martell

Member of Council Since 2016
Term Ending: 2020

Occupation: Teacher, Nazareth Area High School, Economics and American Government.

Education: Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2003; Moravian College, B.A. with Honors in Historical Studies, 2007; East Stroudsburg University, M.A. with Honors in Political Science 2015.

Council Activities: Chairman of Community Development Committee; Member of Finance Committee; Members of Parks and Public Property Committee.

Community Activities: Volunteer at Bethlehem Boys and Girls Clubs (2002-Present); Bethlehem Food Co-Op Communications Committee (2013-Present); Senior Citizen Assistant at PA Department of Revenue (2007-2008); Recreational Support; KidsPeace, Fountain Hill (2007-2008); Assistant Varsity Football Coach; Nazareth Area High School (2008-2013); Chair of Global Issues Club (2013-Present).


Olga Negrón

Member of Council Since 2016
Term Ending: 2018

Occupation: Community Liaison, HGSK Law Firm.

Education: Austin Community College, Associates Degree in Marketing 1996.

Council Activities: Chairwoman, Public Works Committee; Member of Human Resources and Environment Committee; Member of Public Safety Committee.

Community Activities: President of Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (2008- Present); Vice-Chair of City Planning Commission (2012-2015); Vice-President of Bethlehem Area Public Library Board (2011-2014); Member of Southside Vision 2014 (2008-2015); Member of Rotary International (2010-2015); Member of Mayor’s Southside Task Force (2008-2012); Member of Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition (2003-2011); Past President of the Puerto Rican Cultural Coalition (2002-2010); Member of Governor Rendell’s Community Revitalization and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee (2005-2009); Board Member of Alliance for Building Communities (2004-2008); Board Member of Latino Leadership Alliance of the Lehigh Valley (2004-2008).


J. William Reynolds

Member of Council Since 2008
Term Ending: 2020

Occupation: Teacher, William Allen High School, History and Government.

Education: Liberty High School, 1999; B.A.-With Honors in Political Science, Moravian College 2003.

Council Activities: President of Council (2014-2018); Vice President of Council (2012-2013); Bethlehem Council of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) Appointee.

Community Activities: Community Activities: Moravian College Alumni Board Treasurer (2014-Present); Bethlehem Food Co-op Finance Committee (2012-Present); Governor Tom Wolf Transition Team (2013-2014); Calypso Elementary School Leadership Team (2013-2014); Bethlehem Area Public Library - Board of Directors (2008-2014); VIA Hall of Fame and All-Star Basketball Classic Selection Committee (2008-2013); Bethlehem Neighborhood Center - Board of Directors (2008-2013); Young Rotary Club of Bethlehem (2006-2010); Hurricane Basketball Club Youth Coach (Bethlehem, PA) (2003-2007); North Central LL Youth Baseball Coach (Bethlehem, PA) (2004-2005).


Adam R. Waldron

Term Ending: 2018

Occupation: Owner – Adam Waldron Painting.

Education: Liberty High School-2002; West Chester University, B.S. Business Management-2006.

Council Activities: Vice-President of Council (2016-2018); Chairman of Human Resources and Environment Committee; Member of Community Development and Public Safety Committees; Redevelopment Authority Liaison; Blighted Property Review Committee Appointee.

Community Activities: Volunteer Girls Volleyball Coach, Liberty High School, 2008-2013; Coach Quickset Club Volleyball, 2011-Present; Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach Notre Dame High School, 2014-Present.