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The City of Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Permit Office will be closed Wednesday afternoons to walk-ins from 1 to 4:30pm. This temporary closure is due to the digitization of the permit files. Thank you for your patience and understanding.





Michael G. Colón

Michael G. Colón

Member of Council since 2016
Term Ending: 2024

Occupation: Admissions Coordinator, Gracedale Nursing Home.

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

Council Activities: President of Bethlehem City Council (2022-2024) Bethlehem City Council (2016-Present), Chairperson of Public Safety Committee (2018-2022), Member of Parks and Recreation Committee, Member of Finance Committee, Vice President of Council (2020-2022).

Community Activities: Trustee for The Foundation for The Bethlehem Area School District, Board Member for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem Human Relations Commission Member.

Grace Crampsie Smith

Member of Council since 2019
Term Ending: 2026

Occupation: School Counselor, Easton Area High School.

Education: M. Ed., Lehigh University, Secondary School Counseling, 2005; B. A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Sociology/Social Welfare, 1980.

Council Activities: Bethlehem City Council Vice-President (2022-2024), Bethlehem City Council (2019-Present), Chairperson of Public Works Committee (2019-Present), Member of Finance Committee, Member of Community Development Committee; Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Liaison. 

Community Activities: Northampton Co. Democratic Committee (Precinct Committee Person); Northampton County Council of Democratic Women; Bethlehem Area Democratic Committee; Lehigh Valley Democratic Progressive Committee; Lehigh Valley ROAR; Lehigh Valley 4 All; American Legion Auxiliary; Professional Experience: Addictions Counselor; Coordinator of Lehigh County Community and Early Intervention Services for those with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness; College Instructor on ADA and IDEA Legislation; Graduate of the Bethlehem Police Citizens Academy.


WANDALYN ENIX                                                                                                                                   

Member of Council since 2022                                                                                                             
Term Ending: 2024

Occupation: Professor Emeritus, Montclair State University, New Jersey, 2012-Present; Professor of Education, Montclair State University, New Jersey, 1984-2012; Department Chairperson, Curriculum and Teaching; Deputy Chairperson, Curriculum and Teaching; Executive Director of Volunteers of America, Allentown, 1980-1984; Social Studies Teacher, 1969-1980, BASD - (Broughal Jr. High school, 1969-1975; Liberty High School, 1975-1976; and Nitschmann Jr. High School 1977-1980).

Education: Liberty High School, 1965; Howard University, B A., History and Music, 1969; Lehigh University, M. A., Education, 1972; Temple University, Doctor of Education, Ed. D., Social Studies, 1983; Lehigh University, Secondary Principal Certification, 1986; University of London, London, England, Post-doctoral work in Multicultural Education, 1988; George Mason University, Farfax, Virginia, Religious Freedom Institute, Summer 1990; University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, Institute of Culture and Communication, Summer, 1991; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Institute for Educational Inquiry Leadership Associate, Academic Year, 1995-1996. 

Council Activities: Chair of Finance Committee; Member of Public Safety Committee; Member of Public Works Committee; Bethlehem Authority Liaison. 

Community Activities: Membership at Second Baptist Church, Bethlehem, 1947-2000; Membership at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem, 2009; Membership at St. Paul Baptist Church, Bethlehem 2012-Present; Past President of Bethlehem Branch NAACP, 1980-1982; Lifetime Member of NAACP, 2012-Life; Zeta Phi Beta Member, 1984; Board Member and Hostess of Black Exposure WLVT Channel 39, 1980-1986; City Civil Service Review Board for Firemen, 1980-1982; Board Member of J. F. Goodwin Scholarship Club/Fund, 2012-Present; South Bethlehem Historical Society Board Member, Presenter, Writer, 2016-Present; Graduate of the Northampton County Citizens Academy, 2013; Currently compiling the History of Black People in Bethlehem, 1741-Present.  


hillary kwiatek

Member of Council since 2022
Term Ending: 2026

Occupation: Employee Communications Specialist, Lehigh University.

Education: B.A. American History, Queens College, City University of New York, M.A. Folk Studies, Western Kentucky University.

Council Activities: Chair of Parks and Recreation Committee;  Member of Public Safety Committee; Member of Public Works Committee;  Redevelopment Authority and Blighted Property Review Committee Liaison; Bethlehem Housing Authority Liaison.  

Community Activities: Friends of Bethlehem Area Public Library (Secretary 2014-2015, President 2015-2017).  Bethlehem City Democratic Committee (2005-Present, Secretary 2018-2020).  KaBoom Playground Build Captain (2010).  



rachel leon

Member of Council since 2022
Term Ending: 2026



Council Activities: Chair of Public Safety Committee; Member of Human Resources and Environment Committee; Member of Parks and Recreation Committee;  Library Board Liaison.  

Community Activities:  

Paige Van WirtPaige Van Wirt

Member of Council since 2018
Term Ending: 2024

Occupation: Physician and Partner, Rosenfeld Van Wirt PC.

Education: B.A., Cornell University, 1989; Master Urban Planning, New York University, 1993; Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2001; Residency, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2005.

Council Activities: Bethlehem City Council (2018-Present), Chairperson of Community Development Committee (2019-Present), Chairperson of Public Works Committee (2018-2019),  Member of Finance Committee, Member of Human Resources and Environment Committee; Parking Authority Liaison.

Community Activities: Bethlehem YMCA Advisory Board Member (2017-2019); Clinical Preceptor, DeSales Free Clinic at the Allentown Rescue Mission (2011-2018); Clinical Preceptor, DeSales University Physician Assistant Program (2013-2018).



kiera wilhelm

Member of Council since 2022
Term Ending: 2026

Occupation: Grants and Communications Specialist, Lehigh University.  Humanist Celebrant, Lehigh Valley Celebrants.

Education: Moravian College, B.A. in English and Elementary Education, 1993; Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M. in Arts in Education, 2000.  

Council Activities: Chair of Human Resources and Environment Committee; Member of Community Development Committee; Member of Parks and Recreation Committee; Environmental Advisory Council Liaison; Climate Action Plan Implementation Committee.  

Community Activities: YWCA Bethlehem Development/Marketing Committee (2018-Present); IceHouse Performing Arts Collaborative Steering Committee (2019-Present); The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Development/Marketing Committee (2018-Present); Any Given Child Bethlehem Marketing Committee (2018-Present); Touchstone Theatre Fundraising/Marketing Volunteer (2018-Present); Lehigh Valley Creative Economy Project Advisory Panel (2018).