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Members

Bryan G. Callahan

Bryan G. Callahan

Member of Council since 2014
Term Ending: 2022

Occupation: Teacher - Northeast Middle School - Bethlehem Area School District; Owner - Bryan Callahan’s Driving School

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: Bethlehem City Council (2014-Present), Chairperson of Human Resources and Environment Committee (2020- Present), Chairperson of Finance Committee (2016-2020), Chairperson Community and Economic Development Committee (2014-2016), Member of Parks and Recreation Committee, Member of Public Works Committee.

Community Activities: Asst. Wrestling Coach Liberty High School (1986-1988, 1991-1993), Athletic Director Freedom High School (1993-1997), PIAA Boys and Girls Soccer Official (1997-2001), PIAA Wrestling Official (1997-1999), Union Building Representative-Bethlehem Education Assoc. (1997-2000), Union Vice President-Bethlehem Education Assoc. (2000-2004), Co-owner Fancy Sports Fotos (2003-2014), Bethlehem Food Co-op Member (2016), Board Member Bethlehem Mental Health Services Board (2018-Present), Bethlehem Education Association Union Member (1992-Present), Owner Bryan Callahan's Driving School (2010-Present).


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

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).


Grace Crampsie Smith

Member of Council since 2019
Term Ending: 2022

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 (2019-Present), Chairperson of Public Works Committee (2019-Present), Member of Public Safety Committee, Member of Community Development Committee.

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.


Olga Negrón

Olga Negrón

Member of Council since 2016
Term Ending: 2022

Occupation: Community Liaison, HGSK Law Firm.

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

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

Community Activities: Member, Governor Advisory Council on Library (2018-Present); Board Member (Chair), Hispanic Chamber (2016-Present); Board Member, Bethlehem Area Public Library (2010-Present); Board Member, New Bethany Ministries (2017-2018); Member Pastoral Council, Holy Infancy Church (2017-2018); Board Member (Past President), Community Action Committee LV (2008-2017); Board Member, Casa Guadalupe Center (2016-2017); Member, Bethlehem Planning Commission (2012-2015); Member, Rotary International (2010-2015); Member, Vision 2020 (2008-2015); Member, Mayor’s Southside Task Force (2008-2012); Host & Director of Our Community TV Show, Latin Unlimited TV (2007-2009); Board Member, Community Action Development Corporation (2005-2010); Member, Community Revitalization and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee (2005-2009); Board Member (Past Secretary), Alliance for Building Communities (2004-2008); Board Member, Latino Leadership Alliance of the Lehigh Valley (2004-2008); Member, Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition (2003-2011); Board Member (Past-President), Puerto Rican Cultural Coalition (2002-2010).


J. William Reynolds

J. William Reynolds

Member of Council since 2008
Term Ending: 2024

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: Bethlehem City Council (2008-Present), Chairperson of Finance Committee (2020-Present), Chairperson of Human Resources and Environment Committee (2018-2020), Member of Community Development Committee, Member of Public Works Committee, President of Council (2014-2018), Vice President of Council (2012-2013), Bethlehem Council of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) Appointee.

Community Activities:  Moravian College Board of Trustees (2018-Present); Moravian College Alumni Association President (2018-Present); Moravian College Alumni Board Treasurer (2014-2018); Lehigh Valley 40 Under 40 (2015); Governor Tom Wolf Transition Team (2013-2014); Five Star Heart Project Board of Directors (2015-Present); 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).


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.

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).


Adam R. Waldron

Adam R. Waldron

Member of Council since 2014
Term Ending: 2022

Occupation: Owner – Adam Waldron Painting.

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

Council Activities: Bethlehem City Council (2014-Present) President of Council (2018-Present), Vice-President of Council (2016-2018), Chairperson of Human Resources and Environment Committee (2014-2016), Chairperson of Public Safety Committee (2016-2017).  

Community Activities: Volunteer Girls Volleyball Coach, Liberty High School, 2008-2013; Coach Quickset Club Volleyball, 2011-2014; Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach Notre Dame High School, 2014-2016; East Coast Power Volleyball Club Coach, 2015-Present.