Serving Lehigh and Northampton Counties
Northampton County Watchdogs
The goal of the Valley Watchdog Program is to have at least one group member in each voting precinct in both Lehigh and Northampton Counties who are attending their local school board, township/city council, and county council meetings to not only represent the taxpayer, but also keep the group at large, and the general public, aware of any actions that these governmental bodies take that violate our Limited Government Resolution.
The Northampton County Valley Watchdogs have been hard at work on local issues such as property tax increases and the privatization of Gracedale since early 2010.
Northampton County is divided into several municipalities including cities, boroughs and townships, and into ten different school districts. We currently have Watchdog representatives in every school district and in 75% of the municipalities in Northampton County. To learn more about Northampton County, including a list of municipalities and school districts, click here.
Northampton County Council
The Northampton County Council meets at 6:30PM every first and third Thursdays of every month typically at the County Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Northampton County Courthouse, 669 Washington St, Easton PA 18042. Click here to learn more about Council and see meeting minutes and videos of past meetings. Come join us! We always have a handful of Watchdogs attending!
There are ten school districts that lie within Northampton County, three of which are shared with Lehigh County (Northern Lehigh, Catasauqua and Bethlehem). Currently, we have Watchdogs in every school district in Northampton County. For a list of school districts in Northampton County, including the district's website, board member listing, and meeting time and location, please click here. Typically, each district has bi-weekly school board meetings. Several Watchdogs have formed their own citizen action groups within their school district to focus on issues such as the budget, taxes, and spending projects. Please contact Bryan Eichfeld for more information about groups in your area.
In Pennsylvania, municipalities can be incorporated as cities, boroughs, towns, or townships. Northampton County has 2 cities, 19 boroughs, and 17 townships. We have Watchdogs in all but ten of these. For a directory of your municipality, including who represents you, their contact information, salaries, when their terms expire, and when and where they meet, please click here.
We are always looking to add more Watchdogs to our pack! If you're interested in becoming a Watchdog, please use the contact form below.