The United States Department of Defense announced plans to close federally-owned military installations under the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC). Included on this list was the Navy Marine Center located on Kenhorst Boulevard in the City of Reading. To address the BRAC process, a Local Redevelopment Authority was formed by the City of Reading City Council. The Reading LRA serves as the primary link between the Department of Defense, the current installation, the Reading community, and the Federal and State agencies responsible for all base closure matters. The Reading LRA's main responsibility is "identifying local redevelopment needs and preparing a redevelopment plan for the Military Department to consider in the disposal of the installation property."

Meetings: as necessary

Linda Kelleher, 610-655-6204

Created by Bill 39-2008; amended by 14-2009

  7 Members 5 Year term  
  Date Appointed Date Reappointed Term Expiration
Council President - Jeffrey Waltman 01/27/2016 02/10/2020 02/10/2022
District 1 Councilor - Lucine Sihelnik 02/12/2018 02/10/2020 02/12/2020
District 4 Councilor - Stratton Marmarou 05/27/2008 02/12/2020 02/10/2022
Redevelopment Authority Rep - Stacey Keppen      
Planning Commission Rep - Ermete Raphaelli 05/27/2008 06/08/2012 05/27/2017
Mayor Rep - Vacant 05/27/2008   05/27/2013
Mayor Rep - Vacant      
County Administrator - Ad Hoc