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

Mayor/Council as noted 7 Members 5 Year term  
  Date Appointed Date Reappointed Term Expiration
Council President - Jeffrey Waltman 01/27/2016 02/12/2018 02/12/2020
District 1 Councilor - Lucine Sihelnik 02/12/2018   02/12/2020
District 4 Councilor - Stratton Marmarou 05/27/2008 02/12/2018 02/12/2020
Redevelopment Authority Rep - Dan Luckey 01/15/2014   05/27/2019
Planning Commission Rep - Ermete Raphaelli 05/27/2008 06/08/2012 05/27/2017
Mayor Rep - Maria Ballas 05/27/2008   05/27/2013
Mayor Rep - Jack Knockstead 05/27/2008   05/27/2013
County Administrator - Ad Hoc