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The Township Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township.  Appointed by the Board of Commissioners, the Manager oversees the operation of all Township Departments, with the exception of the Police Department.  The coordination and oversight of the daily business of the Township, in association with the Department Heads, falls within the responsibilities of the Township Manager.  These departments include:  Finance, Code Enforcement, Public Works, Wastewater, Park and Recreation, and Police (budget only).

In addition, the Manager is responsible for the administration of policy decisions and directives that are made by the Board of Commissioners.

The Manager establishes the monthly agendas for discussion and consideration by the Board of Commissioners.

Administration

Telephone & Email Directory

Name Title Telephone
Leonard T. Perrone
lperrone@uppergwynedd.org
Township Manager,
Township Secretary
(215) 699-7777
Michael Lapinski
mlapinski@uppergwynedd.org
Assistant Township Manager,
Assistant Township Secretary
(215) 699-7777
Christine DiPippo
cdipippo@uppergwynedd.org
Receptionist/Secretary (215) 699-7777
Deanna Logan
dlogan@uppergwynedd.org
Administrative Assistant to the Township Manager (215) 699-7777

Leonard T. Perrone, Township Manager

Len PerroneLen received his inspiration towards a career in public service through his father who was very active as a volunteer in summer baseball programs in the Borough of Norristown. Following Len's graduation from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Government and Public Administration in 1975, Len pursued a Post-Graduate degree at The American University in Washington D.C. Len received his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in December of 1976.

Upon returning home from Washington D.C., Len received his first position in public management when he became the Assistant Borough Manager in Lansdale in the spring of 1977. In this position he assisted the Borough Manager in various projects. In the fall of 1979, he was appointed to the position of Manager of the Borough of Hatfield. In assuming this position, he became Hatfield Borough's first Manager. During his ten-year career in Hatfield, Len was responsible for having acquired many community development grants, reconstructed and managed the Borough's electric system, and improved the Borough's water and sewer systems.

In the fall of 1989, Len was chosen by the Board of Commissioner's to be Upper Gwynedd's Township Manager. While serving Upper Gwynedd Township, Len has helped to guide the Township through many projects and has advanced the services that affect the quality of life for the Township residents. Included in these projects is the completion of many highway and bridge improvements and the incorporation of the former Upper Gwynedd Sewer Authority into a department of the Township. Following this incorporation the Township has expanded and improved these facilities making it a state-of-the-art facility. The development of the Township's Parks and Recreation facilities and programs are amongst Len's more prideful accomplishments. All of the above have been done while managing the Township in a fiscally efficient and responsible manner.

Len is an active member of the International City Manager Association, the Montgomery County Consortium of Municipalities. He has also served on regional committees that involve the improvement of the quality of life in the North Penn area and Montgomery County.

Mike Lapinski, Assistant Township Manager

The Assistant Township Manager is a vital position within the Township's Administration.  The Assistant Township Manager is responsible for performing all the responsibilities for the Township Manager when the Township Manager is absent or not available.  On a daily basis, the Assistant Township Manager oversees the activites of the Land Development/Subdivision process and the Code Enforcement Department of the Township, amongs other daily responsibilities.

A native of Massachusetts, Michael J. Lapinski received his undergraduate degree from Stonehill College in 1994.  He began his public administration career in Boston where he worked as a clerk and inspector on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project - the largest urban construction project ever undertaken in an American city.  Upon moving to Pennsylvania in 2001, Mike was hired by Princeton Township, New Jersey to help manage their capital construction program.  Mike's duties later expanded to include Zoning and Land Use administration.  Over the course of his 12 years with Princeton he was involved in the planning, approval and implementation of many public and private projects that included road and sanitary sewer rehabilitation, park construction, and large institutional development.  Wanting to get a broader understanding of local government management, Mike attended graduate school at Villanova University where he received his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in 2011 and was inducted into the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.

Mike was hired as Upper Gwynedd's Assistant Township Manager in May 2013.  Given his background in construction and land use he is currently assisting the Township Manager in overseeing the Building, Zoning, and Code Enforcement Departments.  Mike will also help manage the sanitary sewer planning and maintenance program as well as the Township's day to day operations.

Mike is a member of the International City Manager's Association and the Association of Pennsylvania Municipal Managers.

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