The Board of Supervisors consists of elected officials serving six year terms. The Board performs primarily legislative functions. These include setting policy, enacting ordinances and resolutions, adopting budgets and levying taxes.
The Board also appoints and supervises the Township Manager, who handles the day-to-day administration of Doylestown. The Board of Supervisors meets every first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 PM. All meetings are conducted at the Township Building, 425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA.
Agenda information is available the Friday prior to each meeting; contact the Township at 215-348-9915 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Please direct all Board of Supervisors correspondence to: (member name) Doylestown Township Supervisor 425 Wells Road Doylestown, PA 18901 To view Board of Supervisors meetings online, or to review upcoming Agendas/Minutes click here.
BiographiesBarbara N. Lyons
Barbara Lyons, Esq. was appointed to the Board of Supervisors on June 18, 2002, to carry out the remainder of the term previously occupied by John T. Carson (deceased). Prior to her appointment, Ms. Lyons served for several years as Chairman of the Township’s Park and Recreation Board. She is currently serving as Doylestown Township’s Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, is also the past Chairman of the Township’s Oktoberfest Committee and is currently Chairman of the Township Golf Outing. Ms. Lyons earned her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and holds a Juris Doctor from Temple Law School. A former trial attorney, she now practices law as a civil mediator and neutral arbitrator. In addition to her Township activities, Ms. Lyons serves the community on various boards including Central Bucks Cares and as a counselor to women and families in transition. She and her husband, Rick Lyons, have three children.
Richard (Rick) Colello was appointed to the Board of Supervisors on March 16, 2010. Prior to his appointment, Rick served for several years on the Oktoberfest Committee as well as the Planning Commission. In 1972 Rick graduated from Saint Joseph’s College with a BS degree in Mathematics. After twenty two years in the transportation industry he went back to school and began a second career as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) located in Doylestown. In addition to volunteering on Township Committees, Rick also is involved in several charitable organizations in the community. Rick has been a resident of Doylestown Township since 1985, is married to Marie and has two children (Allison & Kristine), a son-in-law Joe, and two grandchildren (Nadia & Adam).
Ryan is the Executive Director of the Travis Manion Foundation, a non-profit that was founded after her brother 1st Lt Travis Manion was killed in Iraq in 2007. She has been inspired to help wounded Veterans and Families of Fallen Heroes because of her brother’s character, leadership and sacrifice. As the sister of a fallen Marine, Ryan has had several opportunities to speak to a national audience about the importance of supporting our military community. She is responsible for strategic development, planning, marketing, and executing Foundation events and programs. She serves as the keynote speaker for the Character Does Matter Leadership program to help school age children realize the importance of leadership and character. Ryan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Cabrini College. She resides in Doylestown with her husband and two daughters, Maggie Rose and Honor.
Shawn was elected to the Board of Supervisors in January 2012. He is a lifelong resident, growing up here playing DAA baseball and basketball and later getting the opportunity to coach his own sons. Shawn attended our local schools including BCCC and Delaware Valley College where he was a Horticulture and Agribusiness major.
Shawn is a local business owner emphasizing on farming, environmental restoration, and the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings throughout Bucks County.
Shawn has served on the Doylestown Township EAC, as past President of the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance, a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Council, and Doylestown Rotary. He is the founder of the Doylestown Creek Coalition, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 52, Doylestown. Shawn is also a member of the Bucks County Open Space Committee.
Shawn and his wife Geralyn are the parents of 6 young children who provide Shawn with “the 6 main reasons” he sought the position of Supervisor
Ken joined the Board of Supervisors on January 6, 2014. Previously he served three years on the Planning Commission (two years as Vice Chairman). Ken retired in November, 2011 after a successful 32 year career at Merck & Co. Inc. where he excelled in many disciplines including manufacturing, planning, management engineering, information technology, global processes, clinical supplies and clinical operations research. During this time he successfully demonstrated how to manage, lead, implement change, develop long-term plans, make data-driven decisions, embrace continuous improvement and most importantly listen. He also achieved several management awards including a Six Sigma Executive Black Belt. Ken earned a B.S. Degree in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University. Ken and his wife, Cecile, have been residents of Doylestown Township since 1993 and actively support several community charitable organizations. He has two sons, Chris & Matt, a daughter-in-law Kristine and two granddaughters, Filippa & Hedvig.
Newly Adopted Ordinances
Recently adopted ordinances and can be viewed by clicking here.
All ordinances can be viewed in the Doylestown Township Code.