Mayor Jeff Geoghan has lived in East Petersburg since 2004 with his wife and three young children. Originally from Long Island, New York, he met Susan in Southern California and they relocated to Lancaster County to be closer to her extended family. “We wanted to have relatives for our kids to interact with, and the pace of life in Lancaster is great” Geoghan noted. They chose East Petersburg in March 2004 and have enjoyed growing in the borough over the years.
Geoghan joined the East Petersburg Day steering committee also in 2004, and originally organized the kid’s field games in the park during the event. He also helped chronicle the events each year using his photographic and website skills. In 2005 he was elected to the Borough Council and served on the administrative committee. He started his own real estate business and has volunteered on the Government relations committee of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors. In 2009 he was elected Mayor for his first term, and was re-elected in 2013 to a second term. In 2011 he helped start the first annual Gypsy Moon Blues Fest in East Petersburg – Lancaster’s only outdoor blues event. “As a music lover and part of a family of musicians, it was particularly satisfying to be a part of bringing the musical arts to East Pete in a fresh way.” The fourth annual festival happens this coming fall.
Geoghan is quick to spread the praise around for all the leaders and volunteers in East Petersburg. “It’s been a privilege to work alongside some incredible, dedicated servants who help our community function and grow” he observes. “As the liaison for police protection, I have also been very grateful for the Manheim Township Police Department and their commitment to keeping our town safe.” He encourages every resident to consider getting involved in the community events and organizations.
Watch for Mayor Geoghan’s quarterly columns in the Town Crier newsletter.