Penn Forest Township Contact Information

2010 State Route 903 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2768
Fax: 570-325-8230
E-mail :
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Emergency Services

Penn Forest Township residents have access to 9-1-1 emergency services. Dial 911 in an emergency, but only in an emergency. If you need assistance but do not have an emergency, call:

Fern Ridge State Police 570-646-2271 (non-emergency number)

Lehighton State Police 610-377-4270 (non-emergency number)

Lehighton Ambulance-Penn Forest location 570-325-8184

If you live in a development, contact your development managenent or Property Owner's Association for the property security procedures in case of an emergency.

BEFORE burning Call the Communication Center 570-325-9111

Supervisors and Staff


Warren Reiner - Roadmaster

Roger L. Meckes - Asst. Roadmaster

Judith Knappenberger - Supervisor

Scott Lignore - Supervisor

Tom Cross- Supervisor

Office Staff

Dana Vitale - Secretary

Tammy McMahon - Treasurer

Heather Saba - Administrative Assistant

Transfer Station / Other Staff

Keith Knappenberger

Sherry Knappenberger

Smokey Beers

Shannon Meckes

Colton Gibiser

Ricky Ahner

Penn Forest Township Planning Board Members

William Miller - Chairman

William English- Vice-Chairman

Chris Rau - Secretary

Barry Isett & Associates - Engineer

Zoning Board Members

Audrey Wargo - Chairman

Patrick Walsh - Member

Paul Fogal - Member

Shawn Kresge - Alternate