Swamp isn’t “Swampy.” The historical name for the village that lies at the intersection of Swamp Pike and Rt. 663 (North Charlotte Street) was “Swamp,” an English corruption of the German Schwam—for meadows, lowlands.


Board of Supervisors

New Hanover Township is classified as a township of the second class and is governed by the Board of Supervisors, which is comprised of five members, who are elected at large and serve six-year staggered terms. The Board is empowered with legislative functions which include enacting ordinances and resolutions, adopting a budget, levying taxes, providing for appropriations, awarding bids and contracts, and making appointments to various advisory boards and commissions.

Charles Garner, Chairman
Term: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2021

Kurt Zebrowski, Vice Chairman
Term: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019

Marie Livelsberger, Member
Term: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2023

Phil Agliano, Member
Term: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2019

William Ross Snook, Member
Term: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2023