Borough Council is comprised of the Council President, council vice president and five council members. Council is the governing body of the Borough and oversees the passing of ordinances, codes, and various other decisions pertaining to the Borough and its residents. All council members are elected officials that live within the borough and serve various terms in their positions.
On every first and third Monday of each month, a gathering of Council and the public is held at the Borough Hall to conduct official business in regards to the Borough, the residents, and to answer and address the questions of those that attend. Anyone is able to attend these meetings and it is encouraged. The borough has seen its share of issues as much as any other municipality, however, the borough has been working to change, mend, and alter our faults and update the way things are being handled. Council is dedicated to winning over the trust and grace of those that know the borough the most.
West York Borough Mayor
Our Mayor oversees the West York Borough Police Department as West York’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer. The mayor directes the daily operations of the police department working with the Cheif of Public Safety and our brave men and women of law enforcement.
Elected Official – Biographies
Mary WagnerCouncil President
I was born in Spring Grove, York County on February 21, 1955 to John and Cordelia Heiner. I graduated from Spring Grove Area High School in May 1973. Married and moved to West York Borough on July 14, 1973. I attended York Technical Institute in 1997 and graduated with an Associates Degree in Computerized Accounting. I have 2 children, Stacey and Scott, and am a proud grandparent to three grandchildren. My oldest grandchild, Abigayle Wagner, is currently residing in Sheffield England, studying to be a History Teacher. Zachary and Carly Williams attend North Hills Elementary and Jr High Schools. I love to collect Elvis memorabilia, read, listen to oldies, watch old movies.
Brian WilsonCouncil Vice-President
Bio coming soon...
Mildred TavarezCouncil Member
My name is Mildred Tavarez, mother of three and resident in our Borough. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with fellow council members as well as the community and help our Borough move forward. I believe in working together for the benefit of the community and setting aside political views and agendas. I look forward to the next two years with enthusiasm and determination to make our community a place for everyone. Always, Mildred Tavarez
Wayne LeedyCouncil Member
Hi, I’m Wayne Leedy, Your new West York Borough Council Representative. I am very honored and humbled to serve you. My government philosophy is very simple. I will be a fiscal conservative; while being a strict constitutionalist. My wife Connie and I have been borough residents for over 15 years, and felt it was time to run for office. My motivation was a quote from my pastor who quotes Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. Thank you West York, and may God bless all of you. Sincerely, Wayne Leedy
Alan VanderslootCouncil Member
Alan has served on Borough Council since June, 2016. He previously served on Council for several years starting in 1985. Currently, he chairs the Finance Committee and also is a member of the Public Safety Committee. He has been a member of the United Steelworkers union since 1973 and serving as a delegate to the York Adams Central Labor Council for over 40 years. He is a graduate of the York College of Pennsylvania - class of 1969 and served on the YCP Alumni Board for three terms. He was in the first graduation class of the Leadership York program in 1979. After this, he joined the Boards of Bell Socialization Services and Pressley Ridge. He is currently the President of the White Rose Senior Center Board of Directors. Alan was on the professional staff of the United Way of York County for 28 years - serving as the Labor Liaison/Campaign Manager. He and his wife have four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Richie StahleCouncil Member
My name is Richard W Stahle Jr. Im currently serving in the middle of my first term. My passion and true dedication to the borough of West York are the parks and recs program and traffic saftey. In my first two years on council i worked hard on a number of projects like the new parking meters, Rewriting the aniamal control ordience, and many more things. Im currently working on the King and Poplar traffic study, handicap parking, and revamping the code enforcment department. In my personal life i am happly married with three wonderful children. My youngest child is autistic and epileptic.My name is Richard W Stahle Jr. Im currently serving in the middle of my first term. My passion and true dedication to the borough of West York are the parks and recs program and traffic saftey. In my first two years on council i worked hard on a number of projects like the new parking meters, Rewriting the aniamal control ordience, and many more things. Im currently working on the King and Poplar traffic study, handicap parking, and revamping the code enforcment department. In my personal life i am happly married with three wonderful children. My youngest child is autistic and epileptic.
Annette ChristineCouncil Member
Bio coming soon...
We are already blazing a vibrant path forward in the first 100 days of this year and with challenging work and tireless commitment and yes with a little hope, faith and love we can still say our brightest days are still ahead of us. We can expand our tax base to stabilize property taxes, we can clean up our neighborhoods and work to build partnerships to curb urban blight, we can invest in our parks and work to get our kids off the streets and have a safe place to play and develop friendships. We can work to bring home much needed grant money from county, state and federal programs. We did before, and we can do it again, together. Don’t be distracted by the bickering and the naysayers. Our future won’t be secure overnight but with the right vision and commitment we can deliver a brighter, safer West York. A West York that is open for business and inclusive. A place we can all be proud to call home. Thanks, Mayor Shawn Mauck