Category: Mayor’s Desk

It is with great sadness that we have become aware of the passing of Mayor Gail Stoudt

Gail L. (Hoffecker) Stoudt, 78 of Elverson, Warwick Twp., Chester Co., PA passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the Berkshire Center. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Dorothy Hoffecker.

Gail attended the University of Miami and Widener University. She worked as a manager, primarily in the restaurant business for more than twenty years. More recently, she worked providing in home care to seniors. Gail served as the first female mayor of Bernville, for six years, after serving on borough council for two years.  She helped increase the Bernville police department, including the addition of a K-9 officer.  She loved to stay active with exercise classes, yoga, tai chi, and taking long walks with her goldendoodle, Thomas Sawyer. She loved animals, adopting dogs and cats her whole life, and is also survived by her Himalayan cat Sherlock Holmes.  In addition, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.


Tonight, we celebrate the light…

Tonight, members of the Jewish community will gather with family and friends to begin the celebration of Hanukkah.

Hanukkah is a holiday that celebrates miracles – the miraculous endurance of the Jewish people in the face of persecution and hardship. The story of the Festival of Lights teaches us that when we stand together united; we can overcome any obstacle.  May the Festival of Lights remind us all that even in darkness, we celebrate the light.

Best wishes and happy Hanukkah,
Shawn A. Raup-Konsavage
Mayor – Bernville Borough

Come W(h)ine with the Mayor

Do you have an idea or a talent you would like to lend to your community?  Do you have a concern or question about your community?  The Mayor of Bernville invites you to join him for a glass of wine* and appetizers on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bernville Area Community Library to share with him your ideas, talents, and thoughts.

*You must be at least 21 years of age to drink.  Bottled water and soda will also be provided.  This event is paid for and sponsored by Shawn. Raup-Konsavage, using private funding.  This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the borough of Bernville or its council.