For this Councilwoman, serving her community comes naturally.
Looking very distinguished and chic in a navy blue suit, Councilwoman Jessica Teel Sadler confidently stood in front of her constituents, ready to face one of her toughest crowds yet: her son's third grade class.
After a brief description of what a council person's job entails and how they help the public, a legion of little eager arms shot up with frantically waving hands, ready and armed with questions.
"Is your job fun?" asked the first inquiring young mind.
"Yes, it IS fun." the Councilwoman enthusiastically replied.
That simple answer encapsulated the politician's attitude and approach to her public service career.
When asked how she became interested in being part of the local government, the 37 year old mother and account executive replied "I was looking for something to do for my community I wanted to bring a different demographic- a different perspective to the council."
The auspicious Nazareth native is unique not only because she is the third woman to serve on the Borough's Town Council, but also one of it's youngest members. Appointed in 2016 and elected in 2018, Teel Sadler represents the Second Ward and currently leads the Borough's Finance Committee.
In addition to the Finance Committee, she is also the Borough's representative to the Nazareth Council of Governments (COG), a group created to form a network between the surrounding municipalities for communication and information.
One of her most recent contributions to the Borough was establishing a "Trap Neuter Release" program in partnership with No Nonsense Neutering, a Lehigh Valley non-profit group whose purpose is to help control animal overpopulation.
"Being a good councilperson takes a sense of duty and a passion for change. You have to be comfortable challenging the old way of thinking 'this is the way it has always been done.'”
Although she hasn't committed to running for council again at the end of her term, Teel Sadler said she sees herself continuing her political career.
What does she like best about her job? "Meeting new people. Every day you learn something. I love having the ability to influence change in a positive way and be part of the solution to issues facing our community."
The Councilwoman said it best when asked how she chose her career, "I don't think I chose it. It chose me."
By: Dawn Dudeck Tunney
Photo By: Greg Morgan
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The Nazareth Girls Basketball Team went to Catasaqua High School on February 25th to play Parkland in the District Semifinal game and won 52-27 and will now play Tonight February 28th at 6pm at Easton Middle School vs Freedom for the District Championship!
The Nazareth Wrestling Team will have have 12 wrestlers going on to Regionals which will start Tonight February 28th at Liberty High School on Friday February 28 and Saturday February 29th, On Friday, SESSION 1: 4:30pm PIGTAIL ROUND/PREM. ROUND, SESSION 2:, 6:30pm QUARTERFINALS, 8:30pm 1st RD Cons. Then on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22: SESSION 3:9:30am 2nd RD Cons.
11am Semifinals/3RD RD Cons., 1:30pm 4TH RD Cons. and then 5pm PARADE OF CHAMPIONS5:15pm, SERIES Tickets are Adults $20.00 and Students $10.00 an individual.
Session tickets are ADULTS $6.00 and Students are $3.00 and FINALS Tickets are $Adults $8.00 and Students $4.00.
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