Aldan Council unanimously appointed Carmen Maniaci mayor of the borough. He is filling the unexpired term of Mayor Joseph Blackburn, who was appointed in April to fill the unexpired term of longtime Mayor James Hopely who retired for medical reasons.
Blackburn resigned or due to job obligations.
Maniaci, a Republican, has been a resident of Aldan for 20 years. He is married with two children and works for Delaware County as manager of the Shipping and Receiving Department.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, he is a graduate of Mercy Vocational High School and attended Delaware County Community College.
Maniaci, who served for two years as an Aldan councilman, is involved in the Boy’s Club as a coach as well as the Aldan Swim Club, Aldan Boosters Club, and at St. Eugene’s Church.
He is captain of the Avalon String Band, where he has been a member for 21 years. Manaci also is employed by the Philadelphia Phillies as vendor manager, where he has spent 34 years.
“I am very proud and humbled to be appointed mayor,” Maniaci said. “It is an honor to be in this position and I appreciate the trust Council has placed in me. I will do my very best to continue to make Aldan a great place to live.”
Maniaci will face Democrat Nicole Wolverton in the upcoming Nov. 7 election.
Wolverton was born and raised in Berwick, PA and is a graduate of Berwick High School and Temple University. She and her husband, Craig, have resided in the borough for 14 years.
Wolverton has been employed in nonprofit fundraising for 20 years, including The United Way and Project HOME.
She enjoys traveling and helps coach a dragon boat team of cancer survivors and their caregivers.
In a related motion, Council appointed Steve Maiden to fill Maniaci’s unexpired term on Council.
Maiden, who is married and the father of two sons and a daughter, is vice president of the Aldan Youth Club, a member of the Aldan Board of Recreation and the Civil Service Commission.
Council also appointed Lauren Cavanagh administrative assistant. A lifelong Aldan resident, she is married to a borough police officer and has years of experience in municipal government.
Cavanagh is replacing longtime borough employee Jennifer Perks, who recently resigned.