City Council

City Council Members

Bryan G. Callahan
Michael G. Colón
Shawn M. Martell
Olga Negrón
J. William Reynolds
Adam R. Waldron
Paige Van Wirt

Bryan G. Callahan

Member of Council since 2014
Term Ending: 2022

Occupation: Department Chairperson-Health and Physical Education, Freedom High School; Owner-Bryan Callahan’s Driving School; Co-Owner Fancy Sports Photos.

Education: Liberty High School, 1980; Lock Haven University, B.A. Journalism/Public Relations, 1985; East Stroudsburg University, Health and Physical Education, 1994; Wilkes University, M.S. Education, 1999.

Council Activities: Chairman of Finance Committee; Member of Human Resources and Environment Committee; Member of Public Works Committee.

Michael G. Colón

Member of Council since 2016
Term Ending: 2022

Occupation: Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Gracedale Nursing Home.

Education: Liberty High School, 2004; B.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2008.

Council Activities: Chairman of Public Safety Committee; Member of Community Development Committee; Member of Finance Committee.

Community Activities: Member of Society of Volunteer Administrators of the Lehigh Valley (2012-Present); Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley Food Pantry Committee (2013-Present); City of Bethlehem Human Relations Commission (2014-Present); Alternate to Bethlehem Civil Service Board (2014-2015).

Shawn M. Martell

Member of Council Since 2016
Term Ending: 2020

Occupation: Teacher, Nazareth Area High School, Economics and American Government.

Education: Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2003; Moravian College, B.A. with Honors in Historical Studies, 2007; East Stroudsburg University, M.A. with Honors in Political Science 2015.

Council Activities: Chairman of Community Development Committee; Member of Finance Committee; Member of Parks and Recreation Committee. Council Appointee to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

Community Activities: Volunteer at Bethlehem Boys and Girls Clubs (2002-Present); Bethlehem Food Co-Op Communications Committee (2013-Present); Senior Citizen Assistant at PA Department of Revenue (2007-2008); Recreational Support; KidsPeace, Fountain Hill (2007-2008); Assistant Varsity Football Coach; Nazareth Area High School (2008-2013); Chair of Global Issues Club (2013-Present).

Olga Negrón

Member of Council Since 2016
Term Ending: 2022

Occupation: Community Liaison, HGSK Law Firm.

Education: Austin Community College, Associates Degree in Marketing, 1996.

Council Activities: Chairwoman of Parks and Recreation Committee; Member of Public Safety Committee; Member of Public Works Committee.

Community Activities:

  • State Advisory Council on Library Development (2018-Present);
  • Board Member, New Bethany Ministries (2017-Present);
  • Member Pastoral Council, Holy Infancy Church (2017-Present);
  • Board Member, Hispanic Chamber (2016-Present);
  • Member (Past President), Community Action Committee LV (2008-Present);
  • Member (Past VP), Bethlehem Area Public Library (2010-Present);
  • Board Member, Casa Guadalupe Center (2016-2017);
  • Member (Past Co-Chair), Bethlehem Planning Commission (2012-2015);
  • Member, Rotary International (2010-2015);
  • Member, Vision 2020 (2008-2015);
  • Member, Mayor’s Southside Task Force (2008-2012);
  • Host & Director of Our Community TV Show, Latin Unlimited TV (2007-2009);
  • Member (Past President), Community Action Development Corporation (2005-2010);
  • Member, Community Revitalization and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee (2005-2009);
  • Member (Past Secretary), Alliance for Building Communities (2004-2008);
  • Board Member, Latino Leadership Alliance of the Lehigh Valley (2004-2008);
  • Member, Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition (2003-2011);
  • Member (Past-President), Puerto Rican Cultural Coalition (2002-2010).

J. William Reynolds

Member of Council Since 2008
Term Ending: 2020

Occupation: Teacher, William Allen High School, History and Government.

Education: Liberty High School, 1999; B.A. with Honors in Political Science, Moravian College 2003.

Council Activities: Chairman of Human Resources and Environment Committee; Member of Community Development Committee; Member of Parks and Recreation Committee; President of Council (2014-2018); Vice President of Council (2012-2013); Bethlehem Council of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) Appointee.

Community Activities: Community Activities: Moravian College Alumni Board Treasurer (2014-Present); Governor Tom Wolf Transition Team (2013-2014); Five Star Heart Project Board of Directors (2015-Present); Calypso Elementary School Leadership Team (2013-2014); Bethlehem Area Public Library, Board of Directors (2008-2014); VIA Hall of Fame and All-Star Basketball Classic Selection Committee (2008-2013); Bethlehem Neighborhood Center, Board of Directors (2008-2013); Young Rotary Club of Bethlehem (2006-2010); Hurricane Basketball Club Youth Coach (Bethlehem, PA) (2003-2007); North Central LL Youth Baseball Coach (Bethlehem, PA) (2004-2005).

Adam R. Waldron

Term Ending: 2022

Occupation: Owner – Adam Waldron Painting.

Education: Liberty High School-2002; West Chester University, B.S. Business Management, 2006.

Council Activities: President of Council (2018-2020); Vice-President of Council (2016-2018).

Community Activities: Volunteer Girls Volleyball Coach, Liberty High School, 2008-2013; Coach Quickset Club Volleyball, 2011-2014; Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach Notre Dame High School, 2014-2016; East Coast Power Volleyball Club Coach, 2015-Present.