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 What is the Role of the Northampton County General Purpose Authority?

The role of the Northampton County General Purpose Authority is to promote community and economic development through partnerships with businesses, organizations, local governments and individuals that will impact the economic vitality of Northampton County.  Strategies include, but are not limited to:

  • Encourage private investment in the County that contributes to increased/retained employment that helps to expand the local tax base through grants and loans.
  • Promote the revitalization of the business districts in the County's cities and boroughs.
  • Fund projects that improve the public infrastructure, recreation, workforce development, tourism, community services and the arts.
  • Support the development of sustainable communities and a local green economy.
  • Provide bond financing opportunities for business improvement, medical organizations and educational institution

 Contact Information

​2801 Emrick Blvd., 1st Floor                                          Tina Smith, DCED Director and GPA Executive Director:

Bethlehem, PA 18020                                                     Sarah Ortiz, DCED Specialist:

Phone: 610-829-6306                                                

Fax: 610-559-3775                                                    

 Authority Members

 Scheduled Meetings


Pursuant to Act No. 212, June 21, 1957, P. L. 393, Section 3, as amended, Public Notice of the Schedule of Regular Meetings of the Northampton County General Purpose Authority are hereby given for the Year 2023.  These meetings will be held every month at 8:15 AM at the Northampton County Courthouse, 669 Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Easton, Pennsylvania.


Tuesday, January 10 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday, March 7 CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 4

Tuesday, May 2 CANCELLED

Tuesday, June 6

Tuesday, July 11 CANCELLED

Tuesday, August 8 CANCELLED

Tuesday, September 12

Tuesday, October 10CANCELLED 

Tuesday, November 14

Tuesday, December 5

 Open Records

​Open Records Officer:

Tina Smith, Director

Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development

2801 Emrick Blvd, 1st Floor

Bethlehem, PA 18020

(610) 829-6306

GPA Open Records Policy.pdf

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