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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 tsmith@northamptoncounty.org                                  

Bethlehem, PA 18020                                                    Mark Hartney, DCED Deputy Director mhartney@northamptoncounty.org

Phone: 610-829-6306                                                Dave Hughes, DCED Finance Specialist dhughes@northamptoncounty.org

Fax: 610-559-3775                                                    Sarah Ortiz, DCED Specialist sortiz@northamptoncounty.org

 Authority Members

 Scheduled Meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE

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 2017.  These meetings will be held every month at 8:15 AM to be held at the Northampton County Courthouse, 669 Washington Street, Easton, Pennsylvania. The Northampton County Higher Education Authority Meeting and the Northampton County Hospital Authority Meeting will be held immediately following the GPA Meeting.

2018

Tuesday, January 9

Tuesday, February 6

Tuesday, March 6 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 10

Tuesday, May 1 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, June 5

Tuesday, July 10 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, August 7

Tuesday, September 11 - RESCHEDULED TO Thursday, September 13

Tuesday, October 2 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 6

Tuesday, December 4

2019

Tuesday, January 8

Tuesday, February 5

Tuesday, March 5

Tuesday, April 2

Tuesday, May 7

Tuesday, June 4

Tuesday, July 9

Tuesday, August 6

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 8

Tuesday, November 12

Tuesday, December 10

 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

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