|Name||Michael "Mike" Schlossberg|
Allentown, Pennsylvania , United States
|| May 15, 1983
|Last Modifed||Christie-Toomey '16|
May 25, 2009 07:03pm
|Info||Mike Schlossberg is a Democrat seeking election to Allentown City Council. Schlossberg’s education, community involvement, policy knowledge and practical experience have prepared him for a role as a City Councilman. |
Schlossberg is employed by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce as a state-certified Urban Revitalization Specialist, where he works with volunteers, government officials, and business owners to develop and enhance urban communities. As a community activist and organizer, Schlossberg fully understands the importance of having police to walk the streets, ensuring that government has the lowest taxes possible, helping new businesses open, creating new jobs and engaging the community in the political process. He has been published numerous times in The Morning Call, with articles highlighting his dedication to making urban areas better for those who live and work in them.
Schlossberg has also served as an aide to State Representative Jennifer Mann, where he worked on legislation and constituent services that have impacted the lives of countless Allentown residents. He has also served as aide to Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham, advising him on matters related to urban affairs and neighborhood revitalization. Both Representative Mann and County Executive Cunningham have endorsed Schlossberg, who is the only candidate with experience working with state, county and local governments. Schlossberg has also been endorsed by State Representative Joseph Brennan, Allentown Councilman Peter Schweyer, Allentown Councilwoman Jeanette Eichenwald and Lehigh County Commissioner Daniel McCarthy.
The son of a former small business owner and teacher, Schlossberg has identified in himself an obligation to improve his community. Schlossberg graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Psychology, where he also earned admission into the distinguished Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dedicated to public service, Schlossberg continued his education at Lehigh University, where he earned his Masters degree in Political Science.
Schlossberg is also actively involved in his community. He is a member of the Allentown Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Congregation Keneseth Israel. Additionally, Schlossberg is a member of Allentown Committee on Government Reform, an Officer in the West Park Civic Association, a member of Hamilton Street Revitalization Committee, a member of the Allentown Network of Young Professionals Advisory Group. A lifelong Democrat, Schlossberg also serves as the Treasurer of the Allentown City Democratic Committee and a member of the Lehigh County Democratic Committee Executive Board. He has also served as a political aide to Governor Rendell, Senator Bob Casey, State Representatives Bob Freeman and Joe Brennan, and Lehigh County Judge Michele Varricchio.