President of Bellefonte Borough Council
Ward: West Precinct 5
Address: PO Box 68
Email: [email protected]
Committees: Attends all committee meetings
Term Expires:Term exp 12/31/2023
I advocate for transparent governance at all levels of government, open communications with community members, historic preservation, civil rights, environmental sustainability health care for all, and the economic vitality of our community.
I am one of nine elected members of the Bellefonte Borough Council. I represent the 3rd (West Ward) along with two other individuals. I was first elected to the Council in 2015 and started serving in January 2016. Since 2018, I have served as President of the Council. As President, I make committee appointments, create council agendas, preside over council meetings and work sessions. I also represent the Council on the Bellefonte Police Pension Committee, the local Cable Consortium, and the Spring Creek Watershed Commission. I have served as the Chair of the Spring Creek Watershed Commission since January 2020.
I have been active as a community organizer in the non-profit world for about 30 years. I am currently serving as the Vice-President of the Bellefonte Historic Preservation Foundation, the Chair of the Centre County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Parliamentarian for the Women’s Caucus of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. I serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Health Care for All Pennsylvania and am one of five people representing Centre County at the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. I previously served in multiple capacities with the National Organization for Women from the local level to the state Presidency to a regional board member on the National NOW Board of Directors.
I reside here in Bellefonte with my husband, Joseph Vasey, and my son, Kenneth Vasey.
Ward: South Precinct 3
Address: 120 Badger Ln
Email: [email protected]
Committees: *Safety (Chair) *Building & Property *Streets
Term Expires:Term exp 12/31/2021
Randall Brachbill was elected to the Bellefonte Borough Council in 2014 representing the South Ward. He currently serves as Council Vice President and was elected to serve on the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs Board of Directors in 2019. Brachbill is the Chairperson of the Safety Committee and serves on the Streets and Building & Property Committees. Additionally, he represents Bellefonte Borough on the Civil Service Commission, Nittany Valley Joint Planning Committee, Centre Region COG Public Safety Committee, and the Bellefonte Fire Dept. Executive Committee.
Randy has over 30 years of experience in Facility Management which included a nursing facility, Altoona Hospital (UMPC) and AccuWeather, from where he retired in 2019 as Vice President of Facilities.
His community involvement includes the Logan Ambulance Service and Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair. He was also a member of the Bellefonte Area Jaycees (a leadership development organization), where he held several offices including President. Brachbill went on to serve the Pennsylvania Jaycees as their 53rd President and received the Allen Whitfield Memorial Award as one of the top 20 State Presidents in the United States. He currently volunteers with a curriculum planning committee for the Bellefonte OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State) Committee.
Brachbill is a lifelong resident of the Bellefonte-area graduating from the Bellefonte Area School District and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. He resides in the South Ward with his wife Cathy. Together they have an adult daughter, Lindsay who is also a BASD graduate and holds degrees from both Penn State and Clemson Universities.