Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Citizens' Academy Grad Borso Seeks NorCo Council Seat
Although all records of my existence there have been expunged, I spent my formative years in Hellertown, where my proximity to the coke works damaged my brain. It is there that I knew Christen's husband, John, and his sister Debbie, who was the hottie of St. Theresa's Grade School at the time.
A 1987 graduate of Liberty High School, Christen graduated from NCC in 1991. Since then, she has devoted her time to starting and growing two small businesses here in the Lehigh Valley. Her son Justin, a recent college graduate, works in Delray Beach, Fl, which is where i wish I was right now.
Unlike many of the politicos who think they have to be part of the county party clique, Christen has a history of volunteersim. she's been a volunteer at Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, is co-founder of the Women Empowering Women small business group as well as numerous other women business organizations. Last year, she won the YWCA breaking the Glass Ceiling Award. She also serves on the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
Lamont McClure would like to end Northampton County's relationship with LVEDC, the LV's economic development engine. Borso would rather strengthen it, believing that this regional approach could market the positive attributes of the County. According to Borso, this includes an educated workforce, favorable tax rates and many existing, move-in ready buildings waiting for new tenants.
Infrastructure is another area of focus for Borso. She feels it is being ignored and that we must focus on major bridge repairs. "The time to act is now, as this has become a major problem," she states.
Christen will make her announcement official at an event planned for Tuesday February 19th at Woody’s on Easton Ave. in Bethlehem from 5-7.