A. James Scanzillo has been a Township resident for over 27 years. During this time, he has selflessly served the Township in many capacities: Park and Recreation Board (1990-2007), Planning Commission (1993-2000, 2004-2008, four year as Chair), Zoning Hearing Board (2000-2004), Land Preservation Committee (2005-2007), and Supervisor (2005 to present, current Chair). Jim also served for ten years on the Highlands Community Association Board of Directors.
"Maintaining the high quality of life in the Township has always been my top priority. This is best accomplished by listening to residents, understanding and enforcing all zoning and land use laws, and by being open and above board in all matters. As the real estate market rebounds, controlling growth will be an issue. This can best be accomplished through intelligent planning and zoning initiatives, as well as a workable land preservation program. My 23 years of both volunteer and elected service to the Township have prepared me for the challenges of future growth. I have professional experience and a thorough understanding of the land preservation programs of Bucks County, giving me great insight as to what works best in New Britain Township."
Helen B. Haun has been a Supervisor since 1998, with an attendance record over 98%. Helen has previously served on the Planning Commission (1992 to 2003). She also served on the Land Preservation Committee and Environmental Advisory Committee since 1997. Helen is the Township's representative to the Board of Directors for the North Penn Water Authority and currently serves as their Board Chair. She is a charter member in the founding of the North Branch Watershed Association and was appointed by Governor Rendell to the Delaware Basin Regional Water Resources Committee in 2003 and reappointed in 2007. Helen is also a member of the Village Improvement Association, a volunteer with Vita and knits prayer shawls for her church.
"The job of Supervisor has become more full-time over the years, but I love it. This job is too important to be politically partisan. My motto is, you picked a great place to live, help to keep it that way."
William B. Jones, III has been a Supervisor since 2003, with several stints as Chair. He continues to serve on the Planning Commission since 1994, and has served as Chair of that committee in the past. He has also been on the Park and Recreation Board since 1990 and served for a number of years as its Chair. He was involved with the PARI study that was done in 2002 to determine the needs and desires of residents for future park and recreation planning. Bill was on both the first and second Land Preservation Study Committees to determine the most desirable properties for consideration for land preservation and open space.
Bill was a 23-year member of the Board of Directors for The Highlands Community and was the Property Manager of the Highlands for ten years. Working at the Highlands taught him the importance of working together for the common good of the community and the health and safety of the residents. Bill was the Controller and Chief Financial Officer at Montgomery Publishing for 22 years. Bill's work in finance has served him well in monitoring and working on the Township Budget and keeping costs down.
Gregory T. Hood is a third generation New Britain Township resident and has lived in the Township for almost his entire life (40 years). Greg is married with three young sons. He has selflessly served the Township in many capacities: Planning Commission (2003-present, and has been Chair since 2008), Capital Planning Committee (2005-2007), Land Preservation Committee (2005-2010, Chair from 2009-2010). Greg has served as an election official in New Britain Township since 1999 and has been the Judge of Elections for South 1 since 2005. Greg has volunteered as a coach/assistant coach in the Lenape Valley Baseball and PA Rush Soccer programs since his children began playing sports. Professionally, Greg is a third generation business owner, whose business is located within the Township.
“Maintaining the high quality of life in the Township is my top priority. This is best accomplished by listening to residents and understanding their needs. Being willing to have an open mind, building trust, and treating people with respect relative to their positions is key when entrusted with the responsibility of being a Supervisor. In terms of future development, it is key to understand and enforce all zoning and land use laws, and by being open and above board in all matters. Fiscally, it is my job to be responsible with the taxpayers’ money, while still providing excellent services and upkeep of the Township. I feel my 10+ years of Township service and 20+ years in business management/ownership have provided me with valuable tools to deal with any future challenges that the Township may face.”
Cynthia Jones is the Township’s newest supervisor. A native of North Queensland Australia, Cynthia and her husband, Ken, immigrated to the U.S. in 1994. They moved to their current New Britain home in 1998 and became U.S. citizens in 2010.
As an immigrant who successfully navigated the path to U.S. citizenship, Cynthia has a deep commitment to American society and democracy and says it was a profound honor to become a member of our diverse nation, sharing in a commitment to building a bright future. She has always been passionate about American politics and is excited for the opportunity to play an active role in shaping the community she has loved for more than 20 years.
Since moving to New Britain, Cynthia has been an active community volunteer. She served on the Butler Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization for 10 years, serving as president for two. She was active in her church youth group and chaired the church’s largest fundraiser, Lobersterfest for two years. Currently, Cynthia volunteers for our local Meals on Wheels and takes care of infants at the Grand View Hospital Child Care Center.
Cynthia has two young adult children: Aidan and Brianna. She is a graduate of James Cook University with a bachelors degree in secondary education (science and math).