In accordance with the city’s Home Rule Charter, City Council President Roger MacLean is serving as mayor following the March 9, 2018 resignation of Ed Pawlowski.
Roger was elected to a four-year term on City Council in November 2015 and was elected Council President by his colleagues in January 2018.
Roger served 40 years with the Allentown Police Department. He retired from the department in 2013 after serving as chief for the final eight years. He is a graduate of both the FBI National Academy, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.
Roger is a lifelong resident of the city of Allentown, graduating from William Allen High School. He earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from DeSales University in nearby Center Valley.
Dedicating his life by giving back, Roger has served on many boards, including the Child Advocacy Center of the Lehigh Valley and Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley. He continues to serve on the Lehigh Carbon Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the Lehigh County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and the Police Athletic League (PAL).
Roger is the father of six children; Ryan, Morgan, Abigail, Jessica, Zachary and Alyssa; and has a granddaughter, Lydia.