County Executive Phil Armstrong with US President Joe Biden during NACo's 2023 Legislative Conference
The Lehigh Valley became the nation’s first dual-county community to receive certification in the World Health Organization/AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. United way and Age-Friendly Lehigh Valley, led by Carmen Bell, have worked directly with AARP Pennsylvania to achieve this certification since 2018. This connection ensures that there is equitable and inclusive awareness and access to these various resources for all seniors.
Funded by Lehigh County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services, in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network and Treatment Trends Inc., The Center will provide resources to those struggling with or recovering from substance use disorders.
County Executive Phil Armstrong with NFL player and Whitehall native, Saquon Barkley, at the ribbon cutting for the Saquon Barkley Center of Excellence.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong presented the Office of the Community Liaison to the public. Under the direction of Yorman De La Rosa, the Office of the Community Liaison will focus on diversity representation throughout Lehigh County and will serve as a liaison for residents in collaboration with their local government.
On February 17, 2022, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong delivered his 2022 State of the County Address to community and business leaders alike. Highlights from the presentation include key infrastructure improvements, small business grant opportunities, Cedarbrook’s new E-wing expansion, and more.
Phil’s presentation was introduced by LVEDC President Don Cunningham, and Executive Director of Workforce Development Board Lehigh Valley, Nancy Dischinat.
On January 3, 2022, the Honorable Judge Melissa Pavlack administered the Oath of Office to Phillips M. Armstrong as he was sworn in for a second term as Lehigh County Executive.
On Monday, December 20th, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong, Lehigh County Commissioners Bob Elbich, and Lehigh County Commissioner Dan Hartzell joined US Marine Corp Veterans in assisting with the 2021 Salvation Army of Allentown's holiday distribution event. All efforts benefit local children and families in need.
Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong pictured in front of the White House in Washington D.C., in preparation for his attendance to the exclusive 2021 Lehigh County Executive Roundtable.
On November 17th, 2021, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong gave his pledge to Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) to fly local and to support Lehigh Valley’s very own neighborhood airport.
On Monday, November 15th, 2021, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong had the privilege of being featured in ArtsQuest’s latest issue of InQ magazine. Photographed along Senator Lisa Boscola and Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure, Armstrong gives his thoughts on the importance of ArtQuest in our community.
On Saturday, October 30th, the Lehigh County Public Defender’s Officer held its second Community Outreach Day for residents. A variety of services were available to those seeking free legal consultations, career planning resources, rental assistance, COVID-19 vaccines, food, and more.
Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong attended the ribbon cutting for LANTA’s new Allentown Transportation Center. The County Executive, among other local officials, was present to commemorate the center’s opening. The new bus stop will add further protection from bad weather, on-site security, and more consolidated travel routes for residents seeking to commute throughout the Lehigh Valley.
A groundbreaking ceremony to publicly commemorate the beginning of Cedarbrook’s upgrade project was held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. The event officially kicks off the construction phase for Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation’s Allentown campus that will provide much needed facility improvements for resident care and quality of life.
On Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong and Lehigh County Public Defender Kimberly Makoul, Esq. announce Lehigh County's second Community Outreach Day. The event will be held on October 30th, 2021, and will provide residents with multiple social services and resources.
On Friday, September 17th, 2021, the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office was officially awarded State Accreditation following an unanimous vote from PLEAC (Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission) at a formal meeting held on July 20, 2021 at the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Annual Conference.
On September 16, 2021, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Lehigh County’s first Net-Zero building, an achievement made possible thanks to Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF). Sustainable Energy Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to breaking down financial, educational, and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future.
Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong delivers his 2022 Budget Proposal to the Board of Commissioners and to Cedarbrook staff members.
Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins the Office of Aging and Adult Services in commemorating the 2021 Unsung Heroes Group Award.
On August 3, 2021, Lehigh County Commissioner Percy Dougherty was awarded by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania with the President’s Award for outstanding service.
County Executive Phil Armstrong speaks at Camp Fowler as Valley Youth House unveils its brand new cabin and camp renovations for today's youth.
On June 5th, the Office of the Public Defender gathered for their first Community Outreach Day event.
Chief Public Defender Kimberly Makoul (left) and Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong (right) announce Lehigh County's upcoming Community Outreach Day and its holistic initiative for residents.
Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins Cedarbrook Director Jason Cumello and residents for Cedarbrook's annual fishing tournament.
Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins the Lehigh Valley International Airport for the ceremonial ground breaking of its new Security Checkpoint Terminal Connector.
County Executive Phil Armstrong joins the United States Marine Corp and the Lehigh County Sheriff's Office for this year's Toys for Tots distribution.
Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins the Parkland C.A.R.E.S Food Pantry as they raise donations for Heroes Fighting Hunger.
On Monday, November 9th, 2020, the Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society and Historic Benner Mansion Inn presented a new hex sign to the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners. Madam Chair Amy Zanelli was present to receive the sign from coordinator, Siobhan “Sam” Bennett.
Lehigh County Executive Armstrong is present alongside the Northwestern Lehigh Veterans Memorial Committee as they break ground on the Northwestern Lehigh Veterans Memorial.
William & Christine Hankee
Robert H. Youst
John F. Mizgerd, Jr.
Barbara Ann Moyer
Timothy S. Gilbert
(Not Pictured: Myrna I. Rivera)
County Executive Armstrong teamed up with Desales University to talk about the 2020 Census on PBS39 NCR Radio.
County Executive Phil Armstrong delivers a rallying speech to get students involved with the upcoming 2020 Census.
County Executive Phillips M. Armstrong delivers his 2020 State of the County Address.
County Executive Phil Armstrong, along with Allentown Mayor Ray O' Connell, cut the ribbon for a new all-inclusive Weight Facility at the YMCA.
Allegiant Airline finds homebase with Lehigh Valley International Airport
Cedarbrook holds first ever Celebrating Excellence Awards to honor its staff.
County Executive Armstrong honors the Veterans of Cedarbrook at the local VFW Post 7923.
County Executive Armstrong and Allentown Mayor Ray O'Connell kick of the Allentown Fair.
Bittner's Corner Bridge replaced by Lehigh County, one of the many county-owned bridges.
Executive Armstrong and Commissioner Amy Zanelli greeted young women interested in the STEM Field at the Workforce Investment Board.
County Executive Armstrong was a guest of Alan Jennings this evening, where he discussed the work he's doing and developments that are occurring in Lehigh County.
Lehigh County's Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center celebrates its 175th Anniversary.
Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong presents the keys to a new police car for Whitehall Township, Friday, May 10th, 2019.
Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong attends the Envirothon at the Lehigh County Conservation District to celebrate agriculture and the environment on April 23rd, 2019.
County Executive Phillips Armstrong, Governor Tom Wolf, and Allentown Superintendent Thomas Parker discuss Restore Pennsylvania which will target lead remediation in schools. - Date: April 11th, 2019- Dodd Elementary
Phillips Armstrong celebrates National Libraries Week with a proclamation dedicated to the libraries of the county on April, 8, 2019.
The Trexler Nature Preserve and Wildlands Conservancy held their Pre-K Pathfinders Program teaching children about local wildlife and birding.