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NACO's 2023 Legislative Conference - Thursday, February 16, 2023

County Executive Phil Armstrong with US President Joe Biden during NACo's 2023 Legislative Conference 

Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities certification. - Thursday, February 09, 2023

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.

"The Center" recovery center ribbon cutting and dedication - Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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.

Ribbon Cutting for the Saquon Barkley Center of Excellence - Friday, April 08, 2022

County Executive Phil Armstrong with NFL player and Whitehall native, Saquon Barkley, at the ribbon cutting for the Saquon Barkley Center of Excellence. 

2022 Spanish Interpreter Registration Day! - Tuesday, April 05, 2022
2022 Office of the Community Liaison News Conference - Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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.

2022 State Of The County Address - Friday, February 18, 2022

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.

2022 County Executive Oath of Office Ceremony - Monday, January 03, 2022

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. 

2021 Salvation Army Distribution Event - Monday, December 20, 2021

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. 

County Executive Armstrong Visits White House - Thursday, December 09, 2021

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. 

Lehigh Valley Mall Tree Lighting Ceremony - Friday, November 19, 2021
County Executive Armstrong Pledges to Fly Local - Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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.


ArtsQuest InQ Magazine Photoshoot - Monday, November 15, 2021

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. 

Lehigh County's Second Community Outreach Day - Saturday, October 30, 2021

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. 

LANTA Transportation Center Ribbon Cutting - Thursday, October 28, 2021

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.

Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehabilitation Groundbreaking Ceremony - Friday, October 22, 2021

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.    

October Community Outreach Day News Conference - Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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. 

Lehigh County Sheriff Awarded State Accreditation - Monday, September 20, 2021

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.

Sustainable Energy Fund's New Net-Zero Building - Thursday, September 16, 2021

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.

2022 Lehigh County Budget Presentation - Thursday, August 26, 2021

Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong delivers his 2022 Budget Proposal to the Board of Commissioners and to Cedarbrook staff members.

2021 Unsung Heroes Group Awards - Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins the Office of Aging and Adult Services in commemorating the 2021 Unsung Heroes Group Award. 

Commissioner Dougherty wins CCAP President's Award - Wednesday, August 04, 2021

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.

Angelo Scarselletti Amphitheater Dedication Ceremony at Slatington's Victory Park - Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Valley Youth House Camp Fowler Renovations - Wednesday, July 21, 2021

County Executive Phil Armstrong speaks at Camp Fowler as Valley Youth House unveils its brand new cabin and camp renovations for today's youth. 

Lehigh County Community Outreach Day - Saturday, June 05, 2021

On June 5th, the Office of the Public Defender gathered for their first Community Outreach Day event.

Community Outreach Day News Conference - Wednesday, June 02, 2021

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. 

Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehabilitation Fishing Tournament - Friday, May 28, 2021

Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins Cedarbrook Director Jason Cumello and residents for Cedarbrook's annual fishing tournament. 

Lehigh Valley International Airport Ground Breaking for Airport Expansion - Thursday, May 27, 2021

Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins the Lehigh Valley International Airport for the ceremonial ground breaking of its new Security Checkpoint Terminal Connector.

Toys For Tots 2020 - Friday, December 18, 2020

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. 

Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Collection "Heroes Fighting Hunger" - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins the Parkland C.A.R.E.S Food Pantry as they raise donations for Heroes Fighting Hunger. 

New Hex Sign Presented To Lehigh County Board of Commissioners - Thursday, November 12, 2020

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. 

Breaking ground on the Northwestern Lehigh Veterans Memorial - Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lehigh County Executive Armstrong is present alongside the Northwestern Lehigh Veterans Memorial Committee as they break ground on the Northwestern Lehigh Veterans Memorial.

2020 Unsung Heroes Recipients - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Debra Mackin

Frank Schlosser

John Teufel

William & Christine Hankee

Shirley Hendricks

Gregory Williams

Robert H. Youst

John F. Mizgerd, Jr.

Barbara Ann Moyer

Timothy S. Gilbert

(Not Pictured: Myrna I. Rivera) 

2021 Budget Proposal - Thursday, August 27, 2020

Ribbon Cutting For Hangar 11- LVIA - Monday, July 27, 2020
County Executive Armstrong Address Crowd for State of Emergency Declaration - Monday, March 16, 2020
Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus Expansion Groundbreaking - Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Let's Talk Census 2020! - Tuesday, March 03, 2020

County Executive Armstrong teamed up with Desales University to talk about the 2020 Census on PBS39 NCR Radio. 

Census 2020 Pep Rally at PSU Lehigh Valley! - Monday, March 02, 2020

County Executive Phil Armstrong delivers a rallying speech to get students involved with the upcoming 2020 Census. 

2020 State of the County Address - Thursday, February 27, 2020

County Executive Phillips M. Armstrong delivers his 2020 State of the County Address. 

Allentown YMCA Ribbon Cutting - Thursday, February 13, 2020

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 Air Ribbon Cutting at LVIA, Allegiant Air Finds Home Base at Lehigh Valley International - Thursday, February 13, 2020

Allegiant Air Ribbon Cutting at LVIA

Allegiant Airline finds homebase with Lehigh Valley International Airport

Cedarbrook Holds First Ever Celebrating Excellence Awards - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Cedarbrook holds first ever Celebrating Excellence Awards to honor its staff.

County Executive Armstrong and Cedarbrook Veterans - Thursday, September 26, 2019

County Executive Armstrong honors the Veterans of Cedarbrook at the local VFW Post 7923.

County Executive Armstrong Kicks-Off Allentown Fair - Wednesday, August 28, 2019

County Executive Armstrong and Allentown Mayor Ray O'Connell kick of the Allentown Fair.

Lehigh County Replaces Bittner's Corner Bridge - Thursday, August 01, 2019

Bittner's Corner Bridge replaced by Lehigh County, one of the many county-owned bridges.

Executive Armstrong and Commissioner Zanelli Congratulate Girls in Stem Education - Friday, July 19, 2019

Executive Armstrong and Commissioner Amy Zanelli greeted young women interested in the STEM Field at the Workforce Investment Board. 

County Executive Armstrong Interviewed on WDIY 88.1 - Monday, June 03, 2019

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.

Cedarbrook Celebrates Its 175h Anniversary - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Lehigh County's Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center celebrates its 175th Anniversary.

Lehigh County Executive Presents Police Crusier to Whitehall Township - Monday, May 13, 2019

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong presents the keys to a new police car for Whitehall Township, Friday, May 10th, 2019.

County Executive Armstrong at the Envirothon - Tuesday, April 23, 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.

Governor Tom Wolf, County Executive Armstrong, Allentown Superintendent Thomas Parker - Friday, April 12, 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 - Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Phillips Armstrong celebrates National Libraries Week with a proclamation dedicated to the libraries of the county on April, 8, 2019.

Trexler Nature Preserve Environmental Education Programming - Friday, March 15, 2019


The Trexler Nature Preserve and Wildlands Conservancy held their Pre-K Pathfinders Program teaching children about local wildlife and birding.