Officials & Meetings
Bridgeville Borough government leadership is comprised of the Mayor, Council Members, and other officials who are either elected or appointed to their posts. Below are the members of your local government. You may write to them individually or contact the Borough Office here with regard to Borough business.
BRIDGEVILLE BOROUGH COUNCIL AND MAYOR:
l-r top row: Justine Cimarolli, Jason Ferri, Jason Sarasnick, Shane Franchick, Bill Henderson
l-r seated: Bruce Ghelarducci, Mayor Betty Copeland, Joseph Verduci
Council Members & Bio’s
My family and I have proudly called Bridgeville home for the past 31 years. Theresa and I are blessed to have two beautiful daughters, and we take pride in raising them in this community. We believe that the values they have gained while growing up here, along with positive interactions with the wonderful people in Bridgeville, will greatly benefit them as they navigate through life and eventually raise their own children.
I attended Duquesne University, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in music, and later obtained a master’s degree in education. Currently serving as a department head and a successful advanced placement instructor, I have dedicated over 28 years to teaching high school students. I’ve also enjoyed coaching volleyball during my professional years and have had the privilege of sending numerous athletes to play at the collegiate level, securing 5 section titles, and winning a WPIAL championship. In addition, I have coached with the BAA and the CV school district in a variety of capacities. I am also the co-director of a small business, providing volleyball instruction in the greater Pittsburgh area.
As the demands of my previous responsibilities have lessened, I feel a calling to give back to our community. I am proud to be associated with Special Olympics, serving as the co-director of the Special Olympic – Unified Volleyball League. Additionally, I am an active member of the Bridgeville Public Library Board of Trustees.
I humbly extend my sincere gratitude to the voters of Bridgeville for the faith they have shown in me. I eagerly look forward to the opportunity to serve the residents of Bridgeville and contribute to the betterment of our community.
I have lived in Bridgeville for most of my life. I am a product of the Chartiers Valley School system and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Criminology and Political Science, with additional post-degree work at Duquesne University studying Leadership.
I served eight years with the Bridgeville Police Department rising to the rank of Sergeant before choosing a career in Insurance Fraud. I have led a team of investigators combatting insurance fraud in the Midwest and Northeast regions for nearly 30 years.
I am currently in my 20th year serving residents of Bridgeville as a member of council. I have prided myself on serving all residents of Bridgeville in a bipartisan manner, believing that we must do what’s best for the future of our community when tough decisions arise. I will continue to collaborate with residents, surrounding municipalities and state government to advance business opportunities and correct an aging infrastructure to keep Bridgeville the safe, welcoming walking community that it is.
I’m Jason Sarasnick, a proud lifelong resident of Bridgeville. My roots run deep in this community, where I’ve not only lived but also worked for over 40 years at our family business. In the heart of Bridgeville, my wife, Janice and I have joyfully raised our two kids, Elizabeth and Joshua. It’s a privilege to watch our children grow in the same town that shaped my own experiences. I graduated from Chartiers Valley in 1987 and my children graduated in 2020 and 2022. My great grandfather and uncles began Sarasnick’s Hardware back in 1938. My dad and I continue working at the hardware store and know first-hand what it means to run a small, family-owned business within the community. Currently serving as a Councilman, I am committed to enhancing the quality of life for Bridgeville residents through thoughtful governance and community engagement.
I proudly call Bridgeville home for 27 years and have served on the council for the past eight. With a finance background developed over 29 years, I currently lead the Treasury Management/Commercial Banking Group at Brentwood Bank. This experience, along with my role on the Finance Committee, enhances my ability to assist our Borough Manager keep Bridgeville fiscally responsible. In my spare time, I’m active in the community through organizations like the Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary and Chamber of Commerce. As a former Coach, Board Member, and President of the Bridgeville Athletic Association, I’ve contributed to the community for over twenty years. I look forward to continuing to serve as a Councilman and together with the other members of the Council, and of the community, I will strive to continue to make Bridgeville one of the best towns in the area.