Mayor David Persing
225 Market St
Sunbury, PA 17801
The Mayor of the City of Sunbury is elected at large to a 4 year term. The Mayor shares the authority and duties of running the City with the other four members of the City Council.
The Mayor is the Director of the Department of Public Affairs, as such, he is the chief executive officer and representative of the City, and has supervision over the City Police Force, City Solicitor, City Clerk, Community Development and all other offices and employees not assigned to other departments.
The Mayor also has the authority to sign all contracts, ordinances and resolutions on behalf of the City.
Message from the Mayor
Welcome to the City of Sunbury – CITY OF OPPORTUNITY!
Sunbury has a unique history dating back to 1724 as the most western settlement in Pennsylvania. Ft. Augusta, built in 1756, was the stronghold in the Susquehanna Valley providing protection for early settlers. Sunbury was founded in 1772, four years prior to our nation’s independence. Magnificent historical buildings, dating back as far as the 18th century, still maintain their significant architectural facades.
A family oriented community, we offer an outstanding community hospital, school district, new modern library, YMCA and 20 acres of recreational facilities that includes a community pool, skate park, first class ice skating rink, lighted ball fields and neighborhood parks and playgrounds. Outdoor sports abound with hunting, fishing and boating. Lake Augusta is formed with the inflation in the spring of the Adam T. Bower Dam, the World's Largest Fabridam. We have a historic Market House that hosts the local farmer's market. The Edison Hotel, the first commercial building lit with a 3-wire incandescent bulb by Thomas A. Edison as part of the "Edison Experiment," is still in operation and serves lunch and dinner.
Communications are delivered by a locally established newspaper and radio stations and we proudly boast that we have downtown wireless internet access.
We have 3 successful neighborhood programs which include Cake Town, Old Towne Sunbury and the Hill Neighborhood, which Has been recognized by the state with an Elm St. designation.
The Shikellamy School District offers the area the finest educational facilities and faculty. Their goal is to provide a climate for all students to experience the skills they need to become caring, responsible citizens of the community.
A new water and sewer system supports our municipal services along with our own 24/7 police force. Fire protection is made up of six volunteer fire companies. There are two outstanding universities 20 minutes away in addition to a business school and trade school. A well-known major tertiary medical care center is located within 12 miles of Sunbury.
Sunbury is home to the corporate offices of a major food chain, a major bakery and a company that provides textiles internationally and other well established, stable industries and a labor force to meet additional employer needs. Local government helps to promote our businesses and also to help them remain viable employers in the Susquehanna Valley.
In closing, you will find Sunbury a great place to live, work, play and invest. Above all, we are a great place to raise a family or you can plan to retire here with a low cost of living, while being within 3 hours of New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore MD.
COME AND VISIT - MAYBE YOU'LL STAY