Bethlehem Township 4225 Easton Ave, Bethlehem, PA18020 Bethlehem Township is a community of about 24,000 people located east of the City of Bethlehem. It is governed by an…More elected five-person board of commissioners, four of whom are elected from geographic district and one from the township at large. The board meets twice a month. The township has an appointed professional township manager and an active Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board. The township also boasts numerous parks and a municipally operated recreation center.
City of Bethlehem 10 E Church St, Bethlehem, PA18018 Bethlehem is a city of about 73,000 people that straddles the banks of the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania. The…More city is governed by a mayor and a seven-member city council, which meets twice a month at Town Hall, a round auditorium located next to City Hall. The city also has a Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board, which makes decision on construction and development projects. The community was christened Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, 1741 by Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf, a patron of the Moravian settlers who built a two-room log cabin on the banks of the Monocacy Creek.