Welcome to West Donegal Township

Settled in 1719 and incorporated in 1838 ,West Donegal Township is named after County Donegal in Ireland. Located west and south of Elizabethtown, in Lancaster County, West Donegal Township comprises an area of 15.6 square miles in land size.

Governed by a five member Board of Supervisors the 2010 census indicates the Township has 8260 residents. The Township is part of the Elizabethtown Area School District with the Rheems Elementary School located in the Township. Located between Harrisburg and Lancaster, West Donegal Township provides residents employment and recreation opportunities with additional amenities in the larger cities. For more information about the Township click here.

Employment Opportunity

Township Manager

Township Manager Gene Oldham is retiring! The Township is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Township Manager. West Donegal Township is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors, has 8600 residents, eight full time employees, one part time employee, three seasonal employees, and a $3.8 million budget.

A degree in public administration, engineering or related discipline is required; an advanced degree is preferable. Knowledge of zoning, code enforcement, public works administration, and municipal budgeting and finance is necessary. Only candidates with at least a minimum of five years of high level municipal budgeting and finance will be considered.

Click here for a complete job description. Email resumes to goldham@wdtwp.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. West Donegal Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Board/Commission Openings

Would you like to be more involved in local government and your community? West Donegal Township is currently looking to fill a vacant board position and a vacant Planning Commission position. If you are interested in one or both of these openings, please drop off your resume at the Township building or call 717-367-7178 with any questions.

Elizabethtown Area Water Authority (EAWA) Board Member - There is a vacancy on the EAWA board. EAWA's mission is to provide public water in a safe, healthy, reliable manner, at a cost-effective rate, which ensures reasonable fairness for all parties and protects long-term investment and capital needs. The new board member would serve a 4-year term. The meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday and 2nd Monday of each month at the EAWA building at 211 W. Hummelstown Street, Elizabethtown. You must be a resident of West Donegal Township. For more information about this position, click here.

Planning Commission - As of January 1, 2018, the Township will have a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is a 5-member team responsible for reviewing new plans for developments coming into the township, updating the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, and attending meetings held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Township building. This is a 4-year term with a small stipend paid for attendance at the monthly meetings. The member must be a resident of West Donegal Township and be willing to participate in the meetings, events, and decisions of the Planning Commission.