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.

Planning Commission Opening

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. If you are interested in serving your community, please drop off your resume at the Township building or call 717-367-7178 with any questions.