Gary Hoffmann

Gary Hoffman

A son of German and Romanian parents that immigrated to the United States at the end of WWII, I grew up seeing the world from many different perspectives and it has shaped who I am and how I view the world today.  One that does not expect anything handed to him but earned through hard work and respect

I was born and raised in Pottstown Pa, completing public schooling at Pottstown High before enrolling at Ursinus College. At Ursinus, I lived on campus all four years and got my first taste of the complexities of Collegeville. In 1990 I graduated with a BA in Economics/Business Administration with a minor in Political Science. My professional career has included Financial Accounting, Conversions, Business Analyst and Project Management. 

In 2018 I was voted in by Collegeville Borough Council to fill an open vacancy, and in 2019 won the special election to retain the seat. I currently chair the Finance Committee, where I followed through on my promise to closely watch over taxpayer’s money. Even with a pandemic and loss of our borough manager, we balanced the budget without raising taxes. 

I proudly support the Collegeville Police department as both a Financial chair and as a member of the Personnel Committee. Also, as a member of the Personnel committee, it has been my focus to hire and retain only the strongest talent. It was a pleasure to be part of the team that brought on board Tamara Twardowski, to replace our long-time borough manager. I expect Tamara to be part of the community for many years and accomplish great things! 

Lastly, I am also part of the Streets, Public Safety & Lights Committee.  I feel that this committee is one where listening is the key to success. We need to hear the concerns of every resident and do as much as possible to make them feel safe at home and on the roads. 

Personally, I believe as a council member, I need to listen first and after looking at all the facts, make well thought out decisions. I need to act with integrity and honesty in the same manner that I live in my day-to-day life. And lastly, I believe everyone needs to be held accountable for their words and actions.