Mayor Elizabeth Goreham announced Monday at the State College Borough Council meeting that she doesn’t intend to run for re-election this fall.
Goreham has served as a public official for 20 years, and she said over that time she’s developed quite the bucket list of things she wants to do, so she’s taking time off to be a private citizen.
It’s been her privilege to serve the borough, she said, adding that she and the community have accomplished a lot together — including stopping a natural gas pipeline, enacting an environmental bill of rights and supporting marriage equality.
State College is her home, Goreham said, and she plans to remain active in her community.
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Goreham was first elected mayor in November 2009, and re-elected in 2013.