Ward IV - Tom Zipfel, President

Thomas C. Zipfel has been a resident of Hatfield Township since 1996. Tom believes in giving back to the community, and since 1996 he has been actively involved as a volunteer at the Support Center for Child Advocates; a center that provides legal assistance for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia. Other community service includes: Winners on Wheels, St. Maria Goretti Finance Committee, and the St. Maria Goretti CYO Board.

Additionally, Tom previously served as secretary for the Hatfield Township Civil Service Commission and was heavily involved with the Hatfield Park Commission. He is a member of Associated Builders and Contractors and is also a member of the Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. The Philadelphia Business Journal named Tom as a recipient of the 15th annual “40 Under 40” award.

Prior to his current role as General Counsel for a local business, Tom was appointed as the Chief Counsel for the PA Department of Labor and Industry. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Villanova University, and went on to attend Widener University School of Law.

Tom and his wife, Sue, enjoy raising their 2 children, Maggie and Owen, in Hatfield Township. After the workday ends, Tom shares his zeal for sports with many young athletes in the Hatfield area as a volunteer soccer, basketball, and softball coach.

Tom was elected by the Commissioners to be the President of the Board and begins his third term in office in 2018.  

Thomas Zipfel
2791 Fischer Road
Hatfield, PA 19440