Office of the Mayor
Mayor, City of Sunbury
The City of Sunbury Mayor is elected at-large to a 4 year term. The Mayor shares the authority and duties of running the City with the other four members of the City Council.
The Mayor is the chief executive officer and representative of the City. The Mayor has supervision over the City Police Force, City Solicitor, City Administrator, City Clerk, Community Development and all other offices and employees not assigned to other departments.
The Mayor also has the authority to sign all contracts, ordinances and resolutions on behalf of the City.
The Mayor vested with the authority to officiate marriage ceremonies. Please submit a Marriage Ceremony Request and contact the City Clerk at (570) 286-7820 to make arrangements.
Proclamations from the city are issued by the Mayor to honor, celebrate, or create awareness of an event, milestone, or achievement and, in rare cases, individuals of interest to the broader community. To see the Mayor's Proclamations and to get a Proclamation Request form, click here. Please submit the Proclamation Request form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the Mayor:
Welcome to the City of Sunbury – THE HEART OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER!
Sunbury is located at the confluence of the West and North Branches of the Susquehanna River. This location was once the site of a native settlement called Shamokin. Fort Augusta, which was built in 1756, was the stronghold in the Susquehanna Valley providing protection for early settlers. Founded in 1772, Sunbury has many historic buildings that date back as far as the 18th century. The Hotel Edison, located at the corner of 4th and Market Streets, was the first building wired for incandescent electric lights by Thomas A. Edison in 1883. Sunbury became incorporated and known as the City of Sunbury on December 29th 1921.
The City of Sunbury is the county seat for Northumberland County. We host the offices of the Northumberland County Commissioners, the District Magistrate’s Office, and the Northumberland County Court house which was built in 1865. Also located in Sunbury is the office of Pennsylvania State Representative for the 108th Legislative District. Located in the same building as the state representative is one of the offices for the 11th Congressional District.
We are a family oriented community. Our city highlights include the Sunbury Police Department, the Sunbury Fire Department (consisting of five volunteer fire companies), the Shikellamy School District, Lackawanna College, the Degenstein Community Library, YMCA and 20 acres of recreational facilities that include a community pool, skate park, indoor ice skating rink, lighted ball fields and neighborhood parks and playgrounds. In our downtown you will find our historic Market House that hosts the local farmer’s market, along with other great businesses.
We offer amazing river front access for boating, swimming and great fishing locations. We have a beautiful amphitheater and walking/biking trail along the river in the Merle Phillips Riverfront Park. We are home to the world's largest fabridam, the Adam T. Bower Dam. It is inflated every spring to form Lake Augusta for boating and other water sports.
Education is very important. Located within the City of Sunbury is Lackawanna College. Our city is also located in a commutable range of three well known universities. Within a 15 minute drive you can arrive at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, and Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. Within a 40 minute drive you can arrive at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg. We are also located approximately 1 hour away from the state capitol in Harrisburg, 3 hours from Philadelphia, 4 hours from Pittsburgh, and 3 hours from NYC.
Sunbury is a great place to visit, live and invest in.
Thank you for visiting us!
Mayor Kurt Karlovich