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The Borough of Macungie is seeking volunteers for the following committee boards:

Borough Authority - Term expires 2/31/2023
Planning Commission - Term expires 3/31/2024
Zoning Hearing Board - Term expires 3/31/2026

If you are interested in serving on one of the boards, please submit a Letter of Interest to the Borough Office at 21 Locust Street, Macungie. The Letter of Interest should indicate the position you are interested in and your qualifications for the position. The Letter of Interest must be submitted by February 25, 2022 and appointment will occur during a subsequent Borough Council meeting.

Committee position descriptions are available at Borough Hall or on the Borough website, www.macungie.pa.us. If you have any questions, please stop by or call the Borough office at 610-966-2503.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP compost site passes are now available at the Borough of Macungie for a cost of $25.00 each. Macungie Borough residents MUST submit an APPLICATION, along with the $25.00 payment, to the Borough of Macungie, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA 18062 (DO NOT send it to Lower Macungie Township).

BOROUGH OF EMMAUS permits for the Borough of Emmaus Municipal Compost Facility are available at the Borough of Macungie, Town Hall, at a cost of $20.00 each. For more information, including their hours of operation, click here or contact Emmaus Borough at (610) 965-9292 or visit their website at www.borough.emmaus.pa.us/.

No refunds will be given, if you purchase a Borough of Emmaus yard waste pass, then decide later you would prefer to go to Lower Macungie Township instead. You would have to pay for a Lower Macungie Township pass separately.



Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main Street, Macungie will be providing:

Free COMMUNITY MEAL Drive-up or Walk-up take-out meals on the 2nd Friday of the month: Friday, October 8, November 12 and December 10, 2021 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in church’s rear parking lot.

Free FOOD CUPBOARD GIVEAWAY is on the last Tuesday and Friday of the month: October 26 or 29, November 23 or 26 and December 28 or 31, 2021 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. (Clients may choose only one of these days).

Free SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD GIVEAWAY is on the 2nd Wednesday of them month: October 13, November 10 and December 08, 2021.

For more information on receiving food, see the event flyer or contact the church directly at (610) 966-3325.

If you would like to volunteer or donate food please contact the church.



Macungie Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers to be part of their team.

Click HERE to view pamphlet for more information and how to volunteer in the Fire Department.

Nixle is a notification system to keep you up to date with relevant information about the Borough, such as when snow emergencies are called.

Click HERE to sign up. Don't forget to sign up for the Borough Notification System (SWIFT911).

Monthly Report - To view the monthly police report, click HERE
Annual Report - To view the annual police report, click HERE

Welcome To Macungie Borough

Macungie is a Lenape Indian phrase signifying "The feeding place of the Bears" or, as it was translated by the early Pennsylvania German immigrants, "Baere Schwamm" (fertile meadow of the bears). The Macungie region was first settled by Pennsylvania German immigrants around the year 1735. The village of Millerstown, now the Borough of Macungie, was established in 1776 by Peter Miller of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, when he purchased 150 acres of land along a King's Highway in what was then a portion of Northampton County.

On November 15, 1857, the village of Millerstown was incorporated as a borough. In 1875, the borough was renamed Macungie. Macungie (pronounced ma-CUN-gee) is the second oldest borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The Borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile.

Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries.

Macungie Circa 1893
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