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Supervisors and Staff


John Jay Wilkes, Jr., Chairman
Telephone: 570-675-8371 Ext: 2; Fax 570-675-1590; E-mail:

Al Fox, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer
Office Hours. Monday through Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Telephone: 570.675.8371 Ext. 4; Fax: 570.675.1590; E-mail:

Todd Paczewski, DMD, Supervisor
Telephone: 570-675-8371 Ext 4; Fax 570-675-1590

Message from Jay Wilkes, Township Supervisor

As chairman of the board of supervisors, I would like to welcome you to our new & updated website. As a lifelong resident, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to our community and our Township form of government. Township government is the oldest form of government in the United States, William Penn began establishing townships in the 17th century. Jackson Township is run by a three-member board of supervisors elected, at large, for a six-year term.

Years ago, Township supervisors were mainly in charge of maintaining Township roads and plowing snow in the winter. Today, as the needs of our residents have grown, so has the role and responsibility of Township supervisors. From public safety to emergency services to environmental protection Township supervisors, assume an ever greater role in providing services to the citizens of Jackson Township. The board of supervisors serves as the legislative body, setting policy, enacting ordinances, adopting budgets and levying taxes. The board of supervisors also performs the executive functions such as enforcing ordinances, approving expenditures and hiring employees. A supervisor may also serve on many committees within the community and county to better serve their community and residence. I certainly hope this brief overview of how Jackson Township works will make you feel right at home in Jackson Township.


Joe Stager, Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer; Planning Administrator
Jim Floryshak, Assistant Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer; Planning Administrator

Office Hours. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Telephone: 570.675.8371 Ext. 3; Fax: 570.675.1590 Email

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer and Uniform Construction Inspectors 
BHW Construction Consultation Services Inc
1151 Highway 315, Suite 3, Dolphin Plaza, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18702
Telephone: 570.270.3900; Fax: 570.270.3892; E-mail:

Township Solicitor

Jeffrey J Malak, Esquire
Chariton & Malak, Attorneys At Law
138 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18703
Telephone: 570.824.3511
Fax: 570.824.3580

Township Engineer:

Ryan Doughton, PE
Douglas F. Trumbower & Associates, Inc.
53 Gravel Street, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18705
Telephone: 570.287.3178
Fax: 570.287.5025

Sewage Enforcement Officer:

Steven M. Egenski
Pa State Sewage Enforcement Officer
582 Old Newport Road, Wanamie, Pennsylvania 18634
Telephone: 570.239.7086

Tax Collector:

Jacqueline Latosek
1681 Huntsville Road, Jackson Township, Pennsylvania 18708
Telephone: 570.696.3953
Fax: 570.696.0555
** PLEASE NOTE: Tax Collector is NOT located at the Township Building and ALL hours are by appointment ONLY.