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The mayor is the official representative of the City and works to enforce the resolutions and ordinances of the City, as well as all general laws. He oversees all City departments and works to make Williamsport an enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Born and raised in Williamsport, Mayor Derek Slaughter moved back after completing his education to work and raise his family here.

Derek is committed to building strong communities, and although there are challenges facing Williamsport, he believes that if we meet them head-on we can find lasting solutions.

As a City Councilman and now as Mayor, Slaughter has always been a fiscally responsible guardian of taxpayer dollars. “Our City government must be accountable for how we spend tax dollars to ensure our spending priorities make sense and align with our City’s strategic plan as a whole.”

Mayor Derek Slaughter

Mayor Derek Slaughter

The goal will always be to make Williamsport a wonderful and solvent city in which we all live, work and raise our families.”

— Derek Slaughter

Mayor’s Background

  • Williamsport City Councilman, 2018-2019
  • WAHS Class of ‘99
  • B.S. – Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • M.Ed. – University of Maryland, College Park, 2005
  • 2007-2016 WAHS Head Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach
  • Studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain, Spring ’03
  • Current: Mathematics Department, WAHS
  • Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Lives with his wife, Vanessa, and their two children, Jayden, 8, and Chloe, 6


245 W 4th St
Williamsport, PA 17701