Robert Bartal joins the Tobyhanna Township team after retiring from a 36-year career with the Pennsylvania State Police. Bob’s last assignment with the state police was as the commanding officer of Troop N, Hazleton.
A native of northeast Pennsylvania and proud alumni of the Pennsylvania State University, Bob looks forward to leading Tobyhanna Township’s progress with 21st century technology and ideas while preserving the beauty, history and culture of Monroe County. He will strive to ensure township services are accessible to the residents of Tobyhanna Township in order to improve their quality of life.
In his free time, Bob enjoys the variety of outdoor physical activities available in the region and spending time with family and friends.
Autumn started her local government career as an intern at Doylestown Township in Bucks County. Soon after graduating from Delaware Valley University with a Master’s degree in Policy Studies, her work as an intern led to a full-time position as Special Projects Coordinator. After gaining some experience in the local government realm, Autumn looked to expand her set of responsibilities and take the next step in her career. Through the subsequent search, she found the Assistant Manager position at Tobyhanna Township. The quick pace and progressive thinking of the Board and Administration proved to be a positive match and Autumn joined the team in July of 2017.
Autumn is an avid steward of the environment and she looks forward to enjoying the natural beauty of the area and plans to take advantage of the eco-recreation NEPA has to offer. Her goal as Assistant Manager is to assist in shepherding the smart growth plans of the Township to ensure a cohesive relationship between environmental needs and economic development. While a transplant to the Northeast region, Autumn holds a deep respect for the culture, land, and community.
Bob McHale is a professional civil engineer and native to NEPA with an aspiration to see land development projects come to fruition and who views continuing education as a part of everyday life. From 1983 through 1994, Bob was involved in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of over 250 Wal-Mart Stores, Sam’s Clubs, Supercenters, and Distribution Centers. Upon relocating back to NEPA in 1994, he continued in commercial land development completing many LD projects for Wal-Mart and Sunoco in PA, NY, NH, OH, WV & MD. As the current municipal engineer for Tobyhanna Township, Bob serves in residential and commercial land development through municipal code compliance while assisting land owners and developers in the permitting/approval processes.
University of Arkansas (BSCE) 1983; American Society of Civil Engineers
Professional engineering registration: Pennsylvania/Arkansas