Newtown Twp.’s Manager Heading To Lower Makefield

Township Manager Kurt Ferguson
Credit: Amanda Burg/

Newtown Township Manager Kurt Ferguson has been hired by Lower Makefield.

Ferguson was hired at Wednesday night’s Lower Makefield Board of Supervisors meeting and will start his new job July 16.

“After a comprehensive search, we are pleased that Kurt Ferguson is joining Lower Makefield Township as our next township manager. Kurt has a proven track record of leadership – serving previously as the township manager in Newtown Township and Hempfield Township. His selection was a unanimous decision by the Board of Supervisors,” Lower Makefield Supervisors Chairman John B. Lewis said.

The supervisors chairman added that Lower Makefield officials were impressed with Ferguson’s expertise in operations and financial management.

Ferguson will replace current Lower Makefield Township Manager Terry Fedorchak, who has been with the township for more than two decades.

“I am honored and humbled to have been selected as the next township manager for Lower Makefield. I am grateful to the Board of Supervisors and thank them for the confidence they have in me,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson began with Newtown Township in 2012. He started his career in municipal government as the economic development officer for Mt. Lebanon in Allegheny County. He has since served as the township manager for various other municipalities.

About the author

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001