Zachary Cole Borghi has been a lifelong resident of Bethlehem. During most of his childhood, he resided in the Marvine-Pembroke Housing Development. Eventually, he shared residency with his father in the west-side of Bethlehem. Living in these two different regions of the city allowed him to experience the economic disparity firsthand.
Zach graduated from Liberty High School in 2008. During his time at Liberty, he was a member of the 2007 football team that proved to be the runner-up for the State Championship. He was also a member of the Track and Field Team in 2008 and participated in both the District and League Championship for his shotput performance.
When Zach was not participating in sports, he attended the Northeast Community Center volunteering as a homework tutor, foodbank worker, and summer camp counselor. After returning from East Stroudsburg University, Zach was hired as the Summer Camp Director for the Northeast Community Center, a non-profit organization. After the unexpected loss of his mentor, friend, and boss, Steve Godbolt, Zach became the program director for the community center overseeing their many additional community projects. Zach was responsible for the homework club, summer camp, food bank, and holiday programs. While serving the community as the program director, he partnered with donors from all over Bethlehem for assistance. Due to his stellar performance in the role of program director, Zach was promoted to The Director of Community Outreach with a focus on community engagement and youth development.
During this time, he was able to introduce a monthly luncheon for the Bethlehem Housing Authority senior community and coordinate back-to-school drives for the Marvine-Pembroke youth. After 10+ years of serving the Marvine-Pembroke community, Zach decided to venture into the for-profit business sector.
Currently, Zach is the Supervisor/Trainer of an elite sales team for Amresorts LLC focused on providing the most memorable trips possible at various resorts located throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Although no longer a part of the Northeast Community Center, Zach continues to work towards improving his community by volunteering for the Calypso Elementary School Book Fair and attending the Social Club at his current occupation. The Social Club coordinates donations of holiday gifts, meals, and money to various non-profits throughout the city.
If elected as District 3 County Commissioner, Zach vows to be the voice and representation of all community members including those most commonly forgotten and overlooked. Criminal justice reform, opioid abuse, homelessness, and mental health awareness will be a few of the key focuses for Zach as county commissioner.