The Mayor of Brentwood serves as the elected chief executive of our community. Although under the council-manager form of government, which is utilized in our municipality, the Borough Manager performs the majority of administrative functions, the Mayor provides a critical check on the power of appointed public servants. The Mayor is charged with ensuring that the laws of the Borough are faithfully enforced and that policy decisions are properly and efficiently implemented. In his executive capacity, the Mayor is afforded the ability to veto any Council decision and is tasked with breaking tied legislative votes. Most critically, the Mayor is the titular head of the Police Department and is responsible for providing citizen supervision of the agency.
As the Borough’s most visible representative, the Mayor holds important ceremonial powers. In addition to presiding over events, the Mayor authors proclamations to honor distinguished members of our community, which can be viewed online here. The Mayor can also authorize the closing of streets for block parties; to make application to hold such an event in your neighborhood, please complete the PDF form below.
Pat Carnevale serves as the current Mayor of Brentwood Borough. He is just the ninth individual to hold this respected and prestigious office since 1918.
- Bernhard Kestner, 1916-31
- Albert Kaufmann, 1932-61
- Arthur Franks, 1962-69
- William Tepsic, 1970-81
- James Joyce, 1982-97
- Ronald Arnoni, 1998-2001
- Kenneth Lockhart, 2002-2013
- Dennis Troy, 2014-2021
- Pasquale Carnevale, 2022-present
The Brentwood Borough Council is the governing body of our community. As representatives of the electorate, Council works to transform the will of the public into Borough policy. Council has the authority to pass local law in the form of ordinances, as well as to render administrative decisions, such as the adoption of the budget and the approval of service contracts, through resolutions. Membership consists of seven civically-minded individuals who are elected at-large by Borough citizens for staggered four-year terms.
Brentwood Council general meets twice per month for a public session. Such meetings are held on the third and fourth Mondays of each month. The Council Chambers are located in the Brentwood Municipal Building, which is located 3735 Brownsville Road. If you are interested in attending a meeting but require a disability accommodation, please contact the Borough at (412) 884-1500 at least five days prior to the hearing.