Borough Manager & Assistant Borough Managers

About Thomas J. Fountaine, II, Borough Manager

Council appoints a Borough Manager to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Borough. The Manager and Assistant Borough Secretary provide direct support for Council. The day-to-day operation of the Borough is the responsibility of a professional manager. Learn more about the positive impact of having a professional manager here. The Manager, Thomas (Tom) J. Fountaine, II, has more than thirty-six years of local government management experience and is heavily involved in professional organizations including the International City/County Management Association, Alliance for Innovation, International Town-Gown Association and the Pennsylvania Municipal League. Since 2003, Tom has served as the State College Borough Manager. The Manager is responsible for overseeing all of the operating department, including Administration, Parking, Planning, Police, and Public Works. Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Indiana University and has also worked as an adjunct professor at Mount Aloysius College in the Public Administration Department. 

The Manager can be reached by phone at (814) 234-7110 or by email.

About Roger A. Dunlap, Assistant Borough Manager and Chief Financial Officer 

Roger A. Dunlap, Jr. joined the Borough in 2007 and brings 25 years of experience in Pennsylvania local government management and leadership. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Roger leads the Borough’s financial planning and budgeting and is responsible for managing the affairs of the Divisions of Financial Services, Tax Services, Information Technology, and Purchasing and Risk Management. Roger also provides local management support to the Borough Manager. He has a BS in Public Administration from Slippery Rock University and a MPS in the Psychology of Leadership from Penn State University.

About Thomas R. King, Assistant Borough Manager of Public Safety

Thomas (Tom) R. King was hired in 2016 as Assistant Borough Manager of Public Safety after serving 35 years with the State College Police Department, the last 23 years as Chief of Police. In this role, Tom is responsible for overseeing the Police Department, Department of Health and Neighborhood Service and Community Engagement Office. As a retired Police Chief, Tom brings a breadth of knowledge in effective safety and emergency management procedures, has demonstrated strong leadership skills, and is skilled at collaborating with and engaging residents, students and businesses on various community issues and initiatives. Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Criminology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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