Sean will continue to lead Milford as a champion for equality!
Since his unanimous appointment as Mayor by the Milford Borough Council in May of 2016, Sean Strub has helped lead efforts to modernize Milford’s municipal government, attract investment to enhance the quality of life for borough residents over the long term, and increase the Council’s transparency, responsiveness, and accountability.
He has initiated efforts to apply for grants to fund improvements to Milford Borough’s infrastructure, systematically undertaken a review of the Milford Police Department’s budgeting, policies and procedures, and helped establish a more inclusive and welcoming level of civil discourse at Council meetings.
Strub works to bring together differing perspectives, building consensus where possible, to keep Milford Borough moving forward as a culturally and economically vibrant community that prioritizes safety, quality of life and efficient delivery of municipal services.
Over the past two decades, Strub has been involved in a wide variety of community endeavors, including renovation or improvement of 16 structures in Milford Borough; helping to launch film, music and literary festivals and other events; attracting significant investment to the area; and, most notably, partnering with the late Dick Snyder and the Milford Enhancement Committee to make Milford’s public spaces safer, more pedestrian friendly and more attractive.
Since 1997, when Strub joined the Milford Enhancement Committee, the group has raised more than $6.5 million and invested it in curbing, sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, benches and landscaping throughout Milford’s commercial district. This was accomplished through private fundraising and state and federal grants, without any direct cost to Pike County or Milford Borough taxpayers.
For eight years (2003-2011), Strub served on the Governor’s Travel and Tourism Partnership initiative, helping to raise Pike County’s profile in Harrisburg and securing a significant commitment from the state to promote visitation and capital investment in Milford, Pike County and Northeast Pennsylvania. Strub was the founder and publisher of Milford Magazine (2000 to 2008) and founded the Pike County Visitors Bureau, which led the effort for a fairer allocation of Hotel Tax Funds collected in Pike County.
He is a former member of the board of directors of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies and has been a supporter of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy since 1999, when he granted the Conservancy a permanent easement to preclude development of 377 acres of forested land Strub owns in Dingman Township.
Today Strub serves on the board of directors of the Greater Pike Community Foundation, Pike Artworks, Inc. (the 501-c nonprofit organization that produces the Milford Readers & Writers Festival) and he owns and operates the Hotel Fauchère on Broad Street in Milford.
Strub grew up in Iowa City, IA, but his mother’s family originally settled in Bradford County, PA, near Scranton, after emigrating from Ireland. He is one of six children and remains close to his siblings, nieces and nephews. His sister Missi is an elected Pike County Auditor; his sister Megan resides in Jersey City, NJ, but owns property in Shohola.
Strub and his partner, Xavier Morales, are celebrating their 25th anniversary this fall. They live at 105 East High Street with their dog, Alfie.