Slatington borough swears in its youngest councilman ever... and he wants residents both young and old to speak up to make the community the best it's even been.

Nineteen year old Zachari Halkias says it's pretty cool being the youngest elected councilman in Slatington history and, since being sworn in, he says it's been great to attend meetings and get to work on making the community a better place.

"I hope to make this community what it once was and make it better than it's ever been before."

"I'm really excited that I was chosen by the people of this town, even being so young, that they wanted me to represent what issues they care about in the community."

Some of the issues Halkias feels most strongly about is bringing businesses into Slatington and resolving parking issues on Main Street.