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Tara Zrinski

County Controller

(610) 829-6615

Contact Tara

Tara Zrinski has been an active face in Northampton County politics. Elected to Northampton County Council twice she was recently elected as Controller in 2023. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and English from Drew University, and two Master’s Degrees, one in Theological Studies and the other in Pastoral Counseling, both from Moravian Theological Seminary. She is an adjunct Professor at Northampton County Community College but has taught at Lehigh County Community College and Lehigh. She is a mother of three boys, who was raised in Bethlehem Township, and currently lives in Hanover Township.

Tara serves several organizations that focus on environmentalism and open space/land preservation. She is the former local coordinator for Food and Water Watch and is currently the liaison to the Farmland Preservation Board and Open Space Advisory Council. She chairs the Northampton County Energy, Environment, and Land Use Committee and is a member of the committee of the same name at the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. She sits on the Boards of the Wildland’s Conservancy, Northampton County Conservation District, and the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority. She spearheaded the creation of an ad hoc Committee to promote the production, manufacturing, and processing of industrial hemp and the Karst Geology Advisory Council to address concerns for Bushkill Creek.

In addition to her service to Northampton County, Tara is a freelance writer, author, and illustrator, her most notable work including “All Ducks are Birds (but Not All Birds are Ducks).”

Our Right to Know Officer


All requests for public records of the Northampton County Controller's Office, must be submitted to the Open Records Officer listed on the Right to Know Request Information Form. For Right to Know Requests related Only to the Controller's Office you can reach out to Mark Aurand, Deputy Controller at:


           Phone: 610-829-6621

           Fax: 610-559-3137

           Email: MAurand@norcopa.gov


Please follow the link for the Controller's Right to Know Policy.

Please use our form for Controller's Right to Know Requests.

NOTE: It is the policy of the Controller's office to not respond to requests that are anonymous and/or where the requestor does not meet the requirements set in the Right-to-Know statute.


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