Board Member Thomas F. Goldsmith 
Board Member
Portrait of Thomas F. Goldsmith

Thomas F. Goldsmith of Easton, Pennsylvania, was appointed to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board by Governor Edward G. Rendell, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 2003. He was reconfirmed for a second four-year term on Nov. 14, 2007.

At the time of his appointment, Goldsmith, a graduate of Lafayette College, was serving his third four-year term as Mayor of the city of Easton and as a member of the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee. He resigned those posts to join the Rendell team and fill a vacancy on the three-member Liquor Control Board, created when its chairman John Jones left in August 2002 to become a federal judge.

Goldsmith is a proven leader with a lengthy career in public service, having spent 20-years on Easton City Council and several years as an administrative and financial consultant to a number of communities in the Easton area before being elected Easton’s mayor. As mayor, Goldsmith is credited with stabilizing city finances through sound fiscal policies and innovative practices, creating public/private partnerships to spur economic development, and restoring investor confidence. Goldsmith served as President of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities (1999-2000), receiving its Distinguished Service Award in 2001. His commitment to the needs of the City of Easton was recognized by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry when it named Easton its 1999 Outstanding Pennsylvania Community.

Goldsmith's attention to sound fiscal policy and the effective management of government services and resources led to his service on the boards of numerous regional economic development agencies. Throughout his career, he has also been an advocate for various community and youth organizations, serving on oversight boards. His strong leadership and keen business sense has earned him many awards for excellence, and the respect of his peers.

Goldsmith resides in Easton with his wife, JoAnn. They have one adult son.

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