Mayor William Leibfreid

Term Expires 12-31-2025

On behalf of the residents of Bedford, welcome to our website. I invite you to take a few minutes to explore it and learn about our town. We are proud of Bedford and strive to continue to improve the quality of life in the county seat. This is reflected in the improvements to the downtown, our neighborhoods, and our parks. Come and discover why we believe Bedford is truly a great place to live, work, and play.”

The Mayor of Bedford serves as the elected chief executive of our community. Although under the council-manager form of government, which is utilized in our municipality, the Borough Manager performs the majority of administrative functions, the Mayor provides a critical check on the power of appointed public servants. The Mayor is charged with ensuring that the laws of the Borough are faithfully enforced and that policy decisions are properly and efficiently implemented. In his executive capacity, the Mayor is afforded the ability to veto any Council decision and is tasked with breaking tied legislative votes. Additionally, the Mayor is the titular head of the Police Department and is responsible for providing citizen supervision of the agency.

As the Borough’s most visible representative, the Mayor holds important ceremonial powers. In addition to presiding over events, the Mayor authors proclamations to honor distinguished members of our community.

Mayor Leibfreid resides in Bedford with his wife, children and grandchildren.

For more information, contact:
Name: Mayor William (Bill) Leibfreid
Phone: (814) 623-8192

Bedford Police Department Police protection for the Borough of Bedford is provided by the Bedford Police Department. The Bedford Police Department is under the direction of the Mayor of the Borough of Bedford and the Chief of Police (Craig Bowman).

All officers are certified through the Pennsylvania Municipal Officers’ Education and Training Commission and receive yearly mandatory training required to maintain certification. In addition, the Bedford Police Department (BPD) has a comprehensive in-service training program designed to further the individual skills of police officers and command personnel.