In Her Last Appearance as Newtown Supervisor, Jen Dix Alleges Decades of Township "Self-Serving Leadership" and "Corruption" | Newtown News of Interest |

[Photo: Members of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors say goodbye to Jen Dix, who has served on the board for the past four and a half years. From left are Supervisors Kyle Davis, Chairman Phil Calabro, Jen Dix, Linda Bobrin and John Mack.]


Phil Calabro, the chairman of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, took a moment at the beginning of the June 27 meeting to publicly thanked Jennifer Dix for her service to the community.


Dix, who resigned from the board effective June 30, accepted an engraved plaque from Calabro in recognition and appreciation for her years of service on the board from 2014 to 2018.


“Sadly, Newtown has had decades of self-serving leadership and I’ll even be as bold to say to some degree corruption,” said Dix. “It’s led to a toxic environment of greed and entitlement and I know that will hopefully begin to change. It’s not going to change overnight. And I put the charge to the rest of my board members to work on turning that around. I know all of you can do that.


During public comment, resident John D’Aprile questioned Dix on the corruption allegation raised during her parting words and asked her to elaborate.


Dix was happy to oblige, sharing that earlier this year “the FBI came knocking on my door to investigate two former supervisors and some of their ties to a certain little project here in Newtown as well as some of the corruption in Lower Southampton. I’ll just leave it at that,” she said.


“I guess it was the Democratic FBI guys under Comey,” responded D’Aprille to some laughter from the room.


D’Aprile also noted that he had not walked out of the room when Calabro gave Dix a plaque “like you and Phil did when they gave (former supervisor Mike) Gallagher a plaque for his service. That wasn’t very nice, especially since you were on the board. Just because you didn’t agree with him, there was no reason to disrespect him and walk out of the room.”