We are all heartbroken over the loss of our friend and colleague, Nicole Ashkar, our Chief Code Enforcement Officer and Zoning Officer, who passed away suddenly on April 27.

“Anyone who knew Nicole saw a loving mother and wife, a fun-loving friend, dedicated employee and a good and kind soul. There are some instances in life, where words just do not provide any relief and this is one of them,” said Mayor Ken Palmer.

Nicole performed her job with pride, and she strived each day to make Manchester Township a better place to live for each of our residents. We’re sure that if you ever had the pleasure of contacting Nicole and her office for assistance, you’d agree. In her memory, Nicole’s township SUV is parked in the Municipal Complex courtyard, adorned with remembrances.

A GoFundMe page has been established to help Nicole’s family during this difficult time. Anyone who would like to contribute may visit: https://www.gofundme.com/nicoleashkar

We will miss you, Nicole.