Lower Nazareth Township was incorporated in 1807. The Township is defined as a Second Class Township, governed by a Board of five elected Supervisors in accordance with the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code, enacted in 1933. Townships governed by elected Boards of Supervisors are the most common form of municipal government in Pennsylvania. Townships were the original governmental subdivisions of counties in Pennsylvania. Local governing bodies like Lower Nazareth Township may only function within the framework established by the state legislature.
Source: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Municipal Profiles – 2012