Townships, Officials Receive Governor’s Awards for Excellence 

Yesterday, Lt. Governor Austin Davis, who chairs the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee, and Rick Siger, Secretary of Community and Economic Development, recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents.   

“Local government has the most direct impact on our daily lives, and the Shapiro Administration is thrilled to celebrate the municipalities, counties, organizations, and individuals who are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to their communities,” Siger said. “The important projects and passionate individuals recognized today truly help to make Pennsylvania the best place to live, work, and thrive.” 

Communities, organizations, and individuals from across the commonwealth were recognized for excellent service as part of the 28th Annual Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence, which are presented each year on Local Government Day.   

Congratulations to the following township awardees! Click here to learn more.   

  • H. Scott Russell, Township Supervisor, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, (nominated by PSATS
  • Bruce Koller, Finance Director, Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County (nominated by the Government Finance Officers Association
  • Pine Township, Allegheny County: Environmental Wellness Initiatives  
  • Central Keystone Council of Governments, Union County: Innovative Community/Government Initiatives 
  • East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County: Innovative Planning and Sound Land Use Practices (Farmers Saving Soil and Stopping Sediment
  • Darlington Township, Beaver County: Responding to Adversity (Train Derailment
  • Middletown Township, Bucks County: Technology Advances (EV Charging
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