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6 Southwestern Pennsylvania organizations, 1 municipal official receive Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence

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By Tony LaRussa

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Six Southwestern Pennsylvania organizations and one local municipal official received 2013 Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence announced Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley.

The awards recognize municipalities and local government officials for their commitment to strengthening their communities and better serving their residents.

The awards are presented by the Department of Community and Economic Development, which provides assistance to the state's 2,562 municipalities. Twelve organizations and eight officials from across the state received honors.

Awards went to these local recipients:

• Mark Nicely, executive director of the Fox Chapel Authority, which operates the borough's water and sewer systems.

• Hampton and Shaler: Intergovernmental cooperation through the creation of the Hampton Shaler Water Authority.

• Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Company No. 1: Improving service and reducing costs through the merger of fire departments in Harmar and Springdale townships.

• Butler County Council of Governments: Started a health care initiative that led to $1.1 million in savings for seven COGs and 41 municipalities.

• McCandless: Developed a partnership with Ohio Township to institute an automated curbside collection system for recycling, trash and yard waste.

• Mt. Lebanon: Helped increase the collection of recyclables by creating a regional recycling competition among 10 municipalities.

• Tarentum: Worked with General Electric Corp. to replace its street lighting with energy efficient LED lighting at no additional cost to residents.

Tony LaRussa is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412- 320-7987 or tlarussa@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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