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Mayor Magda Byrne and Lansdowne Borough Council are delighted to announce that the PA Department of Community and Economic Development has invited Council President Benjamin Hover to receive the 2023 Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence on behalf of Lansdowne Borough. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 in Harrisburg at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.
In a letter dated March 15th from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Council President Benjamin Hover was informed that Lansdowne Borough received the award in excellence. Although recipient of the letter, President Hover insists that this an award shared by the entire community, especially the numerous volunteer officials who serve and have served in the roles on Council, as Mayors, and on Boards and Commissions in the Borough.
The award was granted in the Health and Wellness Initiatives category for the work conducted in the Borough of Lansdowne over the past few years in the construction of Bicycle Facilities throughout the Borough, the development of the Gateway Slope project providing an accessible walkway with a Gateway Park into the Borough, and the construction of the McKinley Tot Lot. Lansdowne Borough was selected from a pool of 60 other municipalities.
The award recognizes the teamwork and shared vision of past mayors and council members in moving forward and investing in the belief that parks and green spaces are areas that all residents should enjoy from the youngest to oldest. The completion of the projects is t the result of teamwork unified in purpose to build Lansdowne with sustainable and pragmatic strategies for development.
Lansdowne Borough invites all of the press to join a reception on April 21st at 6:00 at the 20th Century Club to celebrate the award and recognize past and current elected officials, volunteers on Boards and Commissions, and Borough staff.
If you have questions, please contact Council President Benjamin Hover: email firstname.lastname@example.org Lansdowne Borough Council and Mayor Magda Byrne hope you will be able to join us for a reception to celebrate the many folks in Lansdowne who made this possible. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!
Magda Byrne, Mayor
Benjamin Hover, Council President