Dean Schwank receives state award for leadership

Jun 28, 2010

Judith Schwank, Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Delaware Valley College and former President of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, received a state-wide award honoring her outstanding public service and leadership.

 The award was presented by the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities during its 111th Annual Convention in Bethlehem, June 24, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Bethlehem.

 Dean Schwank, a former Berks County commissioner, was recognized for her commitment to the communities of Pennsylvania and her support of league initiatives through her various leadership positions.  

 "As a leader in Berks County, Judy Schwank had a great impact on the entire Commonwealth," said John A. Garner, Jr., the league's executive director.  "As county commissioner in Berks County, Schwank always worked to bring county and municipal leaders together.  As President of 10,000 Friends and Chair of the State Planning Board, she exemplified good government."

 Past recipients of the award include Gov. Edward Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

 The three-day convention hosted elected and appointed municipal officials from across the commonwealth.  This year's convention theme was, "Forging Community Partnerships for a Stronger Tomorrow."

 The Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Harrisburg.