Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence

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Released: May 3, 2024

Delaware County Planning Department Receives 2024 Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence

Delaware County is thrilled to announce that Rebecca Ross, Principal Planner in Delaware County’s Planning Department was one of nine individuals from across the Commonwealth to be recognized for excellent service.

Ross was awarded the Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence by Governor Josh Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger.

Rebecca Ross, AICP who is the recipient of the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association Career Recognition Award is a Principal Planner with the Delaware County Planning Department. As a project leader in developing the Countywide Comprehensive Plan for Delaware County, Rebecca was a principal author of a Land Use Policy Framework, Historic Preservation Plan, and Housing Plan. She’s worked on the revitalization plan for the Borough of Prospect Park as well as a multi-municipal corridor master plan for Chester Pike. Ross also volunteers with the southeast section of the American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, and is a local representative to the state Professional Development Committee.

The Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence occur each year on Pennsylvania Local Government Day, which focuses attention on the need for strong, independent, and active local government in the Commonwealth and celebrates the valuable contributions made by residents serving their communities.

Congratulations Rebecca on this well-deserved recognition!

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