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Honors, designations and recognitions


York County Economic Alliance gave Bailey Coach its Spirit of York County Community Service Award and Penn-Mar Human Services its Nonprofit Community Impact Award. Michael Snell of Central York School District was named the Education/Workforce Development Advocate of the Year; U.S. Rep. Todd Platts was named Elected Official of the Year; Jim Gross, director of the York city Department of Public Works was named Appointed Official of the Year; and Amy Haines of Absolutely Secure Technology was named Economic Alliance Volunteer of the Year.



Insurance Institute of America named Gregory Joy an associate in general insurance. He is an auto representative with Glatfelter Claims Management Inc. in York.

American Educational Institute named Tracie Wigginton a senior claim law associate. She is a liability representative with Glatfelter Claims Management.


Washington, D.C.-based Chronicle of Higher Education named three local colleges among the best colleges in the nation for which to work in 2012. Gettysburg College was recognized for its collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career-development programs; relationships with supervisor or department chairperson; teaching environment; tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance. Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences was recognized in the categories of collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; respect and appreciation; relationships with supervisor or department chairperson; and work/life balance. Shippensburg University was recognized for collaborative governance; relationships with supervisor or department chairperson; and work/life balance. This is Gettysburg’s fourth time on the list, while Lancaster General and Ship have each been named to the five-year-old list three times. The list was based on survey responses from nearly 47,000 staff members at 294 institutions. Other possible categories were diversity and respect and appreciation.



Alexandria, Va.-based Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation named Presque Isle State Park in Erie County the best state park in the Northeastern U.S. for boating and fishing. The 3,200-acre park is on a peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. It is Pennsylvania’s only “seashore,” and known for its beautiful coastline and many recreational activities.


Health care

Chicago-based American Osteopathic Association gave Mario E.J. Lanni its Bob E. Jones Award for outstanding association leadership. He is executive director of Swatara Township-based Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Business and Management.



York Heritage Trust gave its Chair Award to John Zimmerman and Daniel Meckley in recognition of exemplary stewardship of history that gives long-term benefit to the York County community. Charles H. Glatfelter received a Heritage Profile Award in recognition of his having made a significant contribution that extended the knowledge and understanding of the history of York County. Susquehanna Real Estate received the business community award; Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society received the local history organization community award; and Springettsbury Township received the government community award.



Carlisle-based Central Pennsylvania Conservancy gave former director Debra Bowman a plaque in honor of her six-year leadership of the organization. Presently, she is director of economic development marketing with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

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