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York County planner Felicia Dell wins state award
York County Planning Commission Director Felicia Dell won a Governor's Award for her work in local government.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, "12 communities and seven individuals from across the commonwealth were recognized for excellent service as part of the 22nd Annual Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence."
Dell, nominated by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, was appointed to lead the planning commission in 2000, the department reported. The York County native manages "day-to-day operations, as well as the long-term direction of the organization," the department stated.
Her responsibilities include: "provide planning review and development services to York County's 72 municipalities; administer the County Housing and Urban Development and Community Development Block Grant programs; perform the federal transportation planning through the Metropolitan Planning Organization; coordinate the County Geographic Information System data; provide Hazard Mitigation planning; and develop the County Comprehensive Plan for the York County Board of Commissioners," the department explained.
"In January 2018, The York County Planning Commission and York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization announced the launch of Go York 2045, a comprehensive planning effort for all forms of transportation in York County," the department reported.
Dell is active in the community as well, being involved in several professional organizations and serving on or having served on a variety of community boards, the department reported.
“More than any other level of government, our local governments often have the greatest and most immediate impact on the lives of Pennsylvania residents — and are often the source of innovation and outside-the-box thinking that every level of government can aspire to emulate,” department secretary Dennis Davin said.