Six to be honored at 2017 Spirit of York County Awards

Jason Addy
York Dispatch

Six community leaders and government officials will take centerstage at the 2017 Spirit of York County Awards ceremony in September, as they are recognized for their efforts to make the county a better place.

Matthew Carey, executive director of LifePath Christian Ministries - formerly York Rescue Mission - gives a tour of the medical facilities in his organization's building. March 30, 2016. Photo by Sean Philip Cotter.

The 2017 Spirit of York County Awards will start with a breakfast buffet at 7 a.m., Sept. 27, followed by an awards ceremony to honor the six winners “for their distinguished achievement, voluntarism, support and commitment to improving the quality of life in York County,” according to a news  release.

Matthew Carey, known around the region for his community service work as CEO of LifePath Christian Ministries, headlines the list of winners  announced by the York County Economic Alliance.

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Carey will receive the Non-Profit Community Impact Award, according to the release.

Retired Mayor Robb Green, left, officiates his 3000th wedding at Historic Shady Lane in Manchester, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.  Dawn J. Sagert - dsagert@yorkdispatch.com
York City Business Administrator and Bracey campaign surrogate Michael Doweary debates York City mayoral candidate Michael Helfrich in Weinstock Lecture Hall at York College of Pennsylvania in Spring Garden Township, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo


Outgoing York County controller Robb Green and York City business administrator Michael Doweary each earned a Spirit of York County Award for their work in their official capacities, according to the release.

Green, who will retire at the end of 2017 after 12 years in the job, will be given the Elected Official of the Year award, and Doweary will take home the Appointed Official of the Year award for helping to stabilize York City’s financial situation under Mayor Kim Bracey.

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Dominic DelliCarpini, the York College dean for the Center for Community Engagement, speaks during state Rep. Kevin Schreiber's Student Debt Day of Action discussion at the Pullo Center in York, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo


Dominic DelliCarpini, dean of the Center for Community Engagement at York College, will receive the 2017 Spirit of York County Community Service Award, while Jeffery Kile, a senior account executive at The Glatfelter Agency, will pick up the Volunteer of the Year award, according to the release.



Former South Eastern School District Superintendent Rona Kaufmann will be honored at the ceremony with the Education/Workforce Development Advocate of the Year award, according to the release.

Tickets for the 2017 Spirit of York County Awards cost $35 per person. Those interested can register to attend at www.ycea-pa.org or by contacting Mary Walker at 717-771-4575. Admission is free for YCEA Economics Club members.