CKCOG Recipient of 2024 Governor’s Award for Innovative Community/Governmental Initiatives

Shapiro Administration Recognizes Recipients of 2024 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

On behalf of Governor Josh Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger recognized Pennsylvania municipalities and local government officials for their dedication to strengthening their communities and better serving their residents.

During the 28th Annual Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence, 14 communities, three organizations, and nine individuals from across the Commonwealth were recognized for excellent service.

“During Local Government Week, we are privileged to celebrate the local officials and organizations from all across Pennsylvania who dedicate their time, effort, and passion to getting stuff done and delivering real results for their communities. Our city and local governments are where the rubber meets the road – and our 2024 award recipients have shown exceptional dedication, the capacity for innovation, and an unwavering focus on making their communities a better place,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “From working directly with the people in their communities to provide essential services, to answering calls for help in 911 dispatch centers, to helping their most vulnerable neighbors during challenging times – each of these awardees has made a positive difference in Pennsylvania, and the Commonwealth is proud to recognize them for their excellence.”

Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger recognized local government officials from across the Commonwealth for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve Pennsylvania residents at the 2024 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence. Pictured here is a moment from the event.

Link to Full Video of the Award’s Ceremony


Central Keystone Council of Governments
Union County • Making Code Enforcement Local

Central Keystone Council of Government’s Maintenance Code for Property, Fire Safety, and Building (CMC – CKCOG Maintenance Code) has followed the best practices of the International Property Maintenance Code and the International Fire Code to address common Code challenges in the area. The ability to tailor the code addresses concerns unique to a particular community. This efficiency, combined with a software upgrade, has reduced average staff hours spent on a code violation by 25%, reducing the cost of enforcement to municipalities.