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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What Are You Doing For Others?'"

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Awards & Recognition

Leadership Harrisburg Area proudly recognizes Members 1st as the Awards Sponsor for 2019.

The Platinum Award for Servant Leadership

Each year, during the Community Leadership Series graduation event, LHA recognizes an individual who embodies servant leadership in everything they do, but especially in their service and support to our organization. We look for someone who has not only changed the landscape of our programming, but has left footprints all across the community. There is no nomination process for this award. It is driven by Leadership Harrisburg Area’s board and staff. This award was established as part of our 25th Anniversary in 2011 and the following people have been recognized with this highest honor.

  • 2012       Jerry Ozog, ’04, Emergency Services Professional
  • 2013       Stuart Malina, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
  • 2014       Jody Silliker, Retired, Medical Outreach Center
  • 2015       Doug Neidich, Greenworks Development
  • 2016       Nate Gadsden, ’87, Retired, United Way of the Capital Region
  • 2017       Eric Savage, Freedom Auto Group
  • 2018       Jewel Cooper, ’96, LeTort Trust & Boyer and Ritter

The Extra Mile Award

The Extra Mile Award recognizes people who go the extra mile in service to a nonprofit organization, school, church, service club or other type of community group in Cumberland, Dauphin, or Perry County. The Extra Mile award is open to volunteers AND employees of the organization. This award is not limited to one individual per year, there will be multiple finalists and may be multiple awardees. The Extra Mile Award is presented during the Executive Leadership Series graduation event each fall. Please click on the button below for more details and to make a nomination.

  • 2017 Volunteer    Melissa Ark, Capital Area Girls on the Run
  • 2017 Volunteer    Joyce Wilder, Hospice of Central PA
  • 2017 Employee    Dr. Patricia Silveyra, Penn State College of Medicine
  • 2018 Volunteer    Karim Ouard, Tri County Community Action
  • 2018 Volunteer    Ivy Schneider, West Shore Young Professionals
  • 2018 Volunteer    James “Scottie” Scott, Team Scott Inspire
  • 2018 Employee    Kathy Anderson-Martin
  • 2018 Employee    Gwen Bickel, Ecumenical Retirement Community
  • 2018 Employee    Karen Cullings, Dauphin County Library System
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