Northampton County – Awards for Outstanding County Residents

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Northampton County held its second annual festival on Saturday, October 16th at Louise Moore Park. Lamont McClure recognized a number of municipal employees and residents at an awards ceremony for the positive impact they have on the County.


“We have so many people in this County who make everyone’s life better through their dedication to their job or through their volunteer work,” says Lamont McClure. “It is my great privilege to recognize these citizens for their service to Northampton County.”


Outstanding Volunteers


Lee & Candy Buss
Gillian Smith Sharkey
Michael Kovacs
Ellis Finger
Steve Koorie
Ronda Senior
Marcia Young
Kevin Heintzelman
Jim Wagner
Betsy Easen
Steven Schmid
Nancy Poplawski
Brian Sabo
Louis Allegra
Jean Pyatt
Ivannia Serrano
Marge Bush
Martha Posner
Alice Bartholomew, Dawn Elliott, Gerry Burns and Denis Burns


Outstanding Veterans


Randy George
Thomas Hess
Marilyn Kelly-Covatta
Chris Yarnell
Dr. Richard A. Ruck


Outstanding  Youth


Diyare Jones


 Outstanding Business


Kaplan’s Enterprises
Bridals by Sandra
Janet’s Jems Thrift Shoppe
Third Street and Ferry Fish Market
Supporting Strategies


Outstanding Emergency Services


Mike Van Why – Volunteer Firefighter, Hanover Township
James Potter – Fire Chief of the Borough of Portland
Richard E. Weaver – Volunteer Firefighter, Washington Township
Matthew Antonucci – Colonial Regional Police
Christopher Templeton – Colonial Regional Police
George Cuchran – Colonial Regional Police
Jeffrey Seip – Chief of Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co.
Ryan Hinkel – Assistant Chief of Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co.
Keith Brooks – 2nd Assistant Chief of Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co.
Joe Cortright – Lieutenant of Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co.
Michael Cabrera – Firefighter, Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co.
Holly Smith – Bethlehem Township Ambulance
Josh Werkheiser – Bethlehem Township Ambulance
Darleen Edmonds – Bethlehem Township Ambulance


Outstanding Municipal Employees


Nathaniel Dysard – Borough of Bangor
Tanya Lamparter – Borough of Bath
Kristen Wenrich – City of Bethlehem
Lori Stauffer – Lower Nazareth Township
Mark Morella – Borough of Nazareth
Brenda DeGerolamo – Palmer Township
Paige Stefanelli – Plainfield Township
Ryan McGinley – Borough of Tatamy
Michael Wentz – Borough of Walnutport
Katie Purdue – Washington Township
Joan Heebner – Borough of West Easton
Mark E. Ernst – Williams Township
Jill Garcia – Borough of Wilson
John Finnigan – Hanover Township
Elizabeth Ritter – Hanover Township
Beth Bucko – Hanover Township


County Citizen of the Year


Andy Weaver of the Borough of Nazareth



Information provided to TVL by:
Becky Bartlett
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center