New PictureThe Dauphin County Planning Commission handed out its first Planning Excellence Awards, according to director Tim Reardon. The Derry Township Visioning activity that kicked off the community’s comprehensive planning effort won the award for “Community Capacity.” The commission pointed out that “the township updated its comprehensive plan and engaged the public with a website and a series of surveys. It also held a series of listening sessions to develop a vision statement, and refined that through further sessions.” It is important to note that the visioning activity was initiated and supported by a large group of community representatives who volunteered their time, and to the township community development staff led by Chuck Emerick. Read the PennLive article and learn more about our vision for the future.