Previous Winners of the Richardson Dilworth Award
Director of Stewardship, Department of Parks and Recreation
Winner of The Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service
As Director of Stewardship, Barbara has had a distinguished career working with park volunteers to inspire civic engagement and help to keep our parks and recreation facilities beautiful. She is responsible for volunteer engagement within the Department of Parks and Recreation and manages roughly 80 volunteer park friend groups. Barbara provides support for these groups throughout the city to organize cleanup events and beautification projects, restoration services, resource management, and advocacy. Her work enables volunteers to donate over 200,000 hours of their time to make Philadelphia's parks cleaner, greener, and more vibrant public spaces.
Detective, Philadelphia Police Department
Winner of The Richardson Dilworth Award for Innovation in Government
Detective Joe Murray is well known for his use of social media through his twitter account @PPDJoeMurray.Using twitter as a means of collaboration and information sharing with Philadelphia residents, he has created anavenue for the Philadelphia Police Department to better communicate with the citizens it serves. Det. Murrayprovides realtimecrime information to the residents of University City, which has not only helped to closeinvestigations, but has also built a relationship that allows the police and the public to work together in identifyingareas of concern, deploy into areas when necessary, and led to the arrest and convictions of individualsresponsible for crime.
Library Supervisor, Free Library of Philadelphia
Winner of The Richardson Dilworth Award for Excellence in Customer Service
Ann Hornbach is a children's librarian and manager of the Torresdale Neighborhood Library. She is known throughout the Free Library system for her service to children with autism and other physical and mental disabilities. Ann has developed educational programming for a variety of teaching methods that accommodate different learning styles to each student