Lewis H. Marshall Award

Award Honorees


  • 2016 Honoree: Josh Marcinik, West Chester University - Geography/Planning
  • 2015 Honoree: Jeffrey T. Griffiths, West Chester University - Geography/Planning
  • 2014 Honoree: Madeline Schueren, West Chester University - Geography/Planning
  • 2013 Honoree: Nicholas Ferenchak, West Chester University - Geography/Planning
  • 2012 Honoree: Travis Shaw, West Chetser University - Geography/Planning
  • 2011 Honoree: Heather Ruh, West Chester University - Geography/Planning
  • 2010 Honoree: Clara Archibald, West Chester University - Criminal Justice
  • 2009 Honoree: Steve Cummings,West Chester University - Geography/Planning
  • 2008 Honoree: Chris Bashore, West Chester University - Political Science
  • 2007 Honoree: Robert van Osten, West Chester University - Geography/Planning

History of Lewis Marshall


Lewis Marshall was the Secretary/Treasurer of West Goshen Township.  He was also the Secretary/Treasurer of the Chester County Association of Township Officials (originally the Chester County Association of Township Supervisors), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

First Award Presentation


CCATO approved the Lewis H. Marshall Award in or around 1972.  Mr. Marshall was alive when the decision was made for the award, but not in good health.  He  passed away before the first award was made; in fact his son and daughter made the presentation when they were home for his memorial service.  The award was made not at the convention, but at the library of what was then known as West Chester College.

Lewis H. Marshall Subcommittee


The CCATO board recently established a Lewis H. Marshall subcommittee, comprised of the Vice President of CCATO, a Township Manager, and a faculty representative of West Chester University.  This award is presented annually to a student of West Chester University to honor the legacy of Mr. Marshall.