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CCATO, at the annual Spring Conference held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 announced West Chester University student Nick Sapone as the 2018 winner of the Lewis H. Marshall Award. Mr. Sapone has his Bachelor of Arts in Geographic Information Systems from West Chester University (2016) and is currently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, and Urban and Regional Planning from West Chester University.
As a Graduate Assistant for West Chester University's Department of Geography and Planning, Nick works in the Geographic Information System (GIS) computer labs. Nick is responsible for troubleshooting software and technical issues and collaborating with students and professors regarding various GIS related tasks.
Nick is currently working for the Borough of West Chester’s Department of Public Works as a GIS Specialist Intern where his responsibilities include editing existing and new Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4), sanitary sewer data, and other assets with ArcGIS 10.5 software based on as-built drawings, existing maps, and Pipeline Observation System Management (POSM) software.
“CCATO is thrilled to have this ongoing relationship with West Chester University and is pleased to have the opportunity to recognize an exemplary student destined to do great things in service to the public, said David Connors, Vice-Chairman, New London Township and President of CCATO.”
The Lewis H. Marshall Award focuses on an exceptional student destined for a career in municipal management. The Lewis H. Marshall Award was named after Lewis. H. Marshall who served on the executive board of CCATO and with West Goshen Township as Secretary/Treasurer in each organization. Well qualified, exemplary students are chosen by a committee comprised of a CCATO board member, a Township Manager, and a West Chester University faculty representative.