Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester To Bestow Honors
At its annual banquet on Feb. 1, 2011, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester will recognize community members who have demonstrated exemplary service: The West Chester Police Department, recipient of the J.
Dewees Mosteller Community Service Award for 2010, and Mary Lou Enoches, 2010 Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Chamber Honors West Chester Police Department
For its ongoing, outstanding commitment to the West Chester and its citizens, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester is privileged to honor the West Chester Police Department (WCPD) as recipient of the J. Dewees Mosteller Community Service Award for 2010.
On behalf of the members, staff and board of directors of the Chamber, President Katie Walker said she looks forward to honoring the WCPD for its role in making West Chester a wonderful community. “Members of a police department tend to work behind the scenes for the community they serve,” she said. “Consequently they can easily be overlooked. By recognizing Chief Scott Bohn and the West Chester Police Department as the recipient of the Mosteller Community Service Award, we’re saying thank you for all they do 24/7 to make this a great place in which to live and work.”
Mayor Carolyn Comitta proudly expressed, “T he people of W est Chester are extremely fortunate to have a highly educated and professional police force who are committed to keeping us safe and being there day and night when we need them. T he officers are highly educated and competent as well as very generous. Whether its regular patrols, emergency calls, a Christmas party for our children in need or a safe driving program for parents and teens, the men and women of the WCPD are there for us. It is surely the highest level of community service to put oneself in harm’s way to protect others. T he Chamber’s award is a much deserved honor.”
As a law enforcement agency dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, the mission of the WCPD is to protect and serve its diverse communities, including the Borough of West Chester and East Bradford Township, by forging collaborative relationships. The Department and its members have accomplished this mission many times over.
The WCPD also encourages citizen participation in creating programs that have a positive impact on the community. Activities include working with West Chester youth through the Police Athletic League (PAL). Members of the WCPD also work closely with the Chamber to make West Chester’s signature events—the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium bicycle race, and The Old Fashioned Christmas Parade sponsored by MARS Drinks—successful and safe for thousands of people each year.
For their dedication to public safety through traffic and crowd management, emergency response, crime prevention and community participation, the Chamber honors Chief Scott Bohn and members of the West Chester Police Department.
Multi-Talented Volunteer Named 2010 Outstanding Citizen
People who know Mary Lou Enoches say she is warm, wise, energetic, enthusiastic, creative and compassionate. She is an astute businesswoman and extraordinary volunteer. She is also the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Citizen award to be presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester at its annual banquet on Feb. 1, 2011.
A native of West Chester, Mary Lou was an active participant in community life from the get-go: at the age of six helping behind the counter of the candy store owned by her parents, the late Rose and Joe Polito; earning a high school diploma from Bishop Shanahan High School; studying cosmetology at night at Coatesville’s Brayland Institute and earning a beautician’s license. After working as a stylist and manager at B. Anthony Salon, she opened her own shop, La Difference Salon & Day Spa, in 1990 and built its current location in 2001.
Mary Lou joined the Chamber in 1990. By 1991 she was organizing the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, a task she continued for 14 years. She has served on the Chamber’s board of directors and numerous committees. Additional volunteer service has included coaching softball and cooking spaghetti dinners for St. Agnes School, acting as auctioneer for the March of Dimes annual fundraiser, and lending a helping hand at the West Chester Area Senior Center and local YMCA.
“It’s impossible to sum up Mary Lou in just a few words,” said Chamber President Katie Walker. “She has made West Chester and the Chamber the beneficiary of her time and talent. We’re delighted to honor her as our 2010 Outstanding Citizen.