Warren, Pa.— On Tuesday, August 6, during the , held this year in Reading, Pennsylvania and attended by some 200 plus Commissioners and distinguished guests, Pam Matve, Chief Clerk of Warren County, was presented with the “Outstanding Chief Clerk/Administrator” Award during the Association’s annual awards ceremony. The awards are bestowed upon “county leaders and others who have enhanced the well-being of counties and residents.” Mrs. Matve is the first Chief Clerk in the history of Warren County to receive such an award for “excelling in an ever-changing position, as well as invaluable support of programs related to courthouse reconstruction, information storage, workforce opportunities for persons with disabilities, and the county’s open records process.” according to a CCAP news release.

“This is such an amazing honor,” said Matve upon receiving the award. “I never thought something like this would be possible and I am truly humbled. I’d like to thank my husband, Wayne, for his endless support and everyone who’s supported me in this position.”

Mrs. Matve was nominated by the staff and Commissioners in a seventeen page document which included letters from directors and local officials who outlined her various accomplishments and hard work including her work with Bollinger Enterprises to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities in the County, on the Virtual HUB which is an online program to help encourage inter-municipal collaboration, her management of the Courthouse renovation projects, and commitment to transparency by helping to expand informational options online.

Matve went on in her acceptance speech to thank the Commissioners saying, “It has been a real pleasure working with Commissioner Eggleston and Commissioner Kafferlin these past few years. If I have this award, it’s because they helped me grow and pushed me to work on new projects and do new things. I am very grateful.”

Commissioner Kafferlin echoed the statements in the nomination saying, “Pam has worn so many hats and has always done everything she can to improve County Government. Frankly, I am not sure what we’d do without her.”

Commissioner Eggleston added, “When we need to get something done, no matter what, we ask Pam to do it. That’s why we refer to her as ‘The Closer’, because she gets things done. This award is certainly well deserved.”

Several other directors and elected officials had words of praise for Mrs. Matve’s award. Lisa Rivett, Warren County Elections Director, said in a letter, “She (Matve) has been a wonderful asset to Warren County for many years. She always goes above and beyond.” Joe Scully, Glade Township Supervisor added, “I believe that when Warren County Commissioners appointed Pam Matve to be Chief Clerk of the Commissioners, they appointed a person of great talent. She is a born leader and I want her to be recognized for that.”

This represents an unprecedented third consecutive year the Warren County Commissioners Office has won a CCAP award. The previous two being “Excellence in Websites” and “Outstanding Commissioner of the Year”. No other County has won awards for three years in a row.

Any questions for the Commissioners Office regarding this news story may be directed to Pam Matve, Chief Clerk, by phone at 814-728-3402 or by email at [email protected].