Langhorne Borough Councilperson Kathleen Horwatt was the recipient of two major awards from the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) 111th Annual Conference at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA on June 5th. Mrs. Horwatt received the President’s Award is given to recognize exceptionally long and faithful service by borough officials who have completed 40 or more years of public service.
Kathleen was also recognized with the Distinguished Service Award. Mrs. Horwatt is a 40-year member of Langhorne Borough Council, beginning in 1983 as Borough Secretary, and then being elected to Council in 1984.
She was the first woman President of Council (1985-1992) and currently serves on the Recreation Board, the Langhorne Borough Planning Commission, the Environmental Action Committee Board, the Transportation Committee. She is also Volunteer Coordinator and Grant Writer, having secured millions of dollars for our community. She was the borough’s Project Manager and Coordinator of the Route 213 Reconstruction Project and as well as Project Manager for the Route 413 PennDOT restoration project through Langhorne.
Mrs. Horwatt has also won Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants for traffic signal and pedestrian street light projects, Richardson House Restoration Trail, as well as numerous smaller endeavors. She has directed national award-winning environmental initiatives and was honored as the first recipient of the Community Economic Revitalization Individual Leader Award as bestowed by the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce in 1999-2000.
Kathleen is Past President of the Bucks County Boroughs Association serving from 2011 thru 2014. For all her volunteer efforts, Kathleen was awarded the prestigious Bucks County Women’s History Award in 2011 by the Bucks County Commissioners Advisory Council for Women.
In her spare time Mrs. Horwatt is often seen weekly supervising Community Service students with Bucks County Juvenile Justice, gardening, and working on Langhorne Borough projects. She resides with her husband, Paul, and enjoys working with him to restore their historic properties while she volunteers around town.
They have two grown children, Lance and LeeAnne, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.
PHOTO CAP: Kathleen Horwatt (left) with her husband, Paul, at the PSAB Conference in Hershey, PA.