Council Member 2000-2008; 2012-2015; 2016 to present
President, State College Borough Council 2006-2008
National League of Cities - Finance, Administration and Governmental Relations Steering Committee
Pennsylvania Municipal League, Secretary, South Central District
Board Member, Downtown Improvement District
Member and Past President - College Heights Neighborhood Association
Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) Executive Committee, Personnel Committee
Chairperson of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Plaza Planning Committee
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
November 23, 2014
The Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women (PFDW) honor the public service of 10 Outstanding Elected Democratic Women at an awards brunch Nov. 23, Clarion Hotel, New Cumberland.
This year’s honorees are Jane Cilurso, Former Pocono Twp Supervisor; Debbie Martella, Portage Prothonotary; Cathy Dauler, State College Councilmember; Sekela Coles, Councilwoman, Upper Darby; Darlene Harris, Pittsburgh City Council; Cindy Bass, Philadelphia Councilwoman; Michelle Price, Easton School Board Member; Diane Neiper, Camp Hill Tax Collector; and Cheryl Holland-Jones, Lancaster City Treasurer (as pictured left to right in attached image); and Phyllis Ranko Matheny, Washington County Prothonotary (not pictured).
The award honors women who’ve made significant contributions to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, supported PFDW and the Democratic Party, and helped other women seeking elected office. Among its most recognized past recipients are Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll, Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff, Supreme Court Justice Deborah Todd, Superior Court Judge Kate Ford Elliott, and State Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
“When you look at the backgrounds of all of our honorees you see a pattern of tireless commitment to public service in both elected office and community involvement,” describes Susan Rutt, chair of the Outstanding Elected Democratic Women’s Award and PFDW past president. “They also share a pay-it-forward approach, always reaching a hand out to help others succeed.”
Outstanding Elected Democratic Women Honorees
Hon. Catherine Dauler, State College Borough Council Member, is in her 10th year in office, from 2000-2008, serving as president of council from 2006-2008; and was reelected to serve another term beginning January 2012. Incredibly active in her community, she’s a board member of the Downtown Improvement District and State College Community Land Trust; leader of Community Roundtable, Hospitality Zone Assessment; member and past president, College Heights Neighborhood Association; and member of the Centre Region Council of Governments, National League of Cities Finance, Administration and Governmental Relations Steering Committee, and National League of Cities University Communities Council. Precinct 17 Chair, State College Borough, Dauler also serves on the State College Borough Democratic Committee, DNC and State College Borough Democrats, and Democratic Municipal Officials; and is a founding member of the Democratic Women United, Centre County. A neighborhood leader: Obama 2008 and 2012, she’s an active volunteer for Democratic candidates at all electoral levels. A founding member for the Children’s Discovery Space Science Museum, State College, Dauler is a volunteer teacher of English as a second language for the past 25 years. She holds a B.A. in History, Marietta College, Ohio and M. Ed. Reading Specialist, Lesley University, Massachusetts.
Press Release see at the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women website (please, visit www.pfdw.org.