2020 Community Service Award Winner

Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce honors Steve Risk for community service

Steve Risk, former president of the Solanco School Board and retired from Paul Risk Associates in Quarryville, is the recipient of the third annual Community Service Award from the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes a person who has provided important, lasting, volunteer public service in Quarryville and southern Lancaster County.

Kendall Keeler, chairman of the chamber’s community service award committee, presented Risk with a plaque during the chamber’s annual banquet at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton in Willow Street on March 12. In addition, Keeler announced that a $500 scholarship in Risk’s name will be awarded to a student in the Solanco School District who will major in a business-related field in college or technical school, or who plans to operate their own business following high school graduation. With Keeler and Risk in the photo is Pete Rush, out-going president of the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.

While presenting Risk with the award, Keeler noted Risk’s remarkable support for the community and involvement in many activities, including his 20 years of service on the Solanco School Board. School board members are responsible for very important decisions including school budgets, personnel matters, curriculum, and the maintenance of school facilities. They are volunteers; they are not paid for the remarkable amount of time, effort and energy they provide in service to students, parents, school staff and our entire community. In addition, Risk is involved with and supports the Southern End Community Association and the SECA pool, and he has also served as a high school football referee.

Nominees for the 2021 Community Service Award are now being accepted. Email chamber secretary Keith Kaufman at keith_kaufman@solancosd.org.

Steve Risk (center) receives the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award from chamber president Pete Rush (right) and Kendall Keeler (left), chairman of the chamber’s Community Service Award Committee.