George A DeMartyn, class of 1963, was inducted for his outstanding service to the community.
George DeMartyn served as an East Pennsboro Township Commissioner for thirty-two years; 28 as president of the commissioners. He began as a commissioner when the township office was on W. Columbia Road prior to purchasing and moving to the former Enola High School at 98 S. Enola Drive in 1982. East Pennsboro Township grew tremendously during his tenure as commissioner, assisted by his fellow commissioners; the now retired Mr. Gill and previous township managers. The Township’s growth under Mr. DeMartyn includes: the expansion west of Enola with numerous housing developments springing up; the opening of Summerdale Plaza, the purchase of Adam’s Ricci Park, replacement of the railroad bridge at Overview with a new viewing area above the passing trains for railroad enthusiasts; development of East Pennsboro commons which attracted many new businesses in the area, oversaw the merger of West Fairview Borough into East Pennsboro Township to successful completion effective in 1998; and received many grants for revitalization of West Fairview amounting to over one million dollars since 1998. Mr. DeMartyn was also very active in creating Pumpkin Fest in Adams-Ricci Park and the Imagination Station for our children.
Over the years, he has heard what the citizens had to say, and accomplished many things. His position of commissioner president touched many areas and people of the township. His overall demeanor and being an advocate for anything to improve the quality of life in East Pennsboro residents assuredly serves as a role model for our young people to emulate in the future. With pleasure, we would like to congratulate Mr. DeMartyn and induct him into the Wall of Honor.