About the Jack Robertshaw Fellow
The Jack Robertshaw Fellow is a recognition given to honor one of the Founding Board Members of the Smart Growth Partnership and is awarded to a student or small group of students, who excel(s) in their community development work within any Westmoreland County community. Each recipient receives a scholarship.
2019 Jack Robertshaw Fellow Award
The students developed mapping and analysis of alternative possible routes for the Delmont Community and Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Westmoreland Heritage Trail (WHT) to eventually fully connect from Trafford to Saltsburg. A missing link for this significant trail corridor has been the area where the WHT would cross PA Route 66 near Delmont.
Community leaders in Delmont envision this trail coming through or connecting to Delmont’s Historic District and connecting to a new Delmont Library and Community Center as a desirable destination.
2018 Jack Robertshaw Fellow Award
Evan Zavada worked with the Scottdale Task Force and Scottdale City Council to study the Business Retention and Expansion in the area. He also worked with the Annie Quinn and the Jacob’s Creek Watershed Association on trail and waterway projects.
2015 Jack Robertshaw Fellow Award
During the course of his independent study, Evan Tobin produced two products — “OPEN Arnold” and “TACTICAL URBANISM: New Kensington Better Block as a Case Study” — that can be used towards further development in both of those cities, and that can be used as a go-to guide for adopting the strategies that he examined in other communities.
2014 Jack Robertshaw Fellow Award
Dana Keith worked with Nick Felice and Jarod Trunzo, successive executive directors for the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program, on developing feasible designs to improve their Main Street, Depot Street and Ligonier Street area of downtown.
Her focus looked at what would be involved in returning Main Street and Depot Streets to two-way traffic or other methods of traffic calming and ways to slow the speed of traffic. She created a 3D model of downtown with traffic calming, a bike lane and a new downtown park where a local business burned down.