Congratulations John Elfrey, MOTU Director of Operations and Dilworth Award Winner!


Those of us at the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities see John Elfrey’s dedication to the City every day.  We get to see him make sure Philadelphia’s streets are plowed properly, or that the operations of a variety of stakeholders are coordinated on the busiest of game days.  We are thrilled to learn that  On March 11, 2013, Mayor Michael Nutter recognized John Elfrey as the 2013 Richardson Dilworth Award winner and thanked him for his outstanding service to the City of Philadelphia over the last 28 years.

The award program was established in 2011 to recognize the contributions of an outstanding public employee whose work performance embodies excellence in public service. Before joining the Office of Transportation & Utilities, John served as the Acting Commissioner for License & Inspections. He has also worked in both the Revenue and Streets Departments, as well as the Managing Director’s Office.

Please join the Mayor in congratulating John on a job well done.

“John exemplifies some of the best qualities that the Richardson Dilworth Award was created to acknowledge : innovation, dedication and self-motivation. Over his decades of service. John’s impact has been wide reaching and has improved the quality of life for thousands of Philadelphians.”- Mayor Michael A. Nutter

You can read more about John’s service to the city in the Philadelphia Inquirer or on

For more info on the Award and to nominate someone next year, please visit


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