Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker (left) signing his oath during a ceremony held this week / photo via Facebook

Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker, who plans to run for Beaver County Commissioner next year, has been named to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs.

Gov. Tom Wolf appointed Walker to serve on the GACAAA, which is responsible for advising the governor on policies and legislation that impact African Americans.

Wolf’s appointment speaks of confidence in Walker’s “prudence, integrity and ability,” and comes as Walker finds himself the subject of investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police in connection with a statewide grand jury investigation into Aliquippa city government.

As the Beaver Countian first reported in February, Walker has refused to cooperate with officers investigating alleged public corruption, according to multiple confidential sources with knowledge of the matter. The Aliquippa city building was raided by state police in March. Walker has not returned calls from BeaverCountian.com seeking comment about the investigation.

A biography Walker posted to his Facebook page lists a long chain of honors, accolades and awards he has accepted since taking office in 2012.

It reads, “Mayor Walker has been the recipient of such prestigious awards as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Coordinator Award,’ Citations from The House of Representatives, and The Senate of Pennsylvania, Dignity and Respect champion award, The Jefferson Award for community Service, The 50 Men of Excellent Award, The Black History Achievement Award, and The Dare To Dream Award … Sponsored by the Government of Nigeria, in November of 2012, Mayor Walker was selected to travel with a delegation of Mayors from the United States to Enugu State, Nigeria. Their purpose was to participate in an International conference, sponsored by the Association of Local Government of Nigeria. The theme ‘Thinking Global and Building Local’ was associated with a broader segment titled ‘Enhancing Intergovernmental Relations for Sustainable National Social-Economic Development.’”

The Aliquippa mayor’s position with the city is part-time and pays $200 monthly.

According to his biography, Walker is employed as a customer service specialist for Guardian Protection Services. He wrote his responsibilities include “saving accounts when customers are looking to cancel their service” and “offer additional products and services and solutions to existing customers.”

Among those who celebrated Walker’s appointment this week was state Rep. Robert Matzie, D-16, Ambridge. Walker’s term on the advisory committee ends May 31, 2020.

J.J. Abbott, a spokesman for Wolf, did not respond to a request from the Beaver Countian seeking more information about Walker’s appointment.

Mayor Dwan Walker (left) with State Representative Robert Matzie / Photo via Facebook

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John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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JoeDoe
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JoeDoe

There went my vote for Wolfe!!!!! :/

truepatriot
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truepatriot

No snowball’s chance in hell that I was going to vote for him anyway. This just confirms my original decision.

Quipboy
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Quipboy

Wolf is a joke and Walker is too! He’s running for what? BC commissioner? Does he really think anyone would vote for him? Look at the mess of a town he comes from!!! ALIQUIPPA Look at that town, where’s the money the state gave them to clean it up?? What a big joke! Go away and take Wolf with you!

BobbyB
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BobbyB

County commissioner? What are Dwan’s qualifications? Educational? Professional? We need highly qualified people to move our county forward. What type if work, educational, professional background does he have? Does anyone know?

Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

Read the article, Booby, some of your probing questions are right there to be read.

As for qualified, You mean like Danny Camp, Tony Amadio, Sandie Egley, Jimmy Alberts, Joe Spanik, … should I keep going? Walker might not be a great choice , but he would hardly be a huge step backwards around here.

truepatriot
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truepatriot

That’s what I was thinking – for example, again I ask, what were Danny Camp’s education, professional back ground, work history, and qualifications to be a County commissioner???????

Chantae hines
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Chantae hines

And what have you done lately… Stfu

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Wolf just sealed his fate. He will never get re-elected now. That’s a certainty.

Lifeguard
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Lifeguard

Is it April Fool’s day again already???????

BCShitHole
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BCShitHole

All I can say is OMG and WTF! Just another reason not to vote Tom Wolfe in again and to #VoteScottWagner

TimG
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TimG

Aliquippa is in the 2018 top 10 for worst cities in PA, it ranks #8. Wolf rewards the Mayor of this shithole town with a state appointment? This Mayor thinks he’s done such a great job in his town that he should be a county commissioner? Really? It shows how out of touch these democrats are? They think unemployment, low income, high crime, poverty, bankruptcy is the norm. That’s because Democrats have controlled and ruined many cities. Vote Republican, Wolf is out of touch!

Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

Oh, yeah, the Republicans. Which one impresses you here in BC? Bernstine, Marshall, Camp, Egley, Chrissyanna, Vogel, Rothfus, …. when are they going to get around reviving this county, the Dollar Store World headquarters?

Put Wagner in there as Governor. He’s a garbageman; he can relate to Beaver County.

Unbungabelievable
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Unbungabelievable

OMG. Well that says WAY TOO MUCH about Wolfes inability. He wad already horrible in my book and now he too is committing political suicide. My name says it all.

JoeDoe
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JoeDoe

*Wolf*