Today we honor trailblazer Mattie Chapman, the first African-American to be elected to countywide office when she became the York County Prothonotary in 1975. She led the office until her death in 1982. In 2019, the York County Commissioners honored her legacy through a commemorative plaque and ceremony. Chapman’s contributions to our community extend beyond her professional successes. Personally, she touched the lives of many as a role model.
To learn more about her impact on the community, check out this video created by Weary Arts Group.