The Honorable Dwan Walker is the first African American elected official to serve as Mayor of the rural City of Aliquippa since the city’s 204 year existence. Mayor Walker is also the second African American to ever hold a position in Beaver County. As the city’s first black Mayor, Dwan Walker is dedicated and determined to make his reign as Mayor of Aliquippa transparent in dealing with any city financial funds and budgetary reports. He is dedicated and committed to unifying his city and building a close knit community.
As a lifelong resident of Aliquippa, Mayor Walker graduated in l994 from Aliquippa High School. He later attended Robert Morris University located in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. Walker is deeply involved in volunteering and community service. He is on the board of the local Head Start and coaches in the local youth football league. Gov. Tom Wolf has named Walker to the state’s advisory commission on African American affairs, and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Beaver County NAACP Human Rights President’s Award, the Dignity and Respect Champion Award, the Jefferson Award for Community Service, and Talk Magazine 101 Influential Pennsylvanians.
In addition to being the City Mayor, he is a very loving an outstanding single father of three beautiful young daughters named Aryonna, (age 23) and Aliah (age 16), and Angelina (new born). Mayor Walker attributes his talents and spiritual up bringing to the spiritual teaching of his wonderful and loving parents Donald “Chuckie” Walker and Sharon “Chedda” Walker.