Chester County 2020 breakfast to discuss affordable housing, Dec. 13

MALVERN  — Our workforce has seen little to no growth in the buying power of wages, in decades. Meanwhile the cost of housing has increased dramatically. A serious question exists as to whether the next generation can afford to live in Chester County.

A two-hour Citizen Planners’ Breakfast is being sponsored by Chester County 2020 and the Chester County Planning Commission on Thursday, December 13 at the Desmond Hotel, 1 Liberty Boulevard, Malvern, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Jason Duckworth, President of Arcadia Land Company, will lead a panel discussion on the issue. Panel members will include Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of the Chester County Planning Commission, Sara Peck, Principal of Progressive New Homes LLC, and Nate Echeverria, Economic Development Director of Historic Kennett Square.

“This is a very important topic for Chester County,” said John B. Hannum, Jr., Chairman of Chester County 2020. “Chester County is known as a great place to live, work and raise a family. We need to make sure the County has affordably-priced housing for those who make this county great.”

O’Leary will begin the session by giving a talk: Why Do We Care?

The cost is $25 per person. To register, go to the breakfast sign-up section of Sponsorships are available for $250. For information, contact Chester County 2020 by calling 484-680-5570 or emailing

Chester County 2020 is a non-profit organization helping to create livable communities by bringing people together to find common ground and then working to transform dialogue into action. For more information, see

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