W. Caln woman honored for protecting kids

Pa Family Support Alliance, the state’s leader in child abuse prevention, has awarded Deborah Willett with the Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award. This award is given to four individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania’s children. Deborah Willett Willett is the Program Coordinator at Coatesville Center for Community Health. In the organization’s...

County honored for Performance Management Leadership

Chester County Government has once again been recognized nationally for its leadership in performance management with a 2021 Certificate of Achievement from the International City/County Management Association. Pictured with the award, from left to right: Stephanie Rogers, Chester County Management Data Manager; Bobby Kagel, County Administrator; and Julie Bookheimer, Chester County Chief Financial...

Avon Grove SD wins award for budget prep excellence

Back row from left: Daniel Carsley, Elizabeth Julian, Donna Bollinger, Lisa Dosenbach, Barbara Wallace, Amanda Trauger and Dennis Pagan. Front row from left: Amy Seamon, Cindy Bhan, Eric Willey, Marcia O’Hara and Christine Marsala. WEST GROVE — For the second consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has recognized Avon Grove School District (AGSD) with...

Sappey bestowed Foot Soldier of Justice Award by NAACP for championing trauma-informed education in PA

State Rep. Christina Sappey State Rep. Christina Sappey (D-158) received the prestigious Foot Soldier for Justice Award from the NAACP Media Area Branch on Saturday. Sappey was chosen for her demonstrated commitment to children’s education throughout Pennsylvania. In July, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation to implement trauma-informed education in schools throughout the commonwealth, largely thanks...

Chester County Youth Center receives statewide award for community service dog treat-making program

: Kristi Washington (center), Caseworker for the Chester County Youth Center, who received a state Program of the Year award for the Youth Center’s dog treat-making program, along with Youth Center deputy director Fred Ellzy (left) and Youth Center Director Gary Blair (right). The Chester County Youth Center recently received a Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs (JDCAP)...

Chesco honored for digital tech advances

Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell (second right) and Chester County Chief Information Officer Glenn Angstadt (right) accept the 2018 Digital Counties Award at last week’s National Association of Counties Conference in Nashville. Also pictured are (from left): Alan Cox, Executive Vice President, Center for Digital Government; Danielle Balmelle, Business Development Executive for award sponsors...

Family Promise honored for fight against homelessness

Susan Minarchi, executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County pictured left with Chester County Fund for Women and Girls executive director Michelle Legaspi Sánchez. KENNETT SQUARE — Family Promise of Southern Chester County (FPSCC) was recognized and rewarded for its efforts to alleviate family homelessness by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG). Family Promise...

MEDIC 94 earns American Heart Association Lifeline Gold Award

Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services MEDIC 94 has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage...

O’Leary honored for local government excellence

The Chester County Commissioners recognize county Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary (center right) as recipient of a Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence. Pictured with Brian, from left to right are: Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline; and County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Planning...

Healey honored for Narcan works

Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Representative Dan Truitt; Senator Andy Dinniman; EthanHealey; Ernie Holling, President, CCATO; Congressman Ryan Costello. PENNSBURY — Ethan Healey of West Chester will received the first Chester County Association of Township Officials (CCATO) President’s Award for Meritorious Service Thursday at the organization’s Fall...