Commissioners adopt Heritage Tourism Plan

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Eric Roe recently adopted a new Heritage Tourism Plan that encourages all communities in the county to share stories that highlight their identity and history – which will support local and regional preservation, conservation, tourism, and quality of life. The resolution to adopt the Heritage Tourism Plan, signed by all three Commissioners,...

Planning meeting set for Chester County 250

US Rep. Chrissy Houlahan with Randall Spackman, Kent Snell and Noah Lewis on Veterans Day in Chester County. With the nation’s 250th anniversary fast approaching, it’s time for Chester County organizations, neighborhoods, and individuals to get ready. CC250 will host a community planning summit on Friday, June 7 at Thornbury Farm in West Chester from 8:30 – 12:30. Attendees will have the opportunity...

County releases 2024 Farm Guide

Whether you’re on the hunt for locally-grown produce, a fun weekend activity, or you want to learn a little more about agriculture, one of Chester County’s important industries, the annual Chester County Farm Guide has it all! The Farm Guide highlights more than125 family-owned farms and markets throughout Chester County, spotlights the County’s Agriculture Award recipients, and includes a Farm...

County introduces Human Needs Network

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz (left), Josh Maxwell (center) and Eric Roe (right) with Bridget Brown, Behavioral Health Crisis Response Program Director, and Joshua Bitler, Information & Referral Director for the new Human Needs Network of Chester County. This week, the Chester County Commissioners and the Department of Human Services unveiled the Human Needs Network of Chester County,...

County earns ‘SolSmart Gold’ recognition for solar energy efforts

Chester County Government has received national gold level SolSmart recognition for encouraging the growth of clean, affordable solar energy at the local level. As a SolSmart Gold designee, Chester County has adopted nationally recognized best practices to advance solar market growth. The county worked with SolSmart’s no-cost technical assistance team to increase local knowledge of solar energy...

County names McMullin Parks and Trails Manager

Chester County’s new Parks and Trails Manager Andrew McMullen Chester County Parks + Preservation Director David Stauffer announced the appointment of Andrew McMullen as the County’s new Parks and Trails Manager. McMullen moves to this role following 22 years with the department starting as a part-time maintenance worker, becoming a Regional Park Ranger and later, serving as the Assistant Parks...

Chesco government awarded top honor for employee well-being

The Chester County Commissioners presented an American Heart Month proclamation at last week’s public meeting to Chester County’s Human Resources Director Michelle Gallo (second left) and Employee Learning and Development Manager Marcy Curth (center), who oversees Chester County Government’s staff wellness program. For the second consecutive year, the American Heart Association (AHA) awarded...

Commissioners demonstrate CPR in honor of American Heart Month

(Left to right) Chester County Commissioners Eric Roe, Chair Josh Maxwell and Marian Moskowitz demonstrate Hands-Only CPR under the instruction of Chester County EMS Operations Coordinator Larry Smythe (right) at the Commissioners’ February 14th Public Meeting. At the Valentine’s Day meeting, the Commissioners Proclaimed February as American Heart Month. When a Valentine’s Day public meeting...

County’s 9-1-1 Center moves to New emergency call infrastructure

Chester County Telecommunicator Mike Arganetto in the Chester County 9-1-1 Center. Chester County has transitioned to the new Next Generation 9-1-1 Statewide Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network, a faster and more efficient way for the 9-1-1 call center to receive emergency calls. The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (DES) transitioned today its Emergency Communications Center...

Penn Medicine opts out of deal to acquire Brandywine Hospital site

Brandywine Hospital. File photo. Citing construction costs and building issues, Penn Medicine has opted out of an agreement to purchase the old Brandywine Hospital, Friday. Penn is expected to look for another facility in the area, which would be used for VA medical services and potentially emergency and acute care for the Coatesville area. Tower Health, which owns the facility an operated it until...