Planning Commission to Conduct its Monthly Meeting

The Chester County Planning Commission will conduct its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. The meeting will take place in the Planning Commission offices of Suite 270, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, Pa. Elizabeth Smith, director of strategic planning & partnerships at SEPTA, will give a presentation to the board. The public is invited to attend, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.

Chester County Commissioners Establish Environmental and Energy Advisory Board

The Chester County Commissioners presented plans for the County’s new Environmental and Energy Advisory Board to an audience of municipal representatives at the County’s annual stormwater management conference on Sept. 20. The Commissioners approved a resolution to establish the advisory board at a public meeting earlier this month, with the goal of creating a Climate Action Plan for Chester County. The Environmental and Energy Advisory Board will enhance the County’s commitment to preservation and protection of the environment and focus on the balance, interplay, and impact of energy-related initiatives and issues.

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Chester County Complete Count Committee to Raise Awareness about 2020 Census

The Chester County Commissioners announced that a countywide Census 2020 Complete Count Committee (CCC) has been formed to encourage all residents’ participation in the survey.

The CCC is a group of volunteers who, at the local level, develop and implement a 2020 Census awareness campaign based upon their knowledge of the local community. The CCC is comprised of a broad spectrum of government and community leaders from education, business, health care, and other community organizations. Continue Reading →

Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Susan Hamley Highlights County's Tourism

Rolling fields and open spaces. Towns and villages known for their rich culture and business communities. A nationally known mushroom industry. A world-class display garden.

These are just some of the county’s eye-catching and unique features that the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau has the pleasure of promoting on a daily basis. Susan Hamley, executive director of the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau, attended the Chester County Planning Commission’s board meeting on Sept. 11 and discussed her organization’s partnership with the county and discussed her agency’s role, which is mainly focused on promotion of the county’s tourism attractions. Continue Reading →

Meet New Planning Commission Board Member Angela Thompson-Lobb

Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. The Chester County Commissioners recently appointed Angela “Angie” Thompson-Lobb as the newest member of the Planning Commission’s board. Angie, a West Nottingham resident, is a small business owner who has a farm in southern Chester County.

At the Sept. 11 Planning Commission meeting, board Chairman Kevin Kerr told Angie the organization looks forward to her perspective and experience.

“I love living in our neck of the woods where there are many parks and open spaces,” she said. “It’s a great place to raise a family.”

Learn about Angie’s life philosophy, interests, and more.
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Upcoming Urban Centers Forum to Focus on Destination Towns

If you are a municipal official, staff member, main street manager, or consultant for one of Chester County’s municipalities, especially the urban centers, consider attending an upcoming forum on October 8th about how to attract tourism in your town. Topics of discussion will include tourism in urban centers related to breweries and tasting rooms, farm markets and food trucks, and short-term rentals (“Airbnb”).

The county’s Urban Centers Forum will take place from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. October 8 at Victory Brewing Company, 3127 Lower Valley Rd, Parkesburg. This is a free event open to municipal officials, staff, and consultants of Chester County urban centers on behalf of the Chester County Commissioners. Though the forum is geared toward urban centers, it might be of interest to municipal officials throughout Chester County. RSVP today!

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