Meet Our New Heritage Preservation Coordinator, Dan Shachar-Krasnoff

The Chester County Planning Commission is excited to welcome our new Heritage Preservation Coordinator, Dan Shachar-Krasnoff, to the team!

Having recently relocated to Center City Philadelphia with his wife, Dan is originally from St. Louis Missouri where he previously worked.

Dan enjoys the vibrancy and compactness of Chester County’s towns – Coatesville, Kennett Square, Oxford, Phoenixville, and West Chester to name a few – as well as the rolling hills, open space, and farmsteads of the county’s rural areas.

In his spare time, Dan can most likely be found attending a street festival or riding his bike through the countryside. He also enjoys traveling and pro sports (although he was once referred to as “Tragic Johnson” during a grade school pickup basketball game).

Dan has been described as authentic, humble, and having a good sense of humor. He looks forward to getting involved with Historic Preservation here in Chester County – especially the ways in which it helps to build community engagement, pride, economic development, and social equity. When asked what his favorite life motto is, Dan replied with, “Community engagement succeeds at the speed of trust.”

We’re happy to have Dan on board, and we look forward to working with him! You might have even seen him during the 2021 Town Tours and Village Walks program.

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