Planning Commission Welcomes Summer Intern

The Chester County Planning Commission is excited to welcome Austin Kerley as the new full-time intern for the summer!

Austin is a native of Chester County, growing up and residing in Chester Springs with his family. He is currently attending Bloomsburg University, where he is studying Environmental Science with a focus in Geography and Planning.

Over the next three months, Austin will be working on projects mostly within the Planning Commission’s Environment and Infrastructure Division, but will assist in other areas as well, such as GIS. He hopes to learn as much as he can in the Planning and GIS fields, and has already gotten off to a great start.

When it comes to his free time, Austin loves being active and can usually be found somewhere outside. His favorite place in Chester County is St. Peter’s Village, where he spent much of his childhood swimming and hiking with friends and family during the summer months. Some of his favorite outdoor hobbies include backpacking, swimming, and camping.

At his school, Austin is on the water polo team and serves as the organization’s President. He is also involved with International Club and Club H.O.P.E., and provides leadership through his position as a Community Assistant.

Austin learned of the Planning Commission’s internship opportunity through the Environmental Science Program at his school, where previous students who had completed the internship recommended it.

Austin is very motivated and open to learning new things. One of his favorite mottos comes from the Latin proverb, “Fortune favors the bold.”