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    Chester County Voter Services Notifies Residents of Unaffiliated Mailer

    Officials with Chester County’s Department of Voter Services are issuing a notice to county residents regarding a mailer that comes from a private non-profit organization called the Voter Participation Center. Additional Info...
  2. Zika

    Chester County receives notice of first confirmed case of Zika Virus

    The Chester County Health Department has been notified of the County’s first confirmed case of Zika Virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additional Info...
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    Chester County’s earns Distinguished Budget Presentation awards for 25 consecutive years

    The Government Finance Officers Association has named Chester County as a recipient of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015, marking a milestone 25 consecutive years that the County has earned this accolade. Additional Info...
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    United Way opens Born Learning Trail & Little Free Library™

    The Struble Trail-Born Learning Trail and Little Free Library is special because it was inspired by the death of little Scotty McMillan, the young boy that was tragically killed in West Caln township in November 2014. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Commissioners present $25,000 check to Chester County Food Bank

    The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week, at the Food Bank’s headquarters in Exton. Additional Info...
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    Chester County unveils new Hall of Heroes website

    New look for website honoring the sacrifice of Chester County’s military heroes www.chesco.org/heroes Additional Info...
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    2016 Local Farm Products Guide Now Available

    Guide highlights over 100 farmers and producers across the County Additional Info...
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    Chester County Announces Survey Results of Area Businesses

    The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the results of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse.” Additional Info...
  9. Aging Services Sponsors University of Health and Wellness

    The Chester County Department of Aging Services is sponsoring a University of Health and Wellness event to provide seniors with information on health issues. Additional Info...
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    Commissioners present check to Charles A. Melton Center

    Chester County Commissioners present $250,000 to the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center to be used for improvements to the facility Additional Info...
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    Emergency Services Staff Named 2016 Team of the Year

    Members of the B Platoon of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services were named the 2016 Team of the Year by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (PA APCO). Additional Info...
  13. Mental Health Awareness Month

    Chester County Observes National Mental Health Awareness Month

    Each May, Chester County recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month with activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness and understanding about mental health and recovery. Additional Info...
  14. Passport Office

    Passport Process Simplified

    Chester County’s Passport Office, under the direction of the Prothonotary’s Office, offers an easy and reassuring way to apply for, or renew your U.S. passport. Additional Info...
  15. Sheriffs

    Chester County Sheriff Announces Reorganization & Promotions

    Six Chester County Deputy Sheriffs were sworn in to new positions this week as a result of an office reorganization undertaken by County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh. Additional Info...
  16. Chester County seeks applicants for second Platform to Employment

    The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board have opened up the registration process for county residents interested in participating in the county’s second Platform to Employment (P2E) program. Additional Info...
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    Commissioners Visit "Words Still Matter" Display for Intellectual Disability Awareness Month

    In March the Commissioners presented a proclamation to the Department of Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD) for Intellectual Disability Awareness Month. Read on...
  18. MLK Bridge Dedication

    Commissioners Rename Phoenixville Bridge

    The Chester County Commissioners undertook a “first” this week when they formally dedicated a county-owned bridge re-named to honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Additional Info...
  19. NPHW 2016

    Health Department Celebrates National Public Health Week

    During National Public Health Week, the public health community is rallying to make the United States the Healthiest Nation in One Generation—by 2030. Additional Info...
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    Federal government Authorizes Reimbursement for Expenses During Snowstorm

    Chester County submitted a request for $3,553,431.00 which included the cost estimated to deal with the snow removal from municipalities and other government agencies... Additional Info...
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    Orphan's Court Guardian Program Seeks Volunteers

    Anyone interested in becoming part of the Orphans’ Court guardian program is invited to take part in a training session that will be held on Tuesday, April 5th... Additional Info...
  22. Healthiest County

    Chester County Ranked "Healthiest County" in PA

    Chester County has once again been ranked overall as the healthiest county in Pennsylvania according to a study released today by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Additional Info...
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    Sonia Huntzinger named Coatesville's Economic Development Adminstrator

    The County and the City of Coatesville welcomed Sonia Huntzinger as Coatesville’s new Economic Development Administrator at a reception held at Coatesville Savings Bank this week. Read on...
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    US Police Canine Assn to hold Certification Trials at ChesCo Public Safety Training Campus

    Chester County is hosting the United States Police Canine Association’s (USPCA) Region 6 Scent Certifications at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus from March 14-16. Additional Info...
  25. National Women's Month
  26. Time Out of Mind

    Free screening of film about homelessness featuring Richard Gere at Colonial Theatre

    Event sponsored by Chester County’s Decade to Doorways and Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Additional Info...
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  28. Code Blue Resources

    Code Blue Resources

    With temperatures dropping below 0 and wind chills reaching -20 to -30 this weekend, the County of Chester is sharing "Code Blue" resources for residents and visitors. Visit http://chesco.org/codeblue for a list of resources. Chester County Code Blue Resources
  29. Chester County marks 10th year of Triple-A bond ratings

    Commissioners authorize bond issue and receive reaffirmation of top ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings Additional Info...
  30. Kara Rahn

    Chester County Commissioners name Kara Rahn Director of Chester County Voter Services

    Kara Rahn, of Honey Brook, has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners as the new Director of Chester County’s Department of Voter Services. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Launches Major Survey of Area Businesses

    The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council, announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the launch of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse”. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Encourages Winter Preparedness

    Citizens are reminded to sign up at www.ReadyChesCo.org to receive local emergency notifications Additional Info...
  33. Farm Show

    Chester County wins big at Pennsylvania Farm Show

    Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges this week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in a wide variety of agricultural disciplines in the show’s landmark 100th year of operation. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Goes Live with new Emergency Voice Radio System

    Commissioners mark official switch over to new $42.1 million system Additional Info...
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    Chester County Commissioners announce 2016 organizational leadership

    Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell was elected to remain Chair of the Commissioners during Monday morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. Commissioner Farrell has served as Commissioners’ Chair in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Additional Info...
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    Elected Officials Are Sworn Into Office

    A swearing-in ceremony for elected officials in Chester County was held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Taking the oath of office were Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone,...... Read on...
  37. Chester County Seeks Volunteers for 2016 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

    The Department of Community Development is seeking volunteers to canvass areas in the county to determine levels of homelessness. Additional Info...
  38. Sheriff Welsh and Melody

    Chester County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Four-Legged Deputy

    “Melody”, the Labrador-Golden Retriever mix, to serve as a “comfort” dog Additional Info...
  39. Swearing-in Ceremony for Elected County Officials Scheduled for January 3, 2016

    A swearing-in ceremony for elected officials in Chester County is scheduled for Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, West Chester University. Additional Info...
  40. Early Closing 12-24 and 12-31

    Early Closing on Christmas and New Year's Eve

    All Chester County offices and facilities (excluding 24-hour operations) will close early at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 24th and Thursday, December 31st, 2015.
  41. 2016 Budget

    2016 Approved Budget Now Available

    The County of Chester, PA 2016 approved budget can be view at http://chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/31259 Additional Info...
  42. Wolf's Hollow County Park

    Public Meeting for Wolf’s Hollow County Park Master Plan

    The Chester County Facilities and Parks Department has scheduled a public meeting for the Wolf’s Hollow County Park Master Plan study on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Octorara Senior High School Library... Additional Info...
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  44. 2016 Budget Approved
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    Chester County to cease remittance of Commonwealth funds in response to state budget impasse

    The Chester County Commissioners announced at today’s Commissioners’ Meeting the move to immediately cease the remittance of funds collected by County row offices on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the duration of the state budget impasse. Additional Info...
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    Chester County Launches New Website

    Chester County launches new look website www.chesco.org features responsive design for easy use on mobile devices Additional Info...
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    Chester County Schools Briefed on Capabilities of new County-wide Emergency Radio System

    County Commissioners and director of Emergency Services update district superintendents on plans to ensure comprehensive coverage inside and outside every school in Chester County... Additional Info...
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    Flags at Half- Mast by Proclamation of the President of the United States

    The American people stand with the people of France. Friday's terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share, including the bonds of liberte, egalite, and fraternite.... Read on...
  50. Commissioners Tour Rehab Facility at Pocopson

    Pocopson Home increases short term rehabilitation services

    County Commissioners tour renovated facility that offers full service short term rehab care Additional Info...
  51. Preliminary Budget

    County announces 2016 preliminary budget - Tax rate remains same for 4th consecutive year

    The Chester County Commissioners today unveiled the preliminary 2016 county budget. The proposed budget does not increase taxes for county property owners. Additional Info...
  52. Commissioners & Coatesville Area Partners for Progress join forces to fund position for Coatesville

    The Board of Commissioners announced its intention at today’s public work session, to partner with Coatesville Area Partners for Progress to appoint a full-time economic development program administrator for Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance initiative. Additional Info...
  53. Scam Alert
  54. Chester County Planning Commission announces public meeting for Chester Valley Trail Extension study

    The Chester County Planning Commission has scheduled a public meeting to introduce the Chester Valley Trail Extension study on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the West Whiteland Township Building. Additional Info...
  55. Chester County Commissioners test clarity and coverage of $42.1 million emergency voice radio system

    The Chester County Commissioners tested the clarity and coverage of Chester County’s new emergency voice radio system this week at Pickering Valley Elementary School in Chester Springs. Additional Info...
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  57. Flags at Half-Mast for Roseburg Oregon Victims

    Flags at all Chester County government facilities will be flown at half-mast until sunset, October 6th as a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on October 1, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon.
  58. New Planning Director
  59. Flags at Half-Mast on Patriot Day

    All Chester County Government offices will fly flags at half mast today to honor Patriot Day. Read on...
  60. Workforce Summit VISTA 2025 Initiative to Address Key Workforce Issues

    Chester County Economic Development Council in Partnership with the County of Chester conducting survey for major Workforce Summit VISTA 2025 initiative to address key workforce issues Additional Info...
  61. Chester County hosts two events for Veterans

    Veterans Career Boot Camp on September 2 and 3, and Welcome Home Veterans Job Fair on September 11 Additional Info...
  62. County Commissioners present $3,500 to support Coatesville Summer Reading Program

    Chester County Commissioners recently visited students,administrators and board members of the Coatesville Summer Reading Program to present a check for $3,500. Additional Info...
  63. Chester County’s audit department receives commendation

    The Chester County Internal Audit Department, under the leadership of County Controller Norman MacQueen, has received a commendation from the Association of Local Government Auditors for its operations undertaken from January 2012 to December 2014. Additional Info...
  64. Chester County introduces county-wide multi-modal transportation guide

    Handbook provides direction for municipality officials, planners, engineers and developers on integrated transportation, traffic and land development plans Additional Info...
  65. Chester County launches Platform to Employment

    County’s program to employ long-term unemployed is the first in PA Additional Info...
  66. Chester County Commissioners to hold community dialogue meeting

    Chester County Commissioners invite all Chester County citizens to a community dialogue meeting on Tuesday, August 18,2015. The event will be held in the Struble Room at the Chester County Library in Exton beginning at 7:00 p.m. Additional Info...
  67. Chester County Commissioners name Michelle Achenbach as Director of Human Resources and Performance

    The Chester County Commissioners have appointed Michelle Achenbach, PHR, as Director of Human Resources and Performance Management for the County of Chester. She replaces Dr. Karen Florentine. Additional Info...
  68. Chester County Sheriff Welsh elected to National Sheriffs’ Association Executive board

    Chester County Sheriff, Carolyn Bunny Welsh, has been elected to the position of Sergeant in Arms of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). Additional Info...
  69. Commissioner Kathi Cozzone appointed to PA Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force

    Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone has been appointed to Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (PITF). Additional Info...
  70. Mosquito Spraying scheduled for Phoenixville Borough & Schuylkill Township

    Weather permitting, the Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment in portions of Phoenixville Borough and Schuylkill Township. Additional Info...
  71. Chester County upgrades emergency notification system

    ReadyChesCo replaces ReadyNotify system with greater capability and flexibility Additional Info...

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