News Flash

Posted on: February 22, 2024

Department of Community Development Receives Over $2M to Address Homelessness

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The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) was recently awarded more than $2 million in fiscal year 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CoC funds are alloc...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: February 22, 2024

Chester County Government Awarded Top Honor for Employee Well-Being

American Heart Month Proclamation

For the second consecutive year, the American Heart Association (AHA) awarded Chester County Government a Platinum recognition for “its commitment to employee health and well-being.” The County achieved Platinum status – the ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Commissioners Demonstrate Hands-Only CPR on Valentine’s Day, Recognizing American Heart Month

Chester County Commissioners Hands Only CPR on Valentines Day

When a Valentine’s Day public meeting includes the recognition of American Heart Month, what better way to highlight both than to demonstrate a heart-saving, potentially life-saving technique?

At Wednesday’s public meeting, Chester Coun...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Chester County’s 9-1-1 Center Transitions to New Emergency Call Infrastructure

9-1-1 Telecommunicator Mike Arganetto

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (DES) transitioned today its Emergency Communications Center to Next Generation 9-1-1, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency’s (PEMA) Statewide Emergency Services Internet Protocol Netwo...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Chester County Commissioners Approve New Water Resources Plan, Watersheds 2045

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Following a public hearing this week, Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz, and Eric Roe approved the Chester County Water Resources Authority’s (CCWRA) Watersheds 2045, a plan that addresses the county’s water r...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Adds Four Deputies to its Roster

New Chester County Deputy Sheriff Frank Imparato

Chester County Sheriff Kevin Dykes is pleased to announce the addition of Frank Imparato as the newest Deputy sworn into the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.   

“Deputy Imparato brings a profound dedication to communit...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Chester County Commissioners Announce 2024 Organization Leadership

Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell was elected Chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners during this morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting.  

Commissioner Marian Moskowitz was elected Vice-Chair. ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: December 30, 2023

Chester County Newly-Elected Officials, Judges Take Oath of Office

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The installation of newly-elected Chester County officials and judges took place at swearing-in ceremonies this weekend, in Courtroom 1 of the Chester County Justice Center.  On Friday, December 29, five new judges and two judges retained by vote...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Approve $2.8M for Renovation of Liberty House in Phoenixville

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At last week’s public meeting, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline approved more than $2.8 million in contract funding to Pennrose Properties for the capital improvements to, and renovation of Liber...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: December 7, 2023

Chester County’s Color 5K Raises $110,000 for COPE Program to Help Fight Opioid and Heroin Abuse

2023 Color 5K check presentation

The 2023 Chester County Color 5K, held in October at Exton Park and the Chester Valley Trail, raised $110,000 for the County’s COPE – Community Outreach Prevention and Education – program to help in the fight against opioid a...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: December 7, 2023

Chester County Awards $5 Million in Community Revitalization Program Grants

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline unanimously approved $5 million in grants through the County’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) at today’s public meeting.

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Sheriff’s Office Leads Collaboration to Help Thistle Hills “Warm Up for Winter"

Warm Up for Winter project Thistle Hills

Continuing a call for assistance for and protection of women, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) led an early holiday project for Thistle Hills: Warm Up for Winter. Joined by WSFS and the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club, members of the CCSO ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Election Certification Postponed

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Due to a ruling from the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, which now allows for canvass and tabulation of mail-in ballots with missing or incorrect dates, Chester County will delay the certification of the 2023 General Election....

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Chester County’s Operation Green Light Program Honors Veterans

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Chester County marked the start of Operation Green Light this week with a ceremony honoring the county’s 24,000-plus veterans, held in front of the County’s Historic Courthouse.  

Operation Green Light recognizes the s...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: November 9, 2023

WARNING: Phone Scam re Chester County Courts

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Warning: phone SCAM that informs residents they are being sued by Chester County Courts. “County Courts” may appear in the caller ID, and the caller asks for social security number and other personal information. Chester County Government and Courts will ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Chester County Election Results Update

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Chester County Voter Services’ unofficial tabulation of the 2023 General Election is substantially complete. More than 700 ballots are not eligible to be counted because of legal deficiencies. The remaining ballots include Uniform Military and O...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: November 7, 2023

2023 Municipal Election Results

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The results from the 2023 Municipal Election results will be available beginning after the polls close on election day.  

Chester County Election Results

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Chester County Announces Results of Latest Citizen Survey

Chester County 2023 Quality of Life Citizen Survey Infographic

Chester County Government’s five-yearly survey of citizen priorities and service satisfaction re-confirms that 94 percent of residents believe Chester County is an excellent or good place to live and raise a family, and that maintaining the qual...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Chester County Receives National Award for Affordable Housing Collaboration

Chester County Receives National Affordable Housing Collaboration Award

The Chester County Department of Community Development has received an Award of Excellence from the National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) for the creation of its Affordable Housing Developer Collaborative. 

Th...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Proclaim Support for Operation Green Light

Operation Green Light Proclamation

The Chester County Commissioners presented a proclamation at this week’s Commissioners’ Meeting for Operation Green Light, the initiative that recognizes the important contributions of veterans.  Operation Green Light runs fro...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services Seeks Input on Use of Opioid Settlement Funds

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The Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services is seeking input from everyone who lives or works in Chester County – especially those affected by opioids personally or professionally – to prioritize how Chester County&r...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Tour Site of Future Haven Behavioral Hospital of West Chester

Jeff Hunt with Commissioners and Administrators

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz and Josh Maxwell, along with County administrators, recently toured the site of Haven Behavioral Hospital of West Chester, an inpatient hospital and outpatient center that, when opened, will provide behavioral...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 18, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Present Agriculture Awards

The Miller Family - 2023 Farmer of the Year Award Winner

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline, along with members of the Chester County Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council), presented two annual agriculture awards yesterday at Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Chester County Recognizes National Community Planning Month

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline recently proclaimed October as National Community Planning Month, noting the dedication of members of the Chester County Planning Commission, municipality planning commissi...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Real Estate Tax Rebate for Volunteer Fire Company and EMS Agency Members

Firefighter 1 Training at Chester County Public Safety Training Campus

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved today an Ordinance to enact a tax rebate for volunteer members of Chester County-based fire companies and not-for-profit emergency medical services agencies. The Ac...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 9, 2023

Coroner's Office to Honor Memory of Ten Unclaimed Veterans on October 26

Unclaimed Veterans Vault

The community is invited to join the Chester County Coroner’s Office at the Unattended Veterans Service at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. The ceremony will be held at 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA on Thursday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m. T...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Chester County Encourages Community Support for Veterans During Operation Green Light

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The Chester County Commissioners and Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs announce their support for Operation Green Light. This nationwide initiative recognizes the important contributions of veterans from November 6-12.

For Operation Green Light...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Chester County Watersheds 2045 Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

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The Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) has released a draft of the County’s updated integrated water resources plan – Watersheds 2045 – for public review and comment through November 17. 

Cheste...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Third Chester County Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for County Residents Impacted by Cavalcante Escape

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The Chester County Commissioners will hold another in-person Town Hall meeting on Monday, October 2 for Chester County residents impacted by the escape of Danilo Cavalcante.  This third Town Hall event moves to the northern part of the county, to...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Chester County Designates $2.7M for Whole-Home Repairs Program

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline recently affirmed $2,735,203 to implement the Chester County Whole-Home Repairs (WHR) program. The program will help low- to moderate-income Chester County homeowners make ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: September 25, 2023

Coroner’s Office Hosts Continuing Education Training on Xylazine

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The Chester County Coroner’s Office hosted Xylazine: Arrival, Trends & Effects of this Prevalent Drug, its first-ever continuing education training seminar/webinar, on Friday, September 15.

Xylazine is a large animal sedative used as an adult...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: September 18, 2023

The Location of the September 20 Prison Board Meeting Has Been Moved

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The location of the Chester County Prison Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 20 at 2:30PM has changed to the Commissioners’ Public Meeting Room on the 6th floor of 313 West Market Street in West Chester. This change is being made s...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Chester County to Hold Town Hall Meetings for Residents Following Conclusion of Prison Escape

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Following the successful conclusion of the search for Chester County Prison escapee Danelo Calvacante, the Chester County Commissioners will hold Town Hall meetings for Chester County residents, to provide information on security enhancements at Chester C...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Chester County Hosts First-Ever Sustainability Summit

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline are pleased to announce Chester County’s first-ever Sustainability Summit, taking place on Tuesday, September 26, at Penn State Great Valley. 

The Summit ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Statement from Chester County Commissioners on the Capture of Danelo Cavalcante

The capture of Cavalcante ends the nightmare of the past two weeks, and we thank every single law enforcement official at the regional, state and federal level that was out in all weather conditions, all day and night – as well as everyone in th...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Health Department to Hold Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Throughout the County

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With the start of flu season quickly approaching, the Chester County Health Department announces vaccination clinics, open to all, at area schools from late September through October. The Health Department will offer both flu and COVID-19 vaccines at comm...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Warns Against Another Rash of Phone Scams

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The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about another round of recurring phone scams involving false fines for failure to report to jury duty or other court appointments.

The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls noting that the fra...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Chester County Color 5K Set for October 7 at Exton Park

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline and District Attorney Deb Ryan announce details of the 7th annual Chester County Color 5K run and walk, which raises funds to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the c...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Chester County’s Fleet Management Program Sees $1.3M Savings Since 2016

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Chester County Government has realized approximately $1.3 million in savings since moving to the Enterprise Fleet Management Program just over six years ago.  The move to the fleet management program, with the fleet leased rather than owned, also...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Chester County Department of Procurement and General Services Moves to Electronic Bidding

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The Chester County Department of Procurement and General Services announces the transition to electronic bid and solicitation submission using Public Purchase as the platform.   The move to electronic bidding allows the County to post, accept, an...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Commissioners Appoint Eve Large as Director of Department of Children, Youth & Families

Eve Large, Director of Children, Youth & Families

Eve Large has been named Director of the Chester County Department of Children, Youth & Families (CYF) by Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline. Eve has worked for CYF since 2001, most recently as Deputy Director. &nb...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 14, 2023

Chester County Offices Collaborate for Free Paper-Shredding Event in Phoenixville

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To help prevent fraud and identity theft, Chester County offices of the Sheriff, Prothonotary and Register of Wills are hosting a free shredding event operated by Wiggins Shredding on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon (or until the truck ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 10, 2023

PA CareerLink Hosts Open House and Resource Fair on September 7

PA CareerLink Chester County

PA CareerLink Chester County will host a PA CareerLink Day Open House and Resource Fair on Thursday, September 7, at its Exton location. The annual event allows job seekers, employers, and community organizations to explore the resources and services offe...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Health Department Hosts Potassium Iodide Dispensing Event

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As part of Chester County’s ongoing emergency preparedness efforts, the Chester County Health Department is making potassium iodide (KI) tablets available at no cost for people who live or work within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Hibernia Park Welcomes 94th Annual Old Fiddler’s Picnic

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On Saturday, August 12, Chester County Parks + Preservation welcomes all musicians and music lovers to celebrate traditional music at the 94th annual Old Fiddler’s Picnic. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hibernia County Park, 1 Park Roa...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Listening Sessions on Pennsylvania’s Master Plan for Older Adults

Aging Master Plan Listening Sessions

The Chester County Department of Aging Services will host listening sessions on the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s development of the Master Plan for Older Adults. This 10-year, state-led, stakeholder-driven strategic plan is designed to hel...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Changes Certification Requirements for New Deputy Sheriff Hires

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The Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) announces a change in qualification requirements for its Deputy Sheriff I positions. Effective immediately, Act 120 or Act 2 certification is not required in advance of a career as a Chester County Depu...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Annual Point-In-Time Count Shows Increase in Homelessness in Chester County

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The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) released its 2023 Point-In-Time (PIT) count this week, which shows that 436 people were experiencing homelessness in Chester County on January 25, 2023. This number represents an eight percent i...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Approve Preservation of 101-Acre Upper Oxford Farm

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline recently approved the preservation of the 101-acre Kavanagh Farm, located in Upper Oxford Township. The County's Department of Parks + Preservation partnered with ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: July 19, 2023

Chester County Government Rises to Fourth Place in National Digital Ranking

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have awarded Chester County Government with fourth place for best digital technology practices in the nation in the 500,000 to 999,999 population category. The County ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services Announces New Partner in Outpatient Treatment

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The Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services announces that Motivational-Vitality-Perseverance (MVP) Recovery is now providing nonresidential services – including outpatient and intensive outpatient – to all Chester County residents in recov...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Announces Funding Opportunities

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The Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications for two competitive programs funded by the Chester County Commissioners, the Commonwealth/County Program, and the Chester County Challenge Grant Program.  

To date o...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: July 6, 2023

$375,000 Award Will Further the Work of Chester County’s Street Outreach Program

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The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) recently received a $375,000 PHARE (Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement) award from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. DCD will use the funds for its Street O...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Erik Walschburger, Chester County Deputy Administrator, Graduates from Leadership Program

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The Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), is pleased to announce that Erik Walschburger, Deputy County Administrator of Chester County, ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Pilot Program Will Assist in Transporting People to Problem-Solving Court Mandated Appointments

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The Chester County Department of Adult Probation, Parole & Pretrial Services is partnering with the non-profit Danny’s Ride in a pilot program that will provide transportation services for justice involved individuals who must attend problem-solving c...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Chester County’s Department of Computing and Information Services Wins Two National Awards

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Chester County’s Department of Computing and Information Services (DCIS) has been recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with two 2023 Achievement Awards for ChescoViews and the Chester County Recycling Dashboard. Both are GIS...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Recognize Pride Month with Proclamation and Flying of Pride Flag

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The Chester County Commissioners officially proclaimed the County’s support for Pride Month with the presentation of a proclamation at today’s Commissioners’ public meeting.  Accepting the proclamation on behalf of the LGBT Equality Alliance of C...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Commissioners Recognize Juneteenth with a Proclamation

Juneteenth Celebration Proclamation

Citing the important role Pennsylvania played in abolitionism, the Chester County Commissioners recognized June 19th – Juneteenth – at this week’s Commissioners’ Meeting, providing an opportunity to highlight the ma...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Chester County Holds Veterans Resource Fair June 10

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A free Veterans Resource Fair for veterans, for their families, and for those who support veterans is set for Saturday, June 10. The Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs and the County’s Veterans Advisory Council are the sponsors of the...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Chester County Convenes Reentry Coalition to Support Those Returning to the Community

Melanie Snyder leads the Chester County Reentry Coalition through their work ahead

The Chester County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) held a kickoff meeting of the Chester County Reentry Coalition on June 1 to develop a strategic plan that supports those reintegrating into the community after being in prison.  In additio...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Chester County Ag Council Issues New Guide to Local Farms and Farm Products

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With summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to pick up the new edition of The Chester County Farm Guide to find local farms and markets near you.

This Chester County Ag Council publication features the county’s diverse array ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Chester County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Receives National Scholarship

NENA Gold Line Scholarship 2023 - K Speidel

Katherine Speidel – a Chester County Department of Emergency Services (DES) 9-1-1 Telecommunicator since 2019 – was recently named a recipient of the Gold Line Telecommunicator Scholarship by the National Emergency Number Association (...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Chester County Receives $2 Million Near Completers Grant

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The Chester County Workforce Development Board (WDB) was recently awarded a $2 million state grant to enable qualified individuals sidetracked while in college or in a certification program to re-engage with their studies to graduate or become credentiale...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 31, 2023

Jury Duty Scam Alert

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We have received reports of scammers claiming to represent the Chester County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to scam residents by demanding payment for failure to appear for jury duty. Please note that Court staff and Sheriff's ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Hibernia County Park Getting New Native Wildflower Meadow

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With the planting of a new five-acre native wildflower and warm season grass meadow at Hibernia County Park, the Chester County Department of Parks + Preservation is adding to the sustainable ecosystems that already exist at Hibernia as well as Nottingham...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Chester County Announces 2023 Town Tours & Village Walks Program

2023 Chester County Town Tours

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline are pleased to announce the 2023 Town Tours & Village Walks program “Our Agricultural Heritage,” kicking-off at the West Chester United Methodist Chu...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Commissioners Award $2.5 Million in Open Space Preservation and Park Improvement Grants

North Coventry - Adaptive Kayak Launch and Boat Ramp

The Chester County Commissioners approved the awarding of $2.5 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants today at the public Commissioners’ meeting. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Progr...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Chester County’s Firefighter I Training Program Recognizes Latest Graduates

Chester County Firefighter I Training Graduates May 2023

Fifteen Firefighter Cadets graduated from Chester County’s Department of Emergency Services Firefighter I Training Program on Wednesday, May 17. The graduates are from East Brandywine Fire Company, First West Chester Fire Company, Glenmoore Fire...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Primary Election Information

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The polls are open today from 7:00AM until 8:00 PM. Find your pollng place at chesco.org/elections

Chester County election results will be posted beginning after the polls close this evening. Election results will be available at chesco.org/elec...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 11, 2023

Chester County Holds First Veterans Resource Fair on June 10

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The Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs and the County’s Veterans Advisory Council announce the county’s first Veterans Resource Fair, providing valuable information for veterans on programs and services that benefit them and...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 11, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Proclaim National Travel and Tourism Week

Tourism Week

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline presented a proclamation this week recognizing May 7-13, 2023, as National Travel and Tourism Week. The proclamation was received by Susan Hamley, Executive Director of Ches...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services Announces Events for National Prevention Week

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Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces plans to support “National Prevention Week”, May 7 through 13.  

Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, &ld...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Teams from Owen J. Roberts Schools Take Chester County Envirothon Awards

Envirothon Winning Team - Owen J. Roberts High School

Owen J. Roberts High School Team A took the 2023 Chester County Envirothon Senior High School Champion Title at Hibernia County Park on April 27, following a two-day event with more than 370 students from 31 schools taking part. Owen J. Roberts’...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Chester County Launches Crucial Broadband Survey

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To further justify and strengthen the need for funding to expand broadband services in areas throughout the county, Chester County Government has created a short, but crucial, survey aimed at identifying locations where internet service is either non-exis...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 27, 2023

County Earth Day Efforts Include New Trees Planted At Springton Manor Farm

Tree Planting - Commissioners and Friends of SpringtonManor Farm

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline joined members of the Friends of Springton Manor Farm to complete the planting of nine new trees at the County owned park. The plantings were part of the County’s...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Pocopson Home Named Regional Test Site for Nurse Aides

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Chester County’s Pocopson Home was recently designated as a regional test site for nurse aides by Credentia, an organization that works with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to maintain the PA Nurse Aide Certification Registry. Pocopson Hom...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Chester County Offices Collaborate to Help Moms and Families Write a New Future

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This March and April, Chester County offices of the Sheriff, Prothonotary and Register of Wills collected a mighty stack of household and hygiene products to be distributed by Mighty Writers El Futuro Kennett to needy families around Mother’s Da...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 25, 2023

Health Department Spotlights National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week

The Chester County Health Department is supporting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Voices for Vaccines by highlighting their resources for National Infant Immunization Week, April 24th to the 30th

The Health Department’s I...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Chester County Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services (CCDDAS) is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, taking place on Saturday, April 22nd. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Nat...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Voter Services Adds Color to Mail-In & Absentee Ballot Envelopes to Clarify Voting Process

Chester County 2023 Primary Mail-In Ballot Contents

For this year’s May 16 Primary Election, Chester County voters who choose to vote by mail-in or absentee ballot will notice the addition of color to the ballot pack they receive.  Chester County’s Department of Voter Services ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Chester County Farmers Asking for Driver Cooperation

Farming Community Encourages Rural Road Safety

Spring planting season in Chester County means drivers are more likely to encounter slower moving farm equipment during their daily commutes.  Given this, the Chester County Ag Council and Chester-Delaware County Farm Bureau encourage drivers to ...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Chester County Government Earns Top Honor for Employee Well-Being

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The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Workforce Well-Being Scorecard awarded Chester County Government a Platinum Recognition for building “a culture of health and well-being for their workforce.” The County achieved Platinum recognition – the h...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Hundreds Attend Chester County Job Fair at West Chester University

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Nearly 100 employers from a variety of industries across the region met with more than 200 job seekers at a job fair held at West Chester University’s Hollinger Fieldhouse on April 4. The event was a partnership between Chester County’...

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2024 News Flash
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Keep Chester County Beautiful Launches Spring Giveaway

Keep Chester County Beautiful Spring Giveaway

As part of the 25th anniversary of  the “Great American Cleanup”, Chester County’s Keep Chester County Beautiful program is featuring a Spring Giveaway to help a selected volunteer group get started with a cleanup ev...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Chester County Workforce Development Board and WCU Partner to Host County-Wide Job Fair

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More than 70 companies looking to hire for various jobs across a range of industries will be present at a job fair on April 4th at West Chester University. The event is a partnership between Chester County’s Workforce Development Board, West Chester Unive...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Join in Meals on Wheels’ March for Meals Celebration

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In recognition of the nationwide Meals on Wheels “March for Meals” celebration, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline joined Meals on Wheels of Chester County staff and volunteers to deliver ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Chester County Leads State in Veteran Benefit Payouts

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Chester County veterans received more federal benefit payouts – excluding survivor and pension benefits – than any other county in Pennsylvania, according to the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs. Over $3 million was paid to veterans in Januar...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Chester County Resident Beth Intoccia Named Keep PA Beautiful Affiliate Volunteer of the Year

Beth Intoccia - Keep PA Beautiful Affiliate Award Winner

At this week’s public meeting, the Chester County Commissioners presented Beth Intoccia of Litter Lifters of West Vincent Township with a citation, recognizing her as a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliate Volunteer of the Year.  

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Move More with the Chester County Health Department

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The Chester County Health Department announces the introduction of “Chesco On The Move” – its renewed focus on movement as a benefit for both our bodies and minds.

The need to increase movement among Chester County residents m...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Award $6.35 Million in Grants for Preservation of Crebilly Farm

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At today’s public meeting, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline approved a grant of $4.2 million awarded to Westtown Township for the preservation of Crebilly Farm.  

The latest funding is ad...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Human Services Director Elected to Board of PA Association of County Human Services Administrators

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Pat Bokovitz, Director of Chester County’s Department of Human Services, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the PA Association of County Human Services Administrators (PACHSA). 

The mission of PACHSA – a statewide or...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Chester County Praised by HUD for Increase in Stable Housing Options

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently lauded Chester County’s House America efforts to rehouse individuals experiencing homelessness by providing stable housing options, and for increasing the county’s aff...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Commissioners Appoint Warren W. "Bill" Messerschmidt III as Director of Emergency Services

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline announced today the appointment of Warren W. “Bill” Messerschmidt III as the County’s new Director of the Department of Emergency Services (DE...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Chester County Introduces “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco”

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Chester County announced the launch of “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco,” a campaign that encourages residents to practice effective self-care for better health and wellness through easy outdoor activity.  

Introduced at today&...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Flags at all County Buildings at Half-Staff in Honor of the Monterey Park Victims

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President Biden has issued a proclamation ordering the American flag be flown at half-staff at public buildings through January 26, 2023, as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on January 21, 2023, in Monterey P...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Commissioners Present $25,000 Check to ChesPenn Center for Family Health in Coatesville

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline toured the Center for Family Health at Coatesville, part of ChesPenn Health Services, this week, and presented the community health organization with a check for $25,000. T...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Chester County Farmers and Producers Earn Accolades at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

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Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges in Harrisburg last week, resulting in an impressive array of medals and ribbons in the show’s 107th year of operation.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the lar...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Health Dept Retiree/Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Betsy Walls Receives CDC’s Trailblazer Award

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Elizabeth “Betsy” Walls, RN, the retired Director of Personal Health for the Chester County Health Department whose efforts helped to establish the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Appoint Colleen Frens as County Solicitor

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The Chester County Commissioners approved this week the appointment of Colleen Frens as Solicitor for the County of Chester.  Frens, the former Deputy County Solicitor, has served as Acting Solicitor since July 2022, following the appointment of ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Commissioners Declare January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month at the first public Commissioners’ Meeting in 2023. The proclamation acknowledges the dedic...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Includes Spotlight on Crisis Intervention Team Training

Chester County Crisis Intervention Team Training

As part of Chester County’s recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9th, the Chester County Commissioners note the success of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training, a crucial tool that helps to de-escalate menta...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

County Leaders Discuss Direction of Chester County Climate Action Plan in 2023

County leaders review and sort actions that support the Chester County Climate Action Plan.

Chester County department leaders and partners met recently to review and prioritize long-term and short-term steps that must be taken to achieve the County’s Climate Action Plan goal of reducing greenhouse gases. The Climate Action Plan, adopte...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

County Commissioners Approve Second Round of American Rescue Plan Act Grants

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline approved the second round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant recipients last week, at the final Commissioners’ public meeting of the year.  &nb...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Chester County Renews Contract Supporting Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

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The County Commissioners recently renewed a contract with the Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) on the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Education, Collection, and Management Program.  The contract is an I...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Chester County’s Color 5K Raises $120,000 to Help Fight Opioid and Heroin Abuse

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The 2022 Chester County Color 5K, held in October, raised $120,000 for the County’s Community Outreach Prevention and Education (COPE) program to help in the battle against opioid and heroin addiction. Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Mic...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Chester County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program Relaunches

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Starting Monday, December 12, Chester County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) relaunches with new eligibility guidelines to support individuals and families facing court-ordered eviction, a utility shutoff, or a need for security dep...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Commissioner Maxwell Graduates from County Commissioners Association of PA Academy of Excellence

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The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) recently recognized 17 county officials as graduates of the CCAP Academy for Excellence in County Government. Included in recognitions were Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell and Chester Co...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Michelle Gallo Named Director of Human Resources for Chester County

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline have named Michelle Gallo, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the new Director of Human Resources for the County of Chester. Gallo comes to the County from Lancaster County Government wh...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Partners with Domestic Violence Center of Chester County for “Lights

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Continuing a call for assistance and protection of women, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office led a winter holiday project for the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC): Lights On for the Holidays. Joined by women’s servic...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Commissioners Appoint Jeannette Roman as Director of Chester County Workforce Development Board

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Jeannette Roman has been named Director of Chester County’s Workforce Development Board (WDB) by Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline. Roman has worked for the WDB since 2010, most recently as the Acting Director.&...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Chester County Commissioners Present Agriculture Awards

Farmer of the Year - Jamie Hicks

The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council) presented two annual agriculture awards this week.

 

“It is a joy to recognize the hard work of farmers in our community,” sai...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Jamie Johnson Appointed Director of Department of Drug & Alcohol Services

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After serving for ten years as the second in command of the Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, the Chester County Commissioners named Jamie Johnson the new Director upon the retirement of Vince Brown. Brown worked in Drug & Alcohol (D&A) f...

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Posted on: November 5, 2022

Election Day - Important Information

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As Election Day approaches, we want to provide some important notes:

  1.  If you haven’t returned your mail-in or absentee ballot, we encourage you to utilize one of our secure drop boxes instead of returning it by mail. On Election Day, all secure dr...
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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Welcomes Newest Affiliate, Keep Chester County Beautiful

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is pleased to announce its newest affiliate, Keep Chester County Beautiful. At the request of the Chester County Commissioners, the affiliate will be housed in and become a program of the Chester County Planning Commission. The...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Chester County Commissioners Proclaim Support for Veterans During “Operation Green Light”

Operation Green Light Proclamation Presentation

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced today, the County’s recognition of “Operation Green Light” a new initiative supporting veterans introduced by the County Commissioner...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Chester County Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services (CCDDAS) is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29th

Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DE...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Command and Leadership Academy to Honor Chester County’s Inaugural Graduates

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On October 21, 2022, 18 Chester County first responders take the stage in East Windsor, NJ, to receive certification from a special leadership program. Pennsylvania’s inaugural class is among the newest graduates of the NJ Stat...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Chester County Announces Voting Telephone Town Hall Scheduled for Monday, October 17

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Chester County’s Department of Voter Services announced today that it will hold a Telephone Town Hall on Monday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. to provide voters with the information they need to make their voice heard in this November&rsq...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Hundreds Turn Out for Chester County Color 5K

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Over 700 people joined the Chester County Commissioners and the District Attorney in Exton Park on Saturday morning, October 8, to run, walk and cheer on participants of the sixth annual Chester County Color 5K.  

The event, initiated by Chester C...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

County Highlights Key Planning Initiatives During National Community Planning Month

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October is National Community Planning Month and in recognition of this, the Chester County Commissioners will be issuing a proclamation noting the importance of local planning, especially as it relates to economic resiliency and sustainability in Chester...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Chester County Health Department Launches Community Health and Wellness Survey

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The Chester County Health Department launched its community health assessment survey this week to assess the health and well-being of those who live, work, or go to school in Chester County.

The assessment, conducted every three years, creates an important...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Chester County Drug & Alcohol Services Outlines Opioid Settlement Implementation Plan

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As the Chester County Commissioners recognize National Recovery Month throughout September, the County is also preparing to receive the first two payments in a $19.7 million 18-year opioid settlement agreement.

In anticipation of those payments, Vince Brow...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Chester County Awards American Rescue Plan Act Funds

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Chester County Commissioners today approved the first round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant recipients, with Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline stressing that the ARPA grants will provide an equitable infusion of ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Chester County to Hold September 22 Job Fair for Human Services and Behavioral Health Career Opening

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The PA CareerLink-Chester County, in partnership with the Chester County Workforce Development Board, is hosting a job and career fair on Thursday, September 22, with a focus on employment with companies in human services and behavioral health.  ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Chester County Goal: Online Access to Digitized Historic Documents by 2024

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In less than two years, Chester County’s most historic documents will be available online. Thanks to improved scanning equipment, Chester County’s Archives & Records Services has accelerated the process of scanning and dig...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Chester County Ranked as Top-Ten Digital County

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Chester County Government’s continued advancement in digital technology has earned a top-ten placement among America’s 3,000-plus counties. 

 The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and National Association of Counties...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Chester County to Take Part in International Overdose Awareness Day with “Night of Light”

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As part of Chester County’s commitment to tackle the opioid epidemic, the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces participation in International Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. On thi...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Chester County Launches Walk. Ride. Drive. Safe Campaign

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With the outdoor activity season in full swing and as children get ready to return to school, Chester County has launched a safety awareness campaign to keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe - and drivers aware. 

 The Walk. Ride. Drive. Sa...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Chester County Color 5K Returns October 8 with New Location in Exton Park

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline and District Attorney Deb Ryan announce details of the sixth annual Chester County Color 5K run and walk, raising funds to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the count...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Commissioners Approve Contract to Bolster Historic Tourism

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The Chester County Commissioners recently approved a $156,000 contract with Luzerne County-based Heritage Strategies LLC to bolster historic tourism in the county.

“Our historic tourism sector of the economy was damaged by the pandemic,” said County Commis...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Chester County Commissioners Approve $3.4 Million Toward Affordable Housing Communities

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The Chester County Commissioners today approved $3.4 million in support of two housing developments that are affordable to households with low-to-moderate incomes. One of the developments is in Caln Township, the other in Phoenixville. 

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Chester County Prepares for New 988 Mental Health Crisis Hotline

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Beginning Saturday, July 16th, Chester County is joining with communities across the nation, introducing “988” as the direct phone connection support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress.  

 Chester C...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

ChesCo Agricultural Land Preservation Board Announces Farm Preservation Funding Opportunities

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The Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications for two competitive programs funded by the Chester County Commissioners: The Commonwealth/County Program; and the Chester County Challenge Grant Program. To date, more than ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Chester County Awarded National Accolade for Fresh Start Juvenile Record Expungement Program

Chester County Fresh Start Expungement Program

A Chester County Court System service that offers juveniles who have successfully completed a diversion program the option to have their record expunged when they turn 18, has garnered national acclaim.  

The National Association of Counties (NACo...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Chesco Sheriff and Chesco Libraries Announce National Human Trafficking Hotline

Human Trafficking Hotline

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) announces a collaboration with the Chester County Library System, to post details of the National Human Trafficking Hotline number in bathroom stalls of libraries across the County. The information has ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Chester County’s Focused Efforts Reducing Homelessness

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Chester County’s concerted effort to place more homeless individuals and families into permanent homes is paying off. The latest Point in Time count by the Chester County Department of Community Development shows a decrease in homelessness of 23...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Chester County Recognized Among Nation’s Healthiest Communities by U.S. News & World Report

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Chester County has been recognized as one of the 500 healthiest counties in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with CVS Health.  Chester County ranks number 92 overall, based on 10 categories that drive community health, ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

America250PA Chester County Commission Holds First Meeting

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The America250PA Chester County Commission made its intentions clear in its inaugural meeting on Thursday night, June 2 – that 2026 would mark more than a celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It will also commemorate th...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Sheriff’s Office, Senior Law Center and Local Senior Centers Hold Senior Fraud Prevention Workshops

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Wednesday June 15, 2022, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day—a time to focus on protecting seniors from abuse, fraud, violence, negligence and other harm that is far too common.

To help prevent senior fraud, the Chester County Sheriff&...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Commissioners Join HUD in Committing to Increase Affordable Housing Supply

HUD Proclamation

With 350 homes affordable for low- to moderate-income families planned or recently completed, Chester County has joined a growing number of cities and counties nationwide to sign onto the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) H...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Firefighters Complete Final Exercises Towards Certification

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Nineteen students completing the latest Chester County Firefighter I Training Course conducted final firefighting exercises at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus. The exercises covered search and rescue, indoor firefighting, fire attack type...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

County Earns National Achievement Award for Youth Center Partnership with Brandywine Valley SPCA

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The Chester County Youth Center’s partnership with Brandywine Valley SPCA’ and its “SAFE” program has garnered national acclaim.  

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized the County&rs...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Chester County Ag Council Issues New Guide to Local Farms and Farm Products

2022 Chester County Local Farm Guide

Just in time for a summer full of exploring Chester County’s pick-your-own farms, wineries, farmers markets and more, the Chester County Agricultural Council has issued its new Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County.

The publication featu...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Commissioners Approve $3.2 million in Open Space Preservation and Park Improvement Grant Awards

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The Chester County Commissioners approved the awarding of $3.2 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Program, which offers funding to munic...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Chester County Announces 2022 Town Tours & Village Walks

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For its upcoming 28th season, the 2022 Town Tours & Village Walks program offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to learn about the “Founding Mothers and Fathers” who played a significant role in Chester County&...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Election Process Runs Smoothly in Chester County

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Chester County’s Department of Voter Services reports that the vote computation process from Tuesday’s primary election continues to run smoothly with all precincts accounted for and only provisional and military/overseas civilians&...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Chester County Primary Election Information

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Chester County polls are open today (Tuesday, May 17) from 7am - 8pm for the 2022 Primary Election.  

Mail-in ballot drop boxes are open until 8pm this evening.

Find your polling place or mail-in ballot drop box locations at chesco.org/elections.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

County Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Memory of One Million American Lives Lost to COVID-19

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By order of the Presidential and Governor, in memory of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19 and their loved ones left behind, the US and Commonwealth flags should be lowered immediately to half-staff until sunset on Monday, May 16, 2022.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

New Report Shows 20-Year High in Chester County Home Construction

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A new report from the Chester County Planning Commission shows that more homes were built in the county in 2021 than in any year since 2001, and that the growth was largely driven by apartment construction. The report also said that despite soaring prices...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Chester County to Participate in “National Prevention Week” Effort

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Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces plans to support “National Prevention Week”, May 8 through 14.  

Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “National Prevention Week” i...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Commissioners Call for Increased State Funding For ‘Crumbling’ Mental Health System

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Citing a substantial increase in the need for mental health services that was exacerbated by the pandemic, the Chester County Commissioners this week approved a resolution calling for an increase in state funding for community-based mental health programs...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties Authorize Creation of Passenger Rail Authority

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved today the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority, completing the approval last week of the Authority by the Commissioners from Berks and Montgome...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Chester County Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Day - April 30

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services (CCDDAS) is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, taking place on Saturday, April 30th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Notice: VPC and CVI Mailings not Affiliated with Chester County Board of Elections

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Based on information received from the Pennsylvania Department of State, Chester County Voter Services is notifying residents that two political advocacy groups, the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI), will be cond...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Commissioners Recognize Earth Day With Opening of Final Phase of Schuylkill River Trail

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The Chester County Commissioners and the County’s Parks + Preservation staff marked the significance of Earth Day today with the official opening of a two-mile section of the County’s final portion of the Schuylkill River Trail. &n...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Chester County Achieves Milestone in Preserved Open Space and Celebrates with Open Space Summit

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline are pleased to announce the achievement of a significant milestone for the county:  More than 30 percent of Chester County has now been preserved as open space. &am...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Commissioners Seek Spending Proposals for $102 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Funds

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Chester County today began accepting applications for funding requests from a pool of nearly $102 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money. County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline said the grants are intended to p...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Robin Davis Appointed Chester County Director of Procurement

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The important job of ensuring Chester County buys its goods, supplies, and services on time and at the most competitive price will now be overseen by Robin Davis. The Chester County Commissioners have promoted the Kennett Square resident to Director of Pr...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Erik Walschburger Appointed Chester County Deputy County Administrator

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Following a months-long search for the ideal candidate, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline have appointed Erik Walschburger as Deputy County Administrator. He will support County Administrator Bobby Kagel in ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Commissioners Adopt County’s First Ag Economic Development Strategic Plan

National Agriculture Day Proclamation

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline voted this week to adopt the county’s first agriculture economic development strategic plan, created to guide the future growth of Chester County’s impor...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

C-PACE Accepting Applications for Commercial Property Clean Energy Projects in Chester County

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The Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program is active in Chester County and accepting applications for clean energy projects. 

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved C-PACE to ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Rachael Griffith Appointed Chester County Sustainability Director

Rachael Griffith - Chester County Sustainability Director

Chester County has a new person at the helm of managing the County’s Climate Action Plan, Rachael Griffith, who moves up from her role as Senior Trails and Open Space Planner at the Chester County Planning Commission.

In her new post, Griffith wi...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Chester County Commissioners Call for Quick Action to Quell Election Uncertainty in Pennsylvania

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With Pennsylvania’s primary election scheduled for May 17, Chester County’s Commissioners are joining their peers across the state in calling for clarity on crucial election issues that remain unresolved.  

The Pennsylvania Sup...

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Posted on: March 5, 2022

Chester County Divesting Russian Holdings in Pension Fund in Support of the People of Ukraine

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Reflecting on the overwhelming support for the people of Ukraine, Chester County officials today confirmed that all Russian investments held in the County’s pension fund are being pulled.   

The money being withdrawn comes from ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Chester County to Consider Formation of Passenger Rail Authority with Berks & Montgomery Counties

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline have taken the next step toward restoring passenger rail between Reading and Philadelphia in a joint effort with Berks and Montgomery Counties. This morning the Commissioner...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Chester County Issues Plea for Rental Property Owners to Open Their Doors to Victims of Ida

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Chester County is again urgently asking property owners with homes for rent to open their doors to the 38 people from 17 households who are still living in a hotel six months after their homes were destroyed by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Many of the f...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Dolores Colligan Appointed Director of Chester County Department of Community Development

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline have appointed Dolores Colligan as Director of the County’s Department of Community Development.  Colligan, a 32-year veteran of County government service...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Chester County Receives National Honor for Performance Management Leadership

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Chester County Government has once again been recognized nationally for its leadership in performance management.  The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recently bestowed a 2021 Certificate of Achievement to the County, noti...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Government and Community Come Together to Work on Best Use of American Recovery Plan Act Funding

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A committee of volunteers has begun work to create a system that prioritizes, requests, and reviews proposals for Chester County’s share of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The committee will recommend how to spend $102 million to aid co...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Chester County Commissioners Award $225K Grant to Phoenixville Area Senior Center

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The Phoenixville Area Senior Center’s plans to resume indoor activities in the spring with a healthier environment received a big assist this week from Chester County government. The County Commissioners presented the center with a check for $22...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Commissioners Award $294K Grant to Phoenixville Area Community Services

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Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) has received a major financial boost toward equipping its recently acquired building to become a food distribution hub. The Chester County Commissioners presented the nonprofit with a $294,000 grant toward incre...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Chester County Commissioners Launch America250 Celebration Planning

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The Chester County Commissioners took the first step today toward planning the county’s celebration of the nation’s 250th birthday in 2026. The first order of business: the establishment of the America250PA Chester County Commission.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Chester County Health Department Announces Addition of COVID-19 Test Sites

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Officials with the Chester County Health Department announce latest testing and vaccination services to help the county’s efforts to control COVID-19.

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The Chester County Health Department has finalized two additional locations for COVID-19 ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Blue Light Shines on Chester County Courthouse for Human Trafficking Prevention

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One of the six pillars of Chester County’s Historic Courthouse will shine in blue light on January nights beginning the evening of January 11, 2022—National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The single lighted pillar represents an estimated one in six chil...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Proposed Reestablishment Plan for the Magisterial Districts of the Fifteenth Judicial District

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As required pursuant to both constitutional and statutory provisions, reestablishment i...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Chester County Commemorates National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

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Chester County joined communities across the nation today in remembering those who died in 2021 without a place to call home.

Just before sundown on what would be the longest night of the year, members of the Chester County community gathered in front of t...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Chester County Renews Partnership to Support Economic Development in Coatesville

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline renewed the County’s partnership with Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance this week, in support of the revitalization and economic development of the City of Coatesville.

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Chester County Commissioners Activate Clean Energy Financing Program for Commercial Property Owners

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The Chester County Commissioners approved a resolution this week to activate the County’s participation in a program that will allow commercial building owners to borrow money for clean energy upgrades to their properties and pay the money back t...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Chester County Commissioners Sign-On to National Opioid Settlement

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Millions of dollars will soon be coming to Chester County for the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder. This follows a vote today by the Chester County Commissioners to approve the County’s participation in a national opioid lawsuit settlement ...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Chester County Challenge – Creating More “Missing Middle” Housing

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With housing prices increasing faster than incomes in Chester County, county leaders are looking for ways to create more homes affordable to middle-income and smaller families.

 Chester County’s population has quadrupled over the last 90 years to ...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 9, 2021

County Introduces New Interactive Trailfinder Map

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The Chester County Planning Commission released a new interactive map this week, showcasing all the county’s publicly accessible trails and nature preserves.

The Trailfinder Map helps residents and visitors discover new trails – more than 550 miles of them...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Parks & Preservation Announces Holiday and Winter Program Schedule

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Chester County Parks + Preservation announces schedules and opens registration for its holiday-themed and winter programs. Whether you are looking for outdoor fun for kids around the holidays or events to enjoy all season long to beat the winter blues, we...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Wanted: Volunteers for Chester County Authorities, Boards, and Commissions

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Several of Chester County’s 26 Authorities, Boards and Commissions are looking for more residents to volunteer to fill current vacancies and serve.

 “We are very fortunate in Chester County to have engaged citizens who care about the vitality and ...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Emergency Services Participates in Bi-Annual Safety Exercise at Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

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The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (DES) has successfully completed its bi-annual federally evaluated, full-scale exercise at the Limerick Generating Station. The nuclear power plant in Montgomery County has been producing zero-emissions ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Chester County Launches Partnership to End Homelessness

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Chester County is marking National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by launching the Chester County Partnership to End Homelessness, a new program reflecting a reinforced commitment to helping the most vulnerable among us find or keep a stable place...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 9, 2021

November is Child Safety Protection Month

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Good people and good families go through bad times. Sometimes it takes a long time to turn struggles around; sometimes big changes take place. In those situations, two of the many local organizations that help families are the Chester County Sheriff’s Off...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Chester County Health Department Prepares to Administer Vaccines to Children Five and Up

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The Chester County Health Department is gearing up to deliver Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 5-11 now that the Centers for Disease Control has issued final recommendations.

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Chester County Muncipal Election Results

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The 2021 Primary Election results will be available beginning after the polls close at 8:00 PM on election night at chesco.org/elections.

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Chester County Commissioners Recognize National Community Planning Month

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Chester County is celebrating an exciting milestone this year with the 25th anniversary of the Vision Partnership Program (VPP). In recognition of October as National Community Planning Month, the Chester County Commissioners have issued a formal proclama...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Cliff Parker Appointed as Director of Chester County Archives and Record Services

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Chester County History Center President Conor Hepp, and County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline, are pleased to announce the appointment of Cliff Parker as Director of Chester County Archives and Record Services (CCARS). ...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Turned Down for Hurricane Ida FEMA Disaster Assistance? You can Appeal the Decision

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Don’t panic if you applied for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assistance related to Hurricane Ida and were not approved. If you have received a notification that you are ineligible, you have 60 days from the date of your determination letter t...

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News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Announces Five-County Command and Leadership Program

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) announces a new Command and Leadership Program for five counties of eastern Pennsylvania. The inaugural class begins in January, 2022 through the CCSO and under the direction of trainers from the New Jersey State...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Flags at County Buildings Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of General Colin Powell

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The United States flag located at all county buildings will be lowered to half-staff through sunset on Friday, October 22, 2021 in honor of General Colin Powell.

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