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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Commissioners appoint David Stauffer as Director of Parks and Preservation

David Stauffer - Director Chester County Parks  Preservation

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of David Stauffer as Director of Chester County’s Department of Parks and Preservation.  Stauffer moves to this new role following 12 years as Capital Projects Coordinator within the Chester County Department of Facilities. 

As Director of Parks and Preservation for Chester County, David will lead the department in the strategic effort to preserve agricultural land, municipal parks, trails, greenways, and other land preservation projects as well as manage the County’s seven parks and three trails.  

David’s experience as Capital Projects Coordinator for the County included management of the design, permitting and construction of the County’s parks and regional trails capital improvements projects, and liaison with the Chester County Parks Board, consultants and construction management.  Prior to joining the County, he served as a project manager with Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, Inc., where his responsibilities included open space, parks, recreation and trail planning, design and development for municipal clients. 

Commenting on the appointment, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline said, “David’s knowledge of Chester County’s parks, trails and open space, and his immense understanding of the methods with which to expand and develop parks and preservation is invaluable.  He has managed many projects and worked with many partners to develop our parks and trails, and this provides a great foundation to lead our Parks and Preservation Department.” 

Stauffer, 44, takes over the Parks and Preservation Directorship from Brianne Zanin who was recently appointed as Deputy Administrator for the County.  

“We are proud of the quality of staff that we have within Chester County Government, and are confident that both David and Brianne will undertake their new roles with professionalism and a thorough understanding of our County’s systems and goals,” adds the three Commissioners.  

David Stauffer earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the Pennsylvania State University.  Married with two children, David lives in East Brandywine Township.    

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