Commissioners slate 2 ‘Coffee and Conversation’ events

The Chester County Commissioners announce plans for the next two Coffee and Conversation evenings, being held in locations throughout Chester County over the coming months.  The informal open forum gatherings will be held in cafés and coffee houses and residents of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Commissioners celebrate National Ag Day

Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Richard Hostetter (The Farm at Doe Run), County Commissioner Terence Farrell, Kyle MacCauley (MacCauley Suffolks), David Bell (B&R Angus), Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich, Kaitlin Bell (B&R Angus), County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners recognized the County’s agricultural economic strength...

Commissioners join lawsuit, revoke easement, taking on pipeline

(Left to right) Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline on the Chester County Library property where two temporary easements for access to pipeline originally contracted to Sunoco Pipeline LP have been terminated. EXTON — The Chester County Commissioners announced today two key steps in their on-going actions against Sunoco Pipeline LP (Sunoco) regarding...

Commissioners schedule public hearing on Landscapes3

Chester County residents encouraged to attend and take part in a public hearing on Landscapes3, the plan that will update Chester County’s priorities for how the county will balance growth and preservation over the next 10 years. The Chester County Commissioners will hold the hearing on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester.

Rahn named Deputy County Administrator

Kara Rahn WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell announce the appointment of Kara Rahn as Deputy County Administrator effective November 26th. Rahn, 41, moves to this new role from the Department of Voter Services, where she has served as Director for nearly three years. As Deputy County Administrator, Rahn will support County Administrator...

Commissioners celebrate National Farmers Day

Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich, Charles Graydus, Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Marilyn Hershey, Duane Hershey, Commissioner Terence Farrell, Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Penn State Extension Client Relations Manager Stephanie Shirk. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners, along with the Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council), presented two agricultural awards today at...

Kagel named as new County Administrator; Bookheimer to become CFO

Bobby Kagel WEST CHESTER — Bobby Kagel was named Tuesday to lead Chester County’s government as its new County Administrator, effective Sept. 1. He will replace the retiring Mark Rupsis, the long-time administrative leader of county government. Additionally, the Chester County Commissioners moved to make Julie Bookheimer, CPA, CGMA the Chief Financial Officer for Chester County. Bookheimer...

Commissioners honor WCU for mental health efforts

Terence Farrell, Commissioner; Tracy Behringer, Outreach, County Mental Health/Intellectual & Development Disabilities (MH/IDD) Office; Candy Craig, Deputy Administrator, MH; Leanne Valentine, WCU, Mental Health Services; Michelle Kichline, Commissioner; Amanda Blue, Outreach Manager, WCU, College of Health Sciences; Linda Cox, Administrator, MH/IDD; Kathi Cozzone, Commissioner. WEST CHESTER...

Commissioners OK $2.5M in revitalization grants

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners unanimously approved $2.5 million in grants through the County’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) at Thursday’s public meeting. “One of the goals of Chester County’s VISTA 2025 economic development strategy is to invest in growth in our urban centers,” said Commissioner Chair Michelle Kichline. “These Community Revitalization...

Chesco doubles open space acreage preserved in 2017

Portions of the former Strawbridge estate near the Maryland border were preserved as protected open space in Chester County last year. Photo courtesy: Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation . The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased...