CHESTER COUNTY 2020 is a board-run charity established in 1996 by a few visionary philanthropists. We educate, convene and facilitate for our communities. We address most quality-of-life issues, with an emphasis on wise land use 



                  Help us recognize the value of land use planning, and the service of our municipal volunteers and officials, at the annual CITIZEN PLANNER reception. Join us as we celebrate the land use achievements of  Joe Duckworth and East Bradford Township.

                  Date: April 27

                  Party Venue: Chester Valley Golf Club, 430 Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355.

                  Open Bar service and cocktail hour begin at 6:00 pm. Valet parking is provided.

                  Program begins at 7:00; we expect to wrap up the fun around 8:30.

                  Tickets are $88 online; $85 by mail.

                  Register online RIGHT HERE

                  Or, you can send a check payable to CC2020,  P.O. Box 321 Lyndell PA 19343.

                  Questions? Call 484-680-5570 or email

                  Sponsorship opportunities are available to suit any budget: call or email for information.This year’s EmCee is West Chester University of PA President Chris Fiorentino. Honoree presenters are: prominent builder and agriculture advocate Mark Bedwell and Lancaster Farmland Trust Executive Director and former Chester County Commissioner  Karen Martynick.                              




East Bradford Township shows what can be achieved when place, programs and people work together to realize a vision. The Township has established 17 public parks or preserves and nearly 30 miles of trails connectiong people to open space. East Bradford has committed $15.5 million in local funds for conservation and leveraged an additional $4.5 million in county, state and federal funding. Using ‘cutting edge’ conservation tools, the township has protected 65% of its land mass. And recognizing that Good Stewardship = Good Business, East Bradford has made itself one of the most sought-after places to live, work and play in the Wester Suburbs




W. Joseph Duckworth is a founding partner of Arcadia Land Company and named NATIONAL BUILDER OF THE YEAR for 1992 by Professional Builder magazine. He was a member of the Chester County Planning Commission from 1992 to 2002 and served as its Chair for the last three years of his term.  Past and present Board service includes the National Constitution Center, Natural Lands Trust, the Franklin Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Joe holds a BS degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and we at Chester County 2020 are very pleased to honor his Lifetime Achievement.




Chester County Master Planner Program March – May 2017 Courses

Community Planning Tuesdays, March 7; March 21; March 28

Zoning Mondays, April 24; May 1; May 8

Zoning Administration Tuesday, April 25; Thursday, May 4; Tuesday, May 9

Courses are presented at the West Chester University Graduate Center, 1160 McDermott Drive, West Chester PA 19382

The Center provides abundant free parking. The presenting partners provide instruction, course materials and supper each class night. Class begins at 6:30 pm and finishes at 9:30 pm.

The registration fee for each Course is $155.00; $158.00 online. The Courses are accredited for continuing education for attorneys, engineers, realtors, appraisers and licensed landscape architects.

Questions? Email; call 484-680-5570 or CLICK RIGHT HERE for quick, easy registration.

The Master Planner Courses are designed to help municipal officials and land use professionals navigate the rules that govern land use in Pennsylvania. There are no pre-requisites to take the Courses; any citizen who is interested in land use is welcome to enroll.

The Master Planner Program is presented by Chester County 2020 and the West Chester University College of Business and Public Management, plus the following program partners: PA Municipal Planning Education Institute; PA State Association of Boroughs; Chester County Planning Commission; Chester County Association of Township Officials and sponsoring municipalities East Goshen Township; Malvern Borough; North Coventry Township; Honey Brook Borough; Valley Township.