Program and Event Sponsors

PECO

PARADISE FARMS CAMP

BENTLEY SYSTEMS, INC.

RILEY, RIPER, HOLLIN & COLAGRECO

STROUD WATER RESEARCH CENTER

CHESTER COUNTY FOOD BANK

KIMBERTON WHOLE FOODS, INC.

THE BRANDYWINE CONSERVANCY

TMACC

McMAHON ASSOCIATES, INC.

PENNONI

CHARLESTOWN PAVING & EXCAVATING, INC.

HANKIN FOUNDATION

Chester County 2020 is a board-run non-profit. We were founded by a few visionary leaders in 1996. Our mission is to promote wise, thoughtful land use consistent with the County’s comprehensive plan,“Landscapes,” and to forestall contention around land use and quality of life issues. We are a trusted, energetic convener and educator serving all who live, work and play in Chester County and the surrounding region.

 

BREAKFAST TIME!

Thanks so much, Barry Cassidy and Bill Covaleski, for sharing your experiences with CC2020 and 50 or so friends at the Citizen Planners’ Breakfast on October 3rd. Everyone, stay tuned for the summary of the proceedings.

Pop Quiz: 1) When a brewing company seeks a town to set up shop, what are they looking for first? Transit access? Work force? Customers? NOPE! It’s WATER! “A good water supply, and robust water treatment infrastructure.” 2) Now, how about funding for worthy public projects? What’s the goal there? “To find funding opportunities and grants so that no individual scores a windfall, but the municipality doesn’t take a hit in completing the project.” You learn something new, every time you sit down to breakfast with Chester County 2020. Join us – breakfast included!

barry-and-bill

EDUCATION UPDATE

The Master Planner Course in Community Planning begins October 6, and continues through October 13 and 20.

Register RIGHT HERE

Classes are presented at the West Chester University Graduate Center, 1160 McDermott Dr., West Chester Pa 19380

All materials and instruction, supper and free missed-class make-up are included. Class begins at 6:30 pm and wraps up around 9:30.

Sponsors include: West Chester University of PA – PA State Association of Boroughs – Chester County Association of Township Officials – Chester County Planning Commission

And the following municipalities: Charlestown Twp. – East Goshen Twp. – Valley Twp. – Honeybrook Borough – Malvern Borough – North Coventry Twp.

Tracking the Millennial Generation at the Citizen Planner Breakfast July 21

Millennials

There’s a lot of chatter about the Millennials – those who came of age around the turn of the century – the 21st century, of course. We at CC2020 posed the question: will the Millennial generation want to move into our County as their aspirations and careers evolve? We tapped Jake Michael of the Chester County Planning Commission, and Steve Gallo of NVR, Inc. to share what they know. You can view the executive summary of Jake and Steve’s presentation and the ensuing discussion RIGHT HERE or click on the ‘Reports’ button at the top of this page. Our take-away from the session? The Millennials are different. They have different priorities, from those who came before. And we disregard them at our County’s peril. But it’s not all bad news! Chester County needs to boost public transportation and improve the affordability of housing stock, to draw the Millennials. But our amenities, cultural assets and historic resources are already Millennial favorites. 

Jake Michael

Jake Michael lays out the existing date for the group at Wegman’s Timber Room in Malvern, July 21 2016.

 

The annual Citizen Planner reception…

Molly et alWe had a great time on April 27th – it was a pleasure to present Molly Morrison with the 2016 Citizen Planner honors. Above, left to right: Peter Hausmann, Commissioner Michel Kichline, Molly! and CC2020 President George Asimos.

Bob et al

Left to right: Senator Andy Dinniman, our Lifetime Achievement Honoree Bob Hankin, Commissioner Michele Kichline, and our own President, George Asimos.