Program and Event Sponsors
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
McMAHON ASSOCIATES, INC.
CHARLESTOWN PAVING & EXCAVATING, INC.
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.
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!
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
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 lays out the existing date for the group at Wegman’s Timber Room in Malvern, July 21 2016.