County’s focus on increased advancement in digital technology earns top ranking among nation’s 3,000-plus counties.
Due to the upcoming forecast, Chester County Government is sharing resources and prevention information to assist county residents in staying cool - and safe - during excessive heat.
Added funds will continue the work of the Community Outreach and Prevention Education initiative, helping opioid overdose survivors being treated in ERs to enter treatment.
County Commissioners join county women centenarians to celebrate
Applications being accepted for Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs
Chester County’s latest Comprehensive Plan balances preservation and growth
Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association nominated County for regional award
Chester County Commissioners announce “Return on Environment” study at Open Space Summit
Public invited to attend May 2 Open Space Summit
Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s plan to end chronic homelessness, steps up efforts for community support
Next two events held in Phoenixville and Malvern
Training for volunteers to take place on Wednesday, April 10th in West Chester
2019 official count reveals decrease of 24 percent in homeless numbers over past four years
County receives $3.74 million from the State for preservation of farms
Large portions of long-awaited pipeline emergency management plan blacked out for “security reasons”
Commissioners seek compensation for devastating effects of opioid crisis
Regional rail service to come back to Coatesville; County to kick-start train station parking garage construction with investment of $1 million
Chester County remains the only county in PA with three Triple-A ratings
The Nature Conservancy conveyed the parcel at no cost to taxpayers
More than 25employers attending
WalkWorks ChesCo! Program reaches new milestone
The County will be experiencing below normal temperatures over the next 24 hours. We are providing information on warming centers, places to get a free hot meal, and other resources in Chester County. This information is provided in English and Spanish.
Code Blue information and resources in English
Code Blue information and resources in Spanish
Landmark noted as County enters its open space preservation program 30th anniversary year
Close to 500 doses of lifesaving drug given away as part of state-wide “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now” campaign.
Survey results form part of County’s Strategic Plan review
The Chester County Commissioners adopted Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range comprehensive plan, during a public hearing Thursday night.
For those who are interested in the L3 public meeting but unable to attend, we will livestream the meeting on Facebook beginning at 7pm today, Thursday, November 29.
More than 30 employers attended
Funds used to purchase new headquarters in Coatesville
Chester County Economic Development Council Teams Up with Commissioners to Report on Economic Health of Chester County
Public encouraged to comment during November 29 meeting
Library receives more than $450,000 in community development block grant funds
More than 30 employers attending...
The Chester County Planning Commission is inviting residents, business owners, and various stakeholders in western Chester County to attend the final public meeting about a plan to extend the popular Chester Valley Trail westward across the county.
Awards go to Ar-Joy Farms in Cochranville and Charlie Graydus of Elverson on National Farmer’s Day
Timed run and walk raises funds to combat opioid and heroin addiction epidemic
Commissioners announce addition of Spanish translation to key website pages and proclaim Hispanic Heritage Month
Communities face-off in ‘Ville to Ville’ competition; part of WalkWorks ChesCo!’s goal to take five billion steps by the end of 2018
West Chester University’s Center for Social and Economic Policy Researchconducts survey to help direct the county’s strategic plan for the next five years
County’s WalkWorks ChesCo! is challenging all residents to reach five billion steps by the end of the year
Julie Bookheimer moves to Chief Financial Officer role
Chesco.org receives top state-wide honors
Chester County’s increased advancement in digital technology has earned a top ten ranking among America’s 3,000-plus counties.
Mother Nature, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, police departments from one end of Pennsylvania to the other, and members of the public successfully collaborated on Sunday, July 22, to stage a massive fundraiser.
Don't Wait - Vaccinate
Challenge pitted firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical services teams against each other – all to benefit the County’s health and the Chester County Hero Fund
Grants available for additional agricultural preservation with application deadline of August 1st
The Chester County Commissioners sent a letter to the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission today, encouraging the secretary to uphold the suspension of the Mariner East Project.
The Academy at West Fallowfield Christian School was awarded the overall Champion of the Chester County Envirothon on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Hibernia County Park.
Latest round of awards brings the total amount of funding to $65 million for the County’s urban centers.
PA dog licenses can be obtained from Chester County Treasurer’s Office; Dog Warden canvassing Chester County during the month ofMay
A family-fun day of shearing, spinning, playing & learning takes place on Saturday, April 28th
Training site represents third and final phase in Chester County’s Public Safety Training Campus
Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE Pennsylvania partner in $4 million fund
County officials say the open space acres protected in 2017 doubled the amount preserved during the previous year
Students at Downingtown East High enjoy interacting with K-9 Nero.
County to host a panel discussion on fair housing in Chester County on Monday, April 23rd
County encourages residents and organizations to take part, spreading the message, “Drinking alcohol, especially underage, is not a ‘rite of passage"
Report findings to be presented on April 5th to Chester County’s Decade to Doorways network of homeless service providers; public is invited
Document can be seen at Chester County Historical Society during the month of March
County encouraging residents and organizations to take part, signifying ‘we are in this together’ and creating greater awareness of the opioid and heroin epidemic
Commissioners and county telecommunicators celebrate date when the first 9-1-1 call was made in the U.S.
Commissioners, District Attorney and senior staff announce progress in Chester County’s team effort to address opioid and heroin addiction.
The Chester County Planning Commission is inviting residents in the Phoenixville region to attend a meeting to learn about and comment on a draft plan that will address transportation issues and opportunities.
Two deputy sheriffs who handle dogs and one who doggedly delivers civil papers received promotions recently.
The event will take place Thursday, February 8th at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus in Coatesville
County’s WalkWorks ChesCo! challenge sets new goals for the new year, noting every person counts and every step counts!
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge awards county with an additional $10,000 to promote the program.
Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh receives the 2017 Senator Robert J. Thompson Public Service Award
Assault with a ham sandwich has landed some unwitting schoolchildren in the slammer recently – as least figuratively...
The board president of the Chester County Hero Fund insisted that he wanted no fuss when he stepped down after 17 years...
WRAP is the award-winning Women's Reentry Assessment and Programming Initiative
The theme for this year’s contest was the county’s greatest asset – its people.
$72,000 award to cover installation of high pressure pipeline training device
Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline said, “Chester County has already lost 103 lives in the first nine months of this year to accidental overdose... It’s personal…it’s tragic…and it hurts."
The Chester Commissioners presented a check for $20,000 to Chester County Drug & Alcohol Director, Vince Brown....
County residents of all ages contribute to WalkWorks ChesCo! challenge, hitting target number of a billion steps in six months
Officials launched a video series, released survey results, and kicked off steering committee meetings
Planning Commission launches public survey about Chester Valley Trail West Project and will also conduct a public meeting...
“Fit to serve” took on new meaning in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office during the annual Superior Fitness Challenge on Friday, September 29th.
Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh has reissued a warning to county residents following repeated reports of jury service scams in Chester County.
Job and career fair will be held Wednesday, October 4th...
In less than a week, area residents opened up their Texas-sized hearts, filling two tractor-trailers and two box trucks with 68,000 pounds of supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Event takes place November 4th in Everhart Park in West Chester
Contest to focus on county’s greatest asset – its people
Commissioner Farrell elected as district representative
County encourages residents, businesses and organizations to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of overdose deaths and acknowledge the grief of families and friends who have lost a loved one to an overdose.
Benefits of County’s Nurse-Family Partnership program shared with the Congressman
If you receive an email from “email@example.com” indicating that “The County of Chester is Requesting Proposals”, please note that this is an unauthorized email and NOT a request for proposal from the County of Chester.
For more information, visit http://chesco.org/174/Procurement-General-Services.
County’s Decade to Doorways staff to provide information on affordable housing and supportive services for the community at August 22nd event
Car dealers and law-enforcement agencies get to showcase their vehicles, producing an impressive display the public can enjoy.
Center for Digital Government survey identifies best technology practices
Public meeting will outline emergency services response plans for pipeline-related incidents...
Delegation meets with Chester County government, business, education and tourism representatives...
The Women's Reentry Assessment and Programming initiative assists incarcerated women
District Attorney issues commendation to Sheriff's Units for their roles in apprehending a fugitive
Chester County and FEMA will host an Open House on July 20, 2017 for Chester County property owners to obtain information on how new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) may affect flood insurance requirements and costs for their property.
Steering committee to be guided by public stakeholder meetings and public survey response.
Chester County has received two achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs developed by the county’s Department of Emergency Services.
The team made headlines recently when it located Barry Baker, the fugitive accused of sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy...
New interactive Farm Finder map and Spanish language edition
On Friday, May 19, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office heralded the graduates of the county’s second K-9 patrol and narcotics training course....
Douglas Waegel has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners as the new Director of Chester County’s Department of Children Youth and Families.
Chester County Elder Abuse Task Force is sponsor.
There will be five teams graduating Friday May 19.
The Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications for two competitive programs which offer funds to qualifying Chester County farm owners who are interested in preserving their farms.
The Chester County Commissioners signed a resolution endorsing the completion of the Circuit Trails network, a connected system of multi-purpose trails located in the greater Philadelphia area ...
Residents are encouraged to sign up for the free prescription discount program, as well as the low cost dental and health discount programs
The officers completed the intensive, 40-hour training, which has been proven to increase public safety, divert people with mental illness from the criminal justice system, and decrease officer injuries.
Chester County Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary recently received an award from Governor Tom Wolf for his dedication to strengthening communities and providing assistance to residents.
A group of doctors at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern received an unexpected tribute from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office...
Re/Max Town & County office in West Chester presented the Chester County Sheriff's Office with a $2,275 check to help purchase vests for the K-9s...
Drop off unused medications on Saturday, April 29th at several locations in Chester County
Dog Wardens will be conducting compliance checks in Chester County during the month of May
County’s WalkWorks ChesCo! challenge kicks-off in Kennett Square, Phoenixville and Coatesville
Chester County Commissioners and District Attorney present funds raised by Chester County Color 5K to support hospitals’ warm hand-off programs
Free evening courses include ‘County Government 101’ and panel discussions on the development of urban centers, job growth and tackling the opioid and heroin crisis
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has been named Chair of the region's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area ....
In Chester County, on Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the heart...
Free event to include discussions on county-wide veterans’ initiatives and opportunities for collaboration and education
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Following an eight-week training regimen that ended last week, seven new deputy sheriffs will be assuming duties throughout Chester County...
Weeks after the Chester County Sheriff’s Office warned residents about a scam regarding jury fines, another fraudulent scheme has surfaced, this one timed to income-tax season.
New service saves critical time in an emergency using resident-led safety profile information.
The contest’s purpose was to engage residents in the County’s efforts to manage growth by protecting open space and revitalizing the county’s towns and communities...
“This is a very special day for everyone here,” said Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh during the ceremony, which was held at the Chester County Justice Center.
The four new members represent a cross section of the agricultural operations and industries found in Chester County...
P2E is accepting applications from Chester County residents who are unemployed and have exhausted 20 weeks or more of unemployment..
A “National Day of Remembrance” on January 29, 2017, a day honoring and remembering county residents who have fallen victim to the disease of addiction...
The WRAP initiative, led by Chester County’s department of Probation, Parole and Pretrial Services, advanced from a pool of more than 500 applications from all 50 states....
Award received for the creation of ChescoViews
Scam callers threaten that a bench warrant will be served unless the person answering sends money...
Michelle Kichline elected Chair of the Commissioners Kathi Cozzone re-elected Vice-Chair
Donation to support the capital costs of repurposing the West Chester National Guard Armory into a theater for film and live performance
Annual event brings Chester County Sheriff and staff together with children from Chester County Family Academy to shop for holiday gifts
Evening seminar to highlight how not-for-profit groups can prevent exposure to fraudulent activities
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has awarded the Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach to the Chester County Planning Commission for its Pipeline Information Center.
The Chester County Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed a delivery of cookies, as part of the nationwide “Cookies for a Cop” program.
The Chester County Planning Commission is launching a photo contest and is seeking submissions on favorite places to have fun, take a walk or just relax in Chester County.
Drop off unused drugs on Saturday, October 22nd at a variety of locations in Chester County.
West Chester Downtown Foundation and West Chester Historic Preservation Awards presented the Chester County Commissioners with a West Chester Historic Preservation plaque commemorating the rehabilitation and restoration of the interior of the courthouse.
Clerk of Courts and County’s Department of Computer Information Systems create costeffective technology solution for county’s court system
The Chester County Facilities and Parks Department has scheduled a public meeting for the Wolf’s Hollow County Park Master Plan study on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
Diamond Level award by Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association is a first for county government
County recognized out of hundreds of entries nationwide to compete for up to $500,000 in prizes through Aetna Foundation, American Public Health Association and National Association of Counties partnership
Development of Landscapes3 will ensure continued focus on growth and preservation
Five percent voluntary water use reductions requested
The Chester County Commissioners and District Attorney continue to take measures in fighting opioid and heroin addiction within the county by scheduling a color 5k run and walk that will raise funds to help combat the growing epidemic.
Chester County is seeking help from the county business community to find poll workers for elections, including the upcoming presidential election in November.
Through this collaborative program, the Chester County Health Department will guide Chester County businesses in the development and implementation of effective wellness programs
Chester County program provides training and employment for residents with special needs.
New initiative protects elderly and disabled from fraudulent real estate transactions.
Chester County took its place among the digital elite this week, when it was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award that recognizes the most innovative digital counties in the nation. Chester County ranks 10th among the US' 3,000-plus counties.
Saturday, August 13, Chester County welcomes hundreds of musicians and music lovers to celebrate traditional music at the 88th annual Old Fiddlers’ Picnic. The event runs from 10 AM – 4 PM at Hibernia County Park in Wagontown.
Evening seminar to highlight how not-for-profit groups can prevent exposureto fraudulent activities
Officials with Chester County’s Department of Voter Services are issuing a notice to county residents regarding a mailer that comes from a private non-profit organizationcalled the Voter Participation Center.
The Chester County Health Department has been notified of the County’s first confirmed case of Zika Virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Government Finance Officers Association has named Chester County as a recipient of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015, marking a milestone 25 consecutive years that the County has earned this accolade.
The Struble Trail-Born Learning Trail and Little Free Library is special because it was inspired by the death of little Scotty McMillan, the young boy that was tragically killed in West Caln township in November 2014.
The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week, at the Food Bank’s headquarters in Exton.
New look for website honoring the sacrifice of Chester County’s military heroeswww.chesco.org/heroes
Guide highlights over 100 farmers and producers across the County
The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the results of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse.”
The Chester County Department of Aging Services is sponsoring a University of Health and Wellness event to provide seniors with information on health issues.
Chester County Commissioners present $250,000 to the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center to be used for improvements to the facility
Members of the B Platoon of the Chester County Department of EmergencyServices were named the 2016 Team of the Year by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (PA APCO).
Each May, Chester County recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month with activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness and understanding about mental health and recovery.
Chester County’s Passport Office, under the direction of the Prothonotary’s Office, offers an easy and reassuring way to apply for, or renew your U.S. passport.
Six Chester County Deputy Sheriffs were sworn in to new positions this week as a result of an office reorganization undertaken by County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh.
The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board have opened up the registration process for county residents interested in participating in the county’s second Platform to Employment (P2E) program.
In March the Commissioners presented a proclamation to the Department of Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD) for Intellectual Disability Awareness Month.
The Chester County Commissioners undertook a “first” this week when they formally dedicated a county-owned bridge re-named to honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
During National Public Health Week, the public health community is rallying to make the United States the Healthiest Nation in One Generation—by 2030.
Chester County submitted a request for $3,553,431.00 which included the cost estimated to deal with the snow removal from municipalities and other government agencies...
Anyone interested in becoming part of the Orphans’ Court guardian program is invited totake part in a training session that will be held on Tuesday, April 5th...
Chester County has once again been ranked overall as the healthiest county in Pennsylvania according to a study released today by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The County and the City of Coatesville welcomed Sonia Huntzinger as Coatesville’s new Economic Development Administrator at a reception held at Coatesville Savings Bank this week.
Chester County is hosting the United States Police Canine Association’s (USPCA) Region 6 Scent Certifications at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus from March 14-16.
and endorse Your Vote is Your Voice!
Event sponsored by Chester County’s Decade to Doorways and Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
With temperatures dropping below 0 and wind chills reaching -20 to -30 this weekend, the County of Chester is sharing "Code Blue" resources for residents and visitors. Visit http://chesco.org/codeblue for a list of resources.
Commissioners authorize bond issue and receive reaffirmation of top ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings
Kara Rahn, of Honey Brook, has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners as the new Director of Chester County’s Department of Voter Services.
The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council, announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the launch of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse”.
Citizens are reminded to sign up at www.ReadyChesCo.org to receive local emergency notifications
Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges this week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in a wide variety of agricultural disciplines in the show’s landmark 100th year of operation.
Commissioners mark official switch over to new $42.1 million system
Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell was elected to remain Chair of the Commissioners during Monday morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. Commissioner Farrell has served as Commissioners’ Chair in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
A swearing-in ceremony for elected officials in Chester County was held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Taking the oath of office were Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone,......