Within the recommendation tables in Chapter 10, Implementing the Plan, implementing parties are identified as those entities essential to successful implementation, either through leadership, assistance, or active participation in activities. Additional detail on the specific entity names and more general labels is as follows:
Agricultural community, including Individuals and entities involved with agricultural operations in Chester County, such as farmland owners, agricultural business owners, Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau, and Penn State Cooperative Extension.
National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance service. Visit website
Chester County Association of Township Officials. Visit website
Chester County Agricultural Development Council. Visit website
Chester County Department of Aging Services. Visit website
Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. Visit website
Chester County Department of Community Development. Visit website
Chester County Conservation District. Visit website
Chester County Economic Development Council, CCEDC. Visit website
Chester County Department of Emergency Services, CCDES. Visit website
Chester County Facilities and Parks Department. Visit website
Chester County Health Department. Visit website
Chester County Housing Authority. Visit website
Chester County Human Services. Visit website
Chester County Industrial Development Authority, CCIDA. Visit website
Chester County Intermediate Unit, CCIU. Visit website
Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation. Visit website
Chester County Planning Commission. Visit website
Chester County Solid Waste Authority. Visit website
Chester County Solid Waste Task Force.
Chester County Water Resources Authority. Visit website
Chester County Workforce Development Board. Visit website
Chambers of commerce, including Chester County, Southern Chester County, and Western Chester County.
Conservation organizations, including entities that work to enhance protection of natural resources, such as Brandywine Conservancy, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association, Darby-Cobbs Watershed Partnership, Darby Creek Valley Association, Green Valleys Watershed Association, Natural Lands Trust, Octoraro Watershed Association, S.A.V.E. (Safety, Agriculture, Villages and Environment), Stroud Water Research Center, Valley Forge Trout Unlimited, White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee, and West Chester Fish, Game, and Wildlife Association.
Entities developing sites in Chester County for commercial, industrial, residential, or other purposes.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Visit website
Chester County Historic Preservation Network, an organization that connects local governments, organizations, and individuals in their efforts to protect, preserve, and promote the historic resources and cultural landscapes of Chester County. Visit website
Historic preservation organizations, including entities that own or interpret historic resources, such as Brandywine Battlefield Task Force, Chester County Historical Society, Historic Yellow Springs, Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Historic Sugartown, Kennett Underground Railroad Center, Mill at Anselma, Paoli Battlefield, and Schuylkill Greenway National Heritage Area.
Land trusts and conservancies focused on land preservation and associated issues, such as Brandywine Conservancy, French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, Marshallton Conservation Trust, Natural Lands, Open Land Conservancy for Chester County, The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County, and Willistown Conservation Trust.
Local emergency services providers, including city, borough, township, or regional police, fire, ambulance, and emergency management organizations.
Chester County's 73 municipalities, including the City of Coatesville, the 15 boroughs, and the 57 townships, encompassing their various elected boards or councils and appointed commissions or committees.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Visit website
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Visit website
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Visit website
Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority, SECCRA.Visit website
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Visit website
Social services organizations, including entities that provide supportive services such as food banks, housing assistance, or other related services, such as Family Service of Chester County, Housing Partnership of Chester County, Human Services Inc., Kennett Area Community Services, La Communidad Hispana, Legal Aid of Southeast PA, Maternal and Child Health Consortium, Open Hearth, Oxford Neighborhood Services Center, and Phoenixville Area Community Services.
Transportation management associations active in Chester County, including Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, GVFTMA, and the Transportation Management Association of Chester County, TMACC.
United States Geological Survey. Visit website
United States Natural Resources Conservation Service. Visit website
Public water, public sewer, energy, communications, and other utility providers such as AQUA Pennsylvania, Chester Water Authority, Comcast, Downingtown Area Regional Authority, Oxford Area Sewer Authority, PECO, Pennsylvania American Water Company, pipeline operators, Valley Forge Sewer Authority, and Verizon.