In 2019 the Commissioners announced the formation of a Chester County Environmental and Energy Advisory Board. The Environmental and Energy Advisory Board will enhance the County's commitment to preservation and protection of the environment and focus on the balance, interplay, and impact of energy related initiatives and issues.

In February 2020 the Commissioners voted to appoint 15 individuals to the County's Environmental and Energy Advisory Board. The members of the Board include Chester County residents along with representatives of businesses, energy initiatives, municipalities, land conservancies and county departments. View press release.

View the bylaws of the Chester County Environmental and Energy Advisory Board

coverChester County Climate Action Plan draft - 2021

A draft climate action plan for Chester County has been released for public review and comment. The updated Climate Action Plan expands on the 2010 Greenhouse Gas Reduction report, providing an updated greenhouse gas emissions inventory as well as an action plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency throughout the county. The plan was prepared by the Chester County Planning Commission in partnership with the County's Environmental and Energy Advisory Board. For more information about the plan, see the Climate Action Plan webpage.

2021 Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of the month, quarterly, 2:30pm to 4:00pm via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Please visit https://zoom.us/j/98503061778 to join the webinar or telephone US: +1 301 715 8592 and enter Webinar ID 985 0306 1778. We recommend beginning to log in at 2:15 in case of technical difficulties. The public is invited to join, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. Please note that if you join by telephone you will not have the capability to comment or ask questions. You can email ccplanning@chesco.org and we will respond promptly.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of the month, quarterly, 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Government Services Center unless otherwise noted.

Chester County Environmental and Energy Advisory Board Members

Name Representation from Bylaws Organization
Jess Cadorette, Chair Citizen  
Paul Spiegel, Vice Chair CCEDC Smart Energy Initiative Practical Energy
Brian O'Leary, Secretary County Department - Planning Commission Chester County
Jon Altshul Municipal Managers Consortium East Goshen Township
Jan Bowers County Department - Facilities Chester County
David Busch Utility Downingtown Water Authority
Seung Ah Byun County Department - Water Resources Authority Chester County
Mark Connolly Business  
Carol DeWolf CCATO Westtown Township
Ann Hutchinson Land Conservancy Natural Lands
Steve Krug Business Krug Architects
David Mazzocco Citizen  
Meredith Mayer Braine Land Conservancy Brandywine Conservancy
Mike Murphy County Department - Emergency Services Chester County
Scott Neumann Utility PECO
Rachel Roberts Business American Mushroom Institute
Dave Stauffer County Department - Parks and Open Space Chester County
Chris Strohmaier County Department - Conservation District Chester County
Kevin Warren Business Warren Energy
Jim Wylie Citizen  
Will Williams Citizen