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 21 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.
The Chester County Climate Action Plan was adopted by the County Commissioners on October 7, 2021. The plan was prepared by the Chester County Planning Commission in partnership with the County's Environmental and Energy Advisory Board. The Climate Action Plan provides a blueprint for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency at County government facilities and community-wide.
For more information about the plan, see the Climate Action Plan webpage.
2022 Meeting Schedule
Meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of the month, quarterly, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and are currently hybrid allowing the public to attend in person or via Zoom. Meetings are held in the Government Services Building (601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380). Check individual agendas posted below for specific room location.
- January 26, 2022| Board Meeting Materials
- April 27, 2022| Board Meeting Materials
- July 27, 2022
- October 26, 2022
Visit https://zoom.us/j/98503061778 to join the webinar or telephone toll free 877-853-5247 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.
If you are joining by phone and would like to comment, wait for the Chair to call for public comment. When the Chair calls for comment press *9 to "raise your hand". When it is your turn, the Chair will call the last four digits of your phone number and an automated voice will instruct you to press *6 to un-mute yourself and speak. When done speaking, mute your phone by pressing *6.
- January 27, 2021 | Board Meeting Materials
- March 4, 2021 | Climate Action Plan Public Meeting
- April 28, 2021 | Board Meeting Materials
- July 28, 2021| Board Meeting Materials
- October 27, 2021| Board Meeting Materials
2020 Meeting Schedule
- May 28, 2020 | Zoom Video/Audio (organizational meeting)
- June 24, 2020 | Board Meeting Materials
- August 26, 2020 | Board Meeting Materials
- October 28, 2020 | Board Meeting Materials
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||Oxford Area Sewer Authority|
|Seung Ah Byun||County Department - Water Resources Authority||Chester County|
|Ann Hutchinson||Land Conservancy||Natural Lands|
|Steve Krug||Business||Krug Architects|
|Mike Murphy||County Department - Emergency Services||Chester County|
|Rachel Roberts||Business||American Mushroom Institute|
|Sarah Sharp||Land Conservancy||Brandywine Conservancy|
|Dave Stauffer||County Department - Parks and Open Space||Chester County|
|Chris Strohmaier||County Department - Conservation District||Chester County|
|Kevin Warren||Business||Warren Energy|