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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond promptly.
- January 27, 2021 | Board Meeting Materials
- March 4, 2021 | Climate Action Plan Public Meeting
- April 28, 2021 | Board Meeting Materials
- July 28, 2021
- October 27, 2021
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.
- 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||Downingtown Water Authority|
|Seung Ah Byun||County Department - Water Resources Authority||Chester County|
|Carol DeWolf||CCATO||Westtown Township|
|Ann Hutchinson||Land Conservancy||Natural Lands|
|Steve Krug||Business||Krug Architects|
|Meredith Mayer Braine||Land Conservancy||Brandywine Conservancy|
|Mike Murphy||County Department - Emergency Services||Chester County|
|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|