Chester County Commissioner
The Chester County Board of Commissioners is the chief governing body of the county and is located in West Chester, Pa. It is the oldest form of county government in America and its origination is credited to William Penn. The Commissioners are responsible for policy making, fiscal management and the administration of county affairs. They approve budgets, oversee spending and hire county employees. The Commissioners serve on the Salary, Prison, Retirement and Election Boards as well as other boards affiliated with county departments. They appoint members of county authorities, boards and commissions, such as the Solid Waste Authority, the Industrial Development Authority and the Airport Authority. They create and appoint constituency-based groups that provide guidance in tackling issues of great impact and concern to taxpayers. Such groups include the 911 Task Force, the Open Space Task Force and the Task Force on Tax Reform. The Board consists of 3 members, who serve 4-year terms.
Graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Carleton College.
- Graduate certificates in Public Adminstration and Public Personnel Administration from Indiana State University.
-Born and raised in southern Chester County where his parents were distinguished professors at Lincoln University.
-Prior to Commissioner, he worked as a realtor and later served as the County's Recorder of Deeds.
-Received the Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence for Fiscal Accountability & Best Management Practices.
-A Chester County Commissioner since 2008.
Graduated from Conestoga High School.
- Earned her Bachelor's Degree from University of Pennsylvania.
- Earned her Law degree from Temple University.
-Born and raised in eastern Chester County after her parents fled communist Hungary for a better life in the United States.
-Prior to Commissioner, she served on the Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors.
-Chair of the VISTA 2005, a public-private partnership for economic development in Chester County.
-Our Chester County Commissioner since 2014.
B.A., Political Science, West Chester University.
- Masters of Public Administration (MPA), University of Pennsylvania.
-Lifelong Chester County resident.
-Three-term Mayor of Downingtown.
-Affordable housing via private and public sector development solutions.
-Modernize transportation to connect all of Chester County by public transit.
-Stop pipelines affecting our communities.
-Treat opioid addiction as a disease, not a crime, with harm reduction and recovery.
-Build connections with community and faith leaders to foster open dialogue.
B.A., Neumann University, 1991
-Marian is a successful entrepreneur and community leader specializing in urban revitalization.
-Her most recent project was Franklin Commons, where she revitalized an old abandoned factory (220,000 sq.ft.) into an education and business hub which employs over 350 people.
-Marian is dedicated to public education and currently serves on the board of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the West Chester University Board of Trustees.
-Marian is committed to implementing and environmental sustainability plan for Chester County to bring us on a green, renewable path forward.
-Marian has also worked at improving transportation options in her community, such as serving on the Mayor's Task Force to restore train service to Phoenixville.
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