The Master Planner Zoning Course begins March 16!

View the Course Brochure here: 2016 MPP Brochure 

And Register for the Zoning Course here: MPP Registration


Help us recognize the value of land use planning, and the service of our municipal volunteers and officials, at the annual CITIZEN PLANNER reception – April 27, 2016, at the Chester Valley Golf Club. And help us honor two of our outstanding Citizen Planners – Molly Morrison, and Bob Hankin!

We hope you’ll support this valuable event: help us recognize our honorees and all the Citizen Planners of Chester County. And, of course, join us for some fun!

Register for the Citizen Planner Reception here: Citizen Planner Sign-Up


Welcome to New Master Planner Program Sponsors! Malvern, Borough, Franklin Township and Charlestown Township, Newlin Township, Honey Brook Borough, and East Goshen Township have joined Chester County 2020, the Chester County Association of Township Officials, West Chester University of PA, and the Chester County Planning Commission in sponsoring the Master Planner Program. We applaud their commitment, and welcome their support!


Welcome to three new Chester County 2020 Directors! 

- MaryAnna Ralph, longtime resident and former Supervisor of Pennsbury Township – MaryAnna is also a certified Master Planner instructor.

- Clare Quinn, land use veteran from the northern side of the County. Clare has a long record of service and problem-solving in conservation and some serious executive experience, too.

- Lauren Van Dyk – Lauren ‘brackets’ Chester County as a resident of Parkesburg and a professional planner for the Montgomery County Planning Commission. Lauren has a long history with Chester County 2020 and was our first Master Planner Scholarship graduate!



Thanks to everyone who came out in May to hear the update on SEPTA’s extension of the Elwyn-Wawa line. It was a great community meeting – SEPTA sent a real “A-team,” and our guests really contributed during open discussion. You can read & download the meeting report right here:

Wawa Breakfast report Final 6-25-15



We’re proud that the Master Planner Program is so useful to everyone in Chester County who has a stake in wise land use decisions – you can hear one Master Planner student’s own remarks, PLUS some valuable comments from CC2020 Chair Jock Hannum, so…

Check out our new YouTube Interview Videos!



April 30 at the Chester Valley Golf Club

marty pat & terence

The 2015 Citizen Planner of the year is Martin Shane of East Goshen Township. Marty with  wife Pat Shane is receiving the Commissioners’ Citation from County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell. We’re especially pleased that Terence agreed to serve as our Master of Ceremonies for the entire event. Thanks, Terence! And congratulations on a well-earned honor, Marty!