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TOP NEWS: Honoring the Citizen Planners on April 24th 

Plus: KFF 2014 to be re-scheduled; SALDO Class begins April 22; Intern opportunities; OABEST in May…scroll down for the details.

Citizen Planner Sponsor Opportunities Abound!

View the different levels of support and recognition: 2014 Sponsor Level Reply Form
 

 Individuals, Please Register Right Here for the Citizen Planner Event

Sponsored by:

Chester County Association of Township Officials

Saul Ewing LLP; Chester County Food Bank; MacElree Harvey Ltd.; Pennoni Associates; PA Senator John Rafferty; PMPEI; the Master Planner Graduates; Riley, Riper, Hollin & Colagreco; Traffic Planning & Design; D.L. Howell & Associates; Beideman Consulting Group, LLC; Katherine Damsgaard; the CC2020 Board; Nancy Mohr CC2020 President Emerita; Sadsbury Arcadia Associates, L.P.

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February hit everyone hard…we are re-scheduling Keep Farming First from March 15 to a new date, working with our sponsors & supporters. Stay tuned for updates…and let us know your preferences for a new date!Blue Dot Ramblers @ KFF copy

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MASTER PLANNER SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW CLASSES BEGIN APRIL 22nd - Register Here  

 Click to download the  Spring 2014 MPP Brochure.  Courses are presented at the West Chester University Graduate Business Center, 1160 McDermott Drive. That’s about one mile north of the Borough of West Chester – a business center with east access to major roadways, full security and abundant free parking. This top-of-the-line venue is provided by our Program Partner, the University’s College of Business and Public Affairs, Department of Geography and Planning. REGISTER HERE FOR MASTER PLANNER COURSES.

     Course registration covers instruction, materials, and supper each class night. Master Planner Courses are approved for continuing education credit for appraisers, attorneys, engineers and licensed landscape architects, as well as other professions. For more details, please inquire via info@cc2020.org. 

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Chester County 2020 collaborates with West Chester University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release)Sep. 4, 2013 – Chester County 2020, a local non-profit organization that works to connect and educate Chester County’s residents, businesses and political leaders has made a key connection with West Chester University. Chester County 2020 engages stakeholders in cooperative efforts to address common issues; dispel misguided rumors that develop in any community discussion; and produce measurable action on issues that affect the county’s quality of life. The West Chester University Department of Geography and Planning, in the College of Business and Public Affairs recognized that these would be key skills for their students to learn and experience first-hand.  After months of talk and cooperation, an internship track has finally been created within the Department of Geography and Planning that will provide internships with available credit for work with Chester County 2020. Chester County 2020 and West Chester University have been co-sponsors, with the Chester County Planning Commission in presenting the accredited Master Planner Program since 2003. This program educates community members, municipal officials and professionals using a curriculum based on the Pennsylvania Municipalities Code.

The first intern that has been selected to kick off the internship in the Fall 2013 semester is Geena Ramondo. She has been working with Chester County 2020 since the year prior and is excited that cooperation amongst a lot of key individuals in both organizations had allowed her to receive credit while serving a meaningful cause and gaining so much real world experience.  Professor George Fasic and  Professor Matin Katari were instrumental in establishing the track within the university and they will be keeping their eyes out for upcoming interns that will be a good fit for the program. For more information about the internship program or Chester County 2020 in general contact info@cc2020.org or call 484-680-5570.

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OABEST

Stands for Octorara Area Business, Engineering, Science & Technology. Chester County 2020 stands for wise land use through Landscapes, the County’s comprehensive plan to manage growth. Agricultural lands are an important part of the Landscapes vision, as a means of local food production, as the capstones of our major watersheds, and as a vital part of our County’s economy. In order to have agricultural lands, we must have folks practicing agriculture, and agricultural education provides the path for our new farmers to follow.

We at CC2020 are proud to support and participate in OABEST.

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