Spring Conference 2023
June 26, 2023
- The Desmond Hotel
- One Liberty Blvd, Malvern, PA 19355
|8:00 a.m.||1st Floor||Breakfast and Networking with Teaming Partners in Exhibit Area|
|9:00 a.m.||1st Floor||General Session Meeting Room|
|10:30 a.n.||3rd Floor||Breakout Sessions|
: Designing Better Developments
Too often, new development does not meet municipal goals or match local community character. However, new development doesn’t have to stick out like a sore thumb; instead, it can have attractive, walkable, environmentally-friendly, and affordable designs that provide attainable housing.
Moderator: Jim Marks, North Coventry Township
Transportation Updates for Chester County
Chester County Planning Commission has some major transportation planning projects underway, including an update of our Public Transportation Plan, a County-Wide Master Trail Plan, and Transportation Improvement Inventory. CCPC is also still conducting outreach about their Complete Streets policy and requesting municipalities adopt it. Join this session on some updates and municipal experiences.
Moderator: Steve Allaband, New Garden Township
Green Infrastructure: Managing Stormwater in Sustainable Ways
Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) is a growing trend in managing stormwater and many of these practices are encouraged in the Act 167 Model Stormwater Ordinance. GSI practices mimic natural systems to infiltrate run-off to reduce flooding and stream erosion and treat pollutants with native plants. Our panelists will present a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Guide and examples of projects implemented with local municipalities and conservation organizations.
Moderator: Charles Fleischman, Upper Oxford Township
Chester County Climate Action Plan and Municipal Implementation
With the adoption of Chester County’s Climate Action Plan, abundant funding, and growing public support, more and more local governments are taking steps to tackle climate change. Hear from Chester County about ways municipalities can implement the county’s climate action plan, learn of funding sources available to municipalities, and a new opportunity for municipal collaboration on climate action projects. The panel will also feature presenters from Chester County municipalities all taking on sustainability and energy transition projects in different ways to provide examples of successful pathways for adopting and implementing sustainability goals.
|11:30 a.m.||1st Floor||Networking with Teaming Partners|
|12:00 p.m.||1st Floor||Lunch|
|3rd Floor||After Lunch Program|
Planning Emergency Services -- Fire, Fire Police and Emergency Medical Services