Spring Conference 2023

June 26, 2023

Registration Forms:

8:00 a.m.1st FloorBreakfast and Networking with Teaming Partners in Exhibit Area
9:00 a.m.1st FloorGeneral Session Meeting Room
  • Steve Allaband President Opening Comments. 
  • Marian Moskowitz, Chair Board of Commissioners Chester County
  • Jim Garrison, 2nd VP Chester County America 250 Commission
  • Scott Coburn, PSATS Education Director and Council
  • William "Bill" Messerschmidt, Director Chester County Emergency Services
10:30 a.n.3rd FloorBreakout 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. 


  • Paul Fritz, the Director of CCPC’s Design and Technology Division, 
  • Mark Evans, the Director of Planning for Derck and Edson, 
  • Neal Fisher, the Vice President of Development for the Hankin Group, 

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.

Panelists : 

  • Patricia Quinn, Planner, Chester County Planning Commission
  •  John Weller, Director of Planning and Zoning, West Whiteland Township, 
  • Zachary Barner, Director of Planning and Development, East Whiteland Township.

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.  


  • Brian Winslow, Watershed Conservation Director, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, 
  • Shane Morgan, Program Director, White Clay Wild &Scenic River Program, 
  • Kate Hutelmyer, Water Resources Planner, Chester County Water Resources, 
  • Grant De Costa, Director of Community Services, Brandywine Conservancy 

    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. 


  • Rachael Griffith, Sustainability Director Chester County Planning Commission, and Chester County municipalities 
  • Jean Krack- Phoenixville Borough
  • Wyatt Williams- West Whiteland Township

  • Kirk Reinbold- West Vincent Township

    Moderator: John McHugh, Honey Brook Township
11:30 a.m.1st FloorNetworking with Teaming Partners
12:00 p.m.1st FloorLunch
  • Pennsylvania Senator John Kane

3rd FloorAfter Lunch Program

Planning Emergency Services -- Fire, Fire Police and Emergency Medical Services