Implementation — Implementing Parties

Within the recommendation tables in Chapter 10, Implementing the Plan, implementing parties are identified as those entities essential to successful implementation, either through leadership, assistance, or active participation in activities. Additional detail on the specific entity names and more general labels is as follows:

Ag community

Agricultural community, including Individuals and entities involved with agricultural operations in Chester County, such as farmland owners, agricultural business owners, Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau, and Penn State Cooperative Extension.


National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance service.
Visit website


Chester County Association of Township Officials.
Visit website

CC Ag Council

Chester County Agricultural Development Council.
Visit website

CC Aging Services

Chester County Department of Aging Services.
Visit website

CC C & Visitors

Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau.
Visit website

CC Com Dev

Chester County Department of Community Development.
Visit website

CC Conserv Dist

Chester County Conservation District.
Visit website

CC Econ Dev

Chester County Economic Development Council, CCEDC.
Visit website

CC Emer Services

Chester County Department of Emergency Services, CCDES.
Visit website

CC Fac & Parks

Chester County Facilities and Parks Department.
Visit website

CC Health Dept

Chester County Health Department.
Visit website

CC Housing Auth

Chester County Housing Authority.
Visit website

CC Human Serv

Chester County Human Services.
Visit website

CC Industrial Dev

Chester County Industrial Development Authority, CCIDA.
Visit website

CC Interm Unit

Chester County Intermediate Unit, CCIU.
Visit website

CC Open Space

Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation.
Visit website

CC Planning

Chester County Planning Commission.
Visit website

CC Solid Waste

Chester County Solid Waste Authority.
Visit website

CC Solid Waste TF

Chester County Solid Waste Task Force.

CC Water Resources

Chester County Water Resources Authority.
Visit website


Chester County Workforce Development Board.
Visit website

Chambers of Com

Chambers of commerce, including Chester County, Southern Chester County, and Western Chester County.

Conservation orgs

Conservation organizations, including entities that work to enhance protection of natural resources, such as Brandywine Conservancy, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association, Darby-Cobbs Watershed Partnership, Darby Creek Valley Association, Green Valleys Watershed Association, Natural Lands Trust, Octoraro Watershed Association, S.A.V.E. (Safety, Agriculture, Villages and Environment), Stroud Water Research Center, Valley Forge Trout Unlimited, White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee, and West Chester Fish, Game, and Wildlife Association.


Entities developing sites in Chester County for commercial, industrial, residential, or other purposes.


Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
Visit website

Hist Pres Network

Chester County Historic Preservation Network, an organization that connects local governments, organizations, and individuals in their efforts to protect, preserve, and promote the historic resources and cultural landscapes of Chester County.
Visit website

Historic pres orgs

Historic preservation organizations, including entities that own or interpret historic resources, such as Brandywine Battlefield Task Force, Chester County Historical Society, Historic Yellow Springs, Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Historic Sugartown, Kennett Underground Railroad Center, Mill at Anselma, Paoli Battlefield, and Schuylkill Greenway National Heritage Area.

Land trusts

Land trusts and conservancies focused on land preservation and associated issues, such as Brandywine Conservancy, French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, Marshallton Conservation Trust, Natural Lands, Open Land Conservancy for Chester County, The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County, and Willistown Conservation Trust.

Local ES providers

Local emergency services providers, including city, borough, township, or regional police, fire, ambulance, and emergency management organizations.


Chester County's 73 municipalities, including the City of Coatesville, the 15 boroughs, and the 57 townships, encompassing their various elected boards or councils and appointed commissions or committees.


Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Visit website


Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Visit website


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Visit website

SECC Refuse Authority

Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority, SECCRA.
Visit website


Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Visit website

Social service orgs

Social services organizations, including entities that provide supportive services such as food banks, housing assistance, or other related services, such as Family Service of Chester County, Housing Partnership of Chester County, Human Services Inc., Kennett Area Community Services, La Communidad Hispana, Legal Aid of Southeast PA, Maternal and Child Health Consortium, Open Hearth, Oxford Neighborhood Services Center, and Phoenixville Area Community Services.


Transportation management associations active in Chester County, including Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, GVFTMA, and the Transportation Management Association of Chester County, TMACC.


United States Geological Survey.
Visit website


United States Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Visit website

Utility companies

Public water, public sewer, energy, communications, and other utility providers such as AQUA Pennsylvania, Chester Water Authority, Comcast, Downingtown Area Regional Authority, Oxford Area Sewer Authority, PECO, Pennsylvania American Water Company, pipeline operators, Valley Forge Sewer Authority, and Verizon.