Dear Residents and Friends,
I look forward to another year of serving as your mayor – thank you again for the confidence you have placed in me.
Welcome to John Butkus, our newest council member! John and his family own the Old Mill Tavern in the historic section of Milltown. That building has been in commercial operation serving the residents of Chester for many, many years as you can see from this photo! I know that John's perspective as a small-business owner will be a welcome addition to our discussions and decisions.
As I do every year, I want to thank the employees do the heavy lifting of running our town. We are fortunate to have high-quality people working for us; I challenge you to find any more friendly, helpful or accommodating!
As I attended the first meeting of our boards, committees and commissions, I was once again struck by how fortunate we are here in Chester Township. We have a tremendous roster of volunteers, all generously contributing their knowledge and varied experiences to our town. I thank them for their faithful stewardship and for taking on a leadership role to benefit their neighbors. Thanks, too, to the new people who have stepped forward and agreed to volunteer their time to improve Chester Township.
I also want to acknowledge the important role the public plays in governance of this town. Every meeting is open to you, and every board, committee and commission welcomes your input and attendance.
As I took office back in January 2017, I wanted to be sure any action I took as mayor led to this very basic outcome: Happy residents, living in a well-run, highly desirable town.
I believe we – the council, the administration, our employees, the volunteers who serve on our boards, committees, commissions - have accomplished much towards this goal. Some of the highlights from last year are detailed below.
I will continue to preserve and protect Chester Township and respect its history and ensure that future generations will continue to Choose Chester.
-Mayor Marcia Asdal