Parks and Recreation Outlook

Summer is prime time for the West Goshen Parks and Recreation department. In a typical summer, you’d find Parks and  Recreation Department Director Ken Lehr checking in on camps, clinics and concerts, but in a recent conversation he shared how and why Summer 2020 will be different. “We live for summer!” said Lehr. “Unfortunately, due […]

Tips for Residents for Reopening Chester County

On June 5th, Chester County transitioned to the yellow phase of reopening. According to Pennsylvania’s official process of reopening, the yellow phase lifts the most severe restrictions , including the stay at home order. However, other mitigation efforts remain in place as the economy begins to reopen. Restrictions are adjusted as necessary based on public […]

How the Public Can Help the Public Works Department this Spring

It’s been a spring to remember for all of us, including the West Goshen Public Works Department. “With the timing and preventative measures for COVID-19, we missed some of our usual spring activity like mulching or planting annuals and headed straight into mowing season,” said Director of Public Works Dave Woodward. The shift in routine […]

Meet the Board of Supervisors

Did you know that much like businesses and nonprofits have a Board of Directors to advise them, the Township has a board to provide counsel? Supervisors are charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the […]

Now Hiring Summer Counselors

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department is currently seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to plan, facilitate and supervise safe and enjoyable outdoor activities for participants of West Goshen’s Summer Recreation Program, Summer Teen Program and Afternoon Sports Clinics. Being a summer counselor is a rewarding part-time position which is ideal for high school and […]

West Goshen Welcomes Ashley Gagné and John Hellman to Board of Supervisors

In January 2020, the West Goshen Board of Supervisors swore in two new supervisors. Both are long-term residents of the township and are hopeful about the impact they can make in their new roles. Ashley Gagné describes herself as a “hometown girl”, growing up in West Goshen and attending Bishop Shanahan High School and West […]

People of West Goshen: Meet Police Chief Joseph Gleason

As a child, Police Chief Joe Gleason looked forward to the parade every year, not for the floats or bands, but to see his heroes pass by. Sitting on the front porch of his Havertown home, he waits for the special wave from his heroes in blue. “As a kid, I thought that they walked […]

Meet the Public Works Department

When is the last time you’ve thought about the West Goshen Public Works Department?  If your answer was “I don’t know…” or “Never,” you might be surprised that is just the way the department likes it. “I know that we are doing a good job when people aren’t thinking about us!” quipped Director of Public […]

About the West Goshen Planning Commission

The West Goshen Planning Commission is a group of township volunteers who are a recommending body to the Township Board of Supervisors. The group works in conjunction with the township staff, township engineer and the Board of Supervisors to review land development projects within West Goshen Township. Land development and conditional use applications are usually […]

Our Community—Meet the Comprehensive Plan Task Force

In June, West Goshen officially adopted its 2019 Comprehensive Plan.  Who was behind this massive body of work that will serve as a roadmap for the township for the next decade?  The West Goshen Township Comprehensive Plan Task Force. The Comprehensive Plan Task Force was made up of members of the township administration, Board of […]