Neighborhood University – Fall 2019 Session

The West Chester Area Council of Governments is proud to announce that another year of Neighborhood University is set to begin on September 12, 2019. This free program offers the opportunity to learn about local government, tour public facilities, and better understand available municipal services and resources. The goal is to provide area residents with the tools necessary to be better advocates for their community.

Neighborhood University of Greater West Chester is open to any resident or business owner, age 16 or older, from one of the participating communities:
East Bradford Township, East Goshen Township, Thornbury Township (Chester County), West Chester Borough, West Goshen Township, West Whiteland Township and Westtown Township.

Local officials will cover topics including the structure of local government in Pennsylvania, public safety, zoning and land development, multi-modal transportation, stormwater management, Public Works infrastructure, public finance and fire and police services.

Enrollment has begun and class size is limited. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in various locations throughout the Greater West Chester area. Once enrollment is confirmed the course schedule and session locations will be distributed to participants. More information and an enrollment form can be found at