The West Chester Area Council of Governments (WCACOG) is proud to announce that another year of Neighborhood University of Greater West Chester is set to begin on September 23, 2021. This free 8-week 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 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, stormwater management, public safety training, zoning and land development, planning and funding road and trail projects, road maintenance, public finance 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.