WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline have appointed Dolores Colligan as director of the county’s community development department. Colligan, a 32-year veteran of county government service, succeeds former Patrick Bokovitz, who transitioned to lead the county’s social services department.
“Beyond the wealth of institutional knowledge and decades of experience that Dolores brings to the role of director, she also has a deep passion for her work, including her advocacy in advancing the county’s efforts to end corruption. homelessness,” the commissioners said.
“We have seen Dolores work tirelessly to achieve the goals of the Department of Community Development, including supporting those experiencing housing insecurity, as well as revitalizing our boroughs and the City of Coatesville. It is clear that she is the right person to lead this department.
Colligan had served as Deputy Director of the Department of Community Development since 2007. As Director, she will now be responsible for the administration of federal, state, and local resources for the planning, management, and development of affordable housing, community services, economic development. , and the revitalization of urban centers in the county.
Colligan joined Chester County Government in 1990, working in the Office of Housing and Community Development. In 2000, she was appointed Manager of Community Services within the new Ministry of Community Development, then in 2007, she was appointed Deputy Director of the Ministry.
“Having worked with Dolores for 20 years, I have seen firsthand her innovative approach to projects and her success in meeting and exceeding goals,” Bokovitz said. He previously held the position of Director of the Community Development Department before assuming his new position.
Colligan, a Caln Township resident, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Dynamics from Immaculata University.