Chester County Bar Association Elects Gawthrop Greenwood Partner as Treasurer

By
Patrick McKenna, Esq.

6.3.2015 Chester County Bar AssociationReaffirming his long-lasting commitment to the community, the Chester County Bar Association has elected Patrick McKenna, a partner with Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, as its Treasurer for 2016.

McKenna, who has been a member of the CCBA for fourteen years, has previously served in a variety of roles in the organization including Secretary, Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and the Judicial Evaluation Committee.

His new position as CCBA’s Treasurer comes after his election as Secretary for the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce where McKenna has served as a Board member at large for three years. His rich community service also includes working as Solicitor for the Chester County Prothonotary’s Office, as well as being appointed, together with fellow Gawthrop Greenwood partner, Stacey Fuller, to represent the West Brandywine Township Municipal Authority.

McKenna, who concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal law, land use, land development, zoning, real estate and related tax assessment appeals, has used his extensive experience to represent municipalities, zoning hearing boards, municipal authorities, and planning commissions in Chester and Delaware Counties, as well as private land owners and developers in subdivision, land development and zoning matters.

He started his community outreach ten years ago, when Gawthrop Greenwood sponsored his enrollment in Leadership Chester County, a program organized by the United Way of Chester County, Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry, and West Chester University. This collaborative effort has been developed to help train business and professional people on leadership in nonprofit boards. His participation in Leadership Chester County led to his seven years of service on the board of directors of Safe Harbor of Chester County, including two years as President.

His involvement in serving the community also includes serving on the Advisory Board for Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and as a member of the Communications Committee for CCATO, the Chester County Association of Township Officials.

McKenna also generously commits his time to fundraising efforts which include serving as coordinator for the Legal Aid Annual 5K Trial Run for the eleven years since it began, as well as participating each year with his family as “Team Jackie West Chester” for the March of Dimes March for Babies, managing to raise close to $3000 for the charity in the last two years.

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