Two Outstanding Citizen Planners to Receive Chester County 2020 Awards

Robert Hankin, CEO at Hankin Group
Molly Morrison

To celebrate two residents who make it their life’s work to keep Chester County a great place to live, Robert Hankin and Molly Morrison are to be honored for their service to the community by Chester County 2020.

The awards ceremony will take place at a reception hosted by Chester County Commissioner, Michele Kichline, at Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern on April 27th. The awards will be presented by State Senator Andy Dinniman and Peter Hausmann, the former Natural Lands Trust Board Chairman.

According to William Stevens, the Executive Director of Chester County 2020, it is no accident that Chester County is a great place to live, work and play.

“There are scores of people working very hard to make the best possible land use decisions. They are the Citizen Planners. It’s our pleasure each year to highlight their service, and to single out some individuals like Bob and Molly who’ve made especially profound contributions,” Stevens said.

Robert Hankin, CEO of Hankin Group and the developer of mixed-use communities in Chester County and the Philadelphia region, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. With a degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, Bob is a pioneer and leader in Traditional Neighborhood Development, and the developer of the award winning community of Eagleview.

“I feel fortunate to be recognized by an organization whose mandate is to both preserve and plan for Chester County” said Hankin. “I have spent much of my career working toward bringing a balance between the two, and, to be acknowledged in this way is a true honor.”

Molly Morrison, President of one of the oldest and largest regional conservation organizations in the nation, the Natural Lands Trust, will receive Chester County 2020’s annual Citizen Planner of the Year Award.

“This award is a great honor, both personally and for Natural Lands Trust,” said Morrison. “I am very proud of the work we do to save land, steward natural resources, and connect people to nature. I share this award wholeheartedly with my talented staff as well as the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and members of Natural Lands Trust, whose support is integral to our successes.”

For more information on Chester County 2020, see here.