Tredyffrin Township resident Marian Moskowitz has announced that she will seek the Democratic party nomination for the Chester County Board of Commissioners.
Moskowitz, the Vice Chair of the Chester County Economic Development Council, has a long and distinguished career as a businesswoman, responsible local real estate developer, and philanthropist. She and her husband Dave created the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, having transformed the old manufacturing facility into a highly-regarded educational, corporate, and recreational facility.
“I value Chester County and all the opportunities it offered me and my family,” Moskowitz said. “I want to ensure that those opportunities are available to current and future generations of residents who care about fairness, sustainability, good jobs, quality of life, and the dignity of all.”
As someone who could not afford to attend college full-time, Moskowitz started her first business as a single mother, selling leather goods at an indoor flea market, while also working toward her degree. She and her family moved to Chester County in 1984, and the entrepreneur has since operated several small businesses.
In 2015, Franklin Commons garnered her the Schuylkill River Heritage Center Award.
Gov. Tom Wolf appointed Moskowitz to serve as Commissioner on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education in 2017, and the Delaware River Port Authority where she served from 2015-2017.
Before that, she was awarded the Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2011 from the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce and the Ellen Ann Roberts Achievement Award for Excellence in the Field of Business from the March of Dimes.
“Chester is the best county to live in, yet there are still community issues we need to address, such as the opioid crisis, improving our transportation options, keeping our agricultural community financially healthy, and addressing needs in communities that are working to revitalize,” Moskowitz said.
Marian and her husband Dave have lived in Chester County since 1984. They raised five children and now have five grandchildren.
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