Office of the Mayor
It is always an honor and privilege to write to you about the Borough of Phoenixville. I didn’t think it was possible to fall more in love with our community, but these first months in office have proven me wrong. Phoenixville is a dynamic community filled with amazing people, who give of their time, talents and treasure to ensure we have an incredible place to call home.
In addition to extraordinary citizens, we have more than 100 people who dedicate their professional lives, in numerous capacities, to the Borough and its residents. Although they often work behind the scenes our high quality of life is a direct result of their tireless efforts. This is no small task, in a Borough that is almost four-square miles, containing some 46 miles of roadways, 1,500 street lights and hosts countless events throughout the year. Everything from our public safety to the water we drink, the roads we drive on and fields we play on are maintained and delivered to us, by these dedicated individuals. Please take time to celebrate and thank all our Borough Employees for their contributions.
One of the main responsibilities of a Mayor is to work with the Police Department, in fact, my office is in the Police Department. I can’t even begin to tell you how impressed I am with these fearless men and women. It is truly a unique honor to work alongside these heroes every day. In Phoenixville, we are fortunate to have a team of remarkable officers who enforce the law, while maintaining the human dignity and respect of all those they interact with.
As a community, we have come a long way, in a relatively short amount of time! With this extraordinary revitalization comes extraordinary responsibility. We must continue to ensue that everyone in Phoenixville has a place, to live with dignity. As an inclusive community we are dedicated to caring for our neighbors. We are doing this through our work on affordable housing, through expanded educational programs around addiction and mental health and through programming focused on our youth.
I want to personally invite each of you to join me and be involved in our community. Phoenixville’s success requires each of us to serve in whatever way we can. Whether it’s helping a neighbor shovel snow, volunteering for a local organization or serving on one of our boards or commissions, each moment you dedicate to Phoenixville and our people, ensures that, as a community, we will rise together.
We live in a turbulent world, but just as Phoenixville’s factories once produced the steel that elevated major structures, so now, we must produce the love to elevate our neighbors and our Phoenixville community.
Yours In Service,
Mayor Peter J. Urscheler