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Commemorating our 250th anniversary with inclusive programs that inspire Americans to renew and strengthen our daring experiment in democracy.

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On July 4, 2026, communities across the nation will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our great nation. Planning for celebrations and commemorations is underway NOW, at the federal, statewide, and local levels. On November 10, 2021, the Chester County Commissioners signed a resolution to create the Chester County America250 PA Commission (CC250).

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Mission, Vision &  Aims

Strategic Plan

CC250 Commission & Meetings


Mission, Vision &  Aims

CC250 Mission

To inspire and engage all our communities in commemoration of America's founding, connecting Chester County's stories to the nation's past, present, and future.

CC250 Vision

Chester County residents will take pride in the many contributions the County has made to developing and protecting American democracy and will be renewed in their desire to continue their commitment to building a more perfect union together.

CC250 Aims

To honor the boldness of our nation's founders, CC250 ambitiously envisions a 250th anniversary that promotes unity, education, and civic engagement.

This requires the participation of all throughout Chester County. This milestone anniversary gives each and every person the opportunity to strengthen common bonds, hear each other's voices, and re-dedicate ourselves to the ongoing pursuit of our country's founding principles on our continuing journey to form a more perfect union.

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Throughout Chester County, it is our hope that CC250 commemorations and celebrations will lead to these outcomes:

Strategic Plan

CC250's Strategic Plan guides the work of the Commission and its committees. Workplans are updated monthly. View the Executive Summary.

CC250's Overarching Goal is to promote interactive, inclusive, compelling experiences to commemorate and celebrate America’s 250th anniversary throughout 2026. CC250 initiatives shall help Chester County communities and visitors to:

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We will draw upon Chester County's unique array of Heritage Sites, combined with Community Events and compelling History and Civics Education initiatives, focusing on:

CC250 Commission

Bylaws of the CC250 Commission were adopted on July 12, 2022 and amended on December 7, 2023.

From time to time, there are openings on the CC250 Commission.

CC250 Commission Members

CC250 Ambassadors

CC250 Commission Meetings

June 6, 2024

Hybrid zoom — Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, 1600 Paoli Pike, Malvern 19355

September 5, 2024

Hybrid zoom — Chester County Planning Commission, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, Suite 270 Conference Room, West Chester PA 19380

November 7, 2024

Hybrid zoom — Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, 1600 Paoli Pike, Malvern 19355