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Township honors volunteer

12/22/2015 01:40PM ● By Richard Gaw

By Richard L. Gaw, Staff Writer

To look at the photographs, events and records of Kennett Township dating back several years, the names, deeds and faces of those normally present in that history form the backbone of what has made the township one of the most well-functioning municipalities not only in Chester County, but in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

One of those individuals who appears often in thee annals is David Shepherd, a long-time member of the township's planning and historic commissions, who was honored at the township's board of supervisors' meeting on Dec. 16 for his many years of dedication.

"Those of you who have seen the business of the township run over a great number of years, both at the planing commission level and the historic commission level, know that David has brought an impactful influence on what happens in this township," said board chairman Scudder Stevens. "We are deeply sorry that he felt it necessary to resign at the end of this year, so we wanted to have a moment to recognize David for how important he has been to this township, and how much we respect him and value him."

Shepherd, who was joined by his wife, Vivian and son, John, thanked the township for allowing him the opportunity to serve on the commissions, particularly thanking the board of supervisors; the township staff, including Township Manager Lisa Moore; and his fellow commission members, whom he referred to as "kind, helpful and thoughtful."

"All in all, it's been a wonderful and challenging experience," Shepherd said.

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