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Chester County Press

Oxford Borough awarded funding for strategic management and planning

Oxford Borough was awarded state funding to improve operations and deliver services more efficiently and effectively.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) recently approved $120,000 in grant funding through its Strategic Management Planning Program (STMP) for the borough. The funding will support Oxford entering Phase 2 of the program, which includes software and IT upgrades.

“As a former mayor and borough council member, I know how hard our local leaders and officials work to serve our communities with limited resources. This funding will help Oxford overcome organizational challenges and operate at top capability through better planning, management, and economies,” said State Sen. Carolyn Comitta, who serves on the Senate Local Government Committee and the Pennsylvania Local Government Commission. “I applaud Oxford Borough for taking on this effort in the interest of good government and providing effective, reliable services to constituents and business.”

“The Strategic Management Planning Program has been invaluable to Oxford, as we work to make informed decisions and improve the Borough’s finances and operations,” said Kathryn Cloyd, Council President. “Phase 1 provided us the opportunity to carefully evaluate all Borough departments to identify inefficiencies. This STMP Phase 2 funding will now enable us to improve, and reduce the cost to deliver, services to our residents. We thank DCED and our state legislators for supporting us through this process.” 

“Governor Shapiro is committed to making Pennsylvania’s communities better places to live and work, and we applaud the growth demonstrated by Oxford Borough,” said Secretary Rick Siger, of the Department of Community and Economic Development. “The STMP is an important tool in the Commonwealth’s efforts to create fiscal strength for a municipality. Funding for programs like this one significantly improve the capability of local governments to deliver services more efficiently and effectively, and to promote growth and community improvements.”

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