Wednesday, December 10, 2014


CHESTER, PA- Mayor John A. Linder will present two awards of Outstanding Civic Contribution to the Chester City Community during the regularly scheduled evening City Council Meeting 7PM Wednesday, December 10th 2014. Khalil Williams, a junior communication studies major at Widener University recently contributed to the production and editing of the inaugural issue of Chester Magazine, a publication entirely focused on city business, industry, and culture. Students researched within the city, produced and edited stories, and designed the layout over a two-semester period. Chester Magazine is currently in print available by request through the City of Chester Office of Communications. It also can be found online at 

Mr. Charles Thompson is a fourteen-year veteran coach and Executive Director of the Chester Panthers Athletic Association, a volunteer youth athletic league of three hundred children fully funded through fundraising efforts. The Chester Panthers boast eight Championship wins with seven in the past five years. The association has also garnered several PIAA Officials of Delaware County awards of sportsmanship for the exceptional performance of student athletes during competition. Ty Bush, head coach of the Panthers Senior Division has led the eldest athletes of the league to three consecutive undefeated seasons for a combined record of 31 and 0.

Both Widener communications student, Khalil Williams, and Director/Coach Charles Thompson are Chester natives who will receive the Mayor’s special recognition for their homegrown talents and impact they have had on their community.   

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