Boards, Commissions, and Appointments

The City of Chester works together with internal organizations to effectively manage operations and focus on specific interests. The following tabs showcase comprehensive information on boards, commissions, appointments, and the status of internal positions and vacancies. We are committed to transparently displaying the city’s organizational structure and opportunities for community involvement.

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Chester Economic Development Authority (CEDA)
Bonita E. Taylor 12/31/2028
Frances Whittington                                                                           12/31/2027
Darrell Jones                                                                                         12/31/2026
Nasir Leach                                                                                           12/31/2025
Sam Williams                                                                                        12/31/2023
Rasheedah L. Meyers-Lee                                                                   12/31/2019
James Harper, Jr.                                                                                   12/31/2018

Total Seats: 7

Vacancies: 0

Board Link: https://www.ceda.cc/index.php/ceda-board

Chester Housing Authority (CHA)
MemberTerm End
Sheila Church12/31/2024
Tonya Warren12/31/2028
Roderick Powell12/31/2028
Catherine Feminella12/31/2024
Vacancies: 1*

Board Link: https://www.chesterha.org/board-of-commissioners.cfm

Chester Redevelopment Authority (CRA)

Janell Brown                                                                                         12/31/2027
Joan Neal                                                                                              12/31/2026
Jeon Foley                                                                                            12/31/2025
Roland Taylor                                                                                        12/31/2024
William “Rocky” Brown                                                                         12/31/2023

Total Seats: 5

Vacancies: 0

Chester Water Authority (CWA)

John Shelton, Sr.                                                                                    09/20/2017
Livia H. Smith                                                                                        09/20/2022
Leola Williams                                                                                       09/20/2022

Total Chester Seats: 3

Vacancies: 0

Board link: https://chesterwater.com/about/

Civil Service Commission

Martha Newman                                                                                   12/31/2016
Richard Dennis                                                                                      12/31/2015
Travis Thomas                                                                                       12/31/2025
William Jacobs, Esq. (Alternate)                                                             12/31/2025
Joseph Morse (Alternate)                                                                      12/31/2025

Total Seats: 3

Vacancies: 0

Planning Commission Members

Eartha Banks                                                                                         12/31/2026
Leola Williams                                                                                       12/31/2025
Susan Dennis                                                                                        12/31/2023
Harry Cottman                                                                                      12/31/2026
Shirlene Laws

Total Seats: 5?

Vacancies: 0

Stormwater Authority of Chester (SAC)
MemberTerm End
Livia H. Smith2026
Joan Neal2025
John Shelton, Sr.2028
William Riley2027
Susan Dennis2028
Elizabeth Williams2027
1 Vacant Seat*

Board Link: https://www.chesterstormwaterauthority.com/board-of-directors

Zoning Hearing Board
Michael Reed 12/31/2028
Edward Nelson 12/31/2027
Tiffany Beauford                                                                                    12/31/2025
Jamiel Cottman

Total Seats: 5

Vacancies: 1

Parking Authority
Thomas White 12/31/24

Total Seats: 5

Vacancies: 4