Borough Council president to resign
Ellen Koopman took position in January
WEST CHESTER >> Borough Council President Ellen B. Koopman announced her intent to resign from her position in the near future at the Nov. 16 borough council meeting.
Koopman, who represents Ward Seven, took the position of council president in January this year, and has been on borough council since 2013.
“It was, and has been challenging,” Koopman said. “But highly rewarding.”
She said she was resigning in order to spend more time with her family, including her 1-year-old daughter and a child she is expecting to have in the new year. She plans to resign in mid-December.
When asked if she would consider running for borough council again, she said “it’s certainly possible, but nothing is set in stone.”
Koopman said her two most memorable moments on borough council were when the borough settled litigation with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer, and when the borough acquired the Barclay Grounds.
Council has 30 days to appoint a replacement to fill Koopman’s position after she leaves.
According to the borough’s home-rule charter, a “qualified person” must be a registered voter, a resident in their ward for at least one year prior to taking office, and stay a resident of their ward during their time in office.
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