Lizza now full-time township manager

Judy Lizza, is no longer the interim township manager for Chadds Ford Township. Remove the word interim. She is now the permanent manager.

Chadds Ford Township Manager Judy Lizza

Chadds Ford Township Manager Judy Lizza

Supervisor Deborah Love made the announcement via e-mail on July 27, saying Lizza was one of 25 applicants for the position.

“In the passed six months as interim she has fulfilled her professional duties successfully and helped to improve our township,” Love said.

“I’m excited to be here full-time to serve the residents of Chadds Ford Township and look forward to working on a number of projects,” Lizza said.

She has no specific project in mind, but there is one general project, that being to improve communication so specific projects can be developed properly.

“It’s a matter of growing with the community and continue the interaction of business, township residents and communication to develop projects together. I’d like to improve that communication level,” she said.

Lizza was formerly a legislative liaison for state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160, of Boothwyn. She worked predominantly on Pennsylvania Department of Transportation projects affecting Chadds Ford, Birmingham, Pocopson and Thornbury, Chester County, townships.

In 2006 she became the township manager for Upper Chichester, and stayed there until 2012.

Lizza was initially chosen to fill in for Joe Barakat when the latter resigned the manager’s position in December.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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