Elected in 2010, Carolyn Comitta is serving her second term as Mayor of the Borough of West Chester, PA. Prior to being elected as Mayor, she served as a West Chester Borough Council Member from 2006-2009. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Municipal League's (PML) Board of Directors, the Legislative Committee, and the Coalition for Sustainable Communities, and serves as Chair of the PML University Community Network.
Mayor Comitta is Vice President and CFO of Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc., Town Planners & Landscape Architects, serving municipalities since 1980. She served as a special and gifted education teacher and curriculum specialist in the Octorara Area School District from 1974-1985. Since 1988, she has served on the Board of Directors of World Information Transfer, Inc., a non-profit, educational non-governmental organization in general consultative status at the United Nations, focused on health and environment.
Mayor Comitta's memberships include the Rotary Club of West Chester, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the League of Women Voters of Chester County. She serves on West Chester University's (WCU) External Advisory Board for the Master of Public Affairs, WCU's Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Visual and Perfoming Arts, is a 2015 Founding Member of WCU's Center for Community Solutions Advisory Team, and serves on the Board of the West Chester Area Education Foundation. In October of 2015, Mayor Comitta was the recipient of the March of Dimes Chester County "Women of Achievement" Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Service.
Mayor Comitta is an alumna of West Chester State College with a BS in Education and earned her Master of Education from Widener University.