Mayor Herrin Biography

Dianne Herrin took her oath of office as West Chester’s Mayor on January 2, 2018, after winning 73% of the vote in the 2017 general election.

For 15 years, Dianne has served the Borough as Chair or member of several committees - including the Comprehensive Plan Task Force, the Sustainability Advisory Committee, BLUER, and the Shade Tree Commission. During this time she has also effectively advocated for quality of life issues impacting residents. In 2007 she led a successful effort to keep building heights in the downtown reasonable and help preserve the historic brand that makes West Chester so special. In 2015, she led the effort to pass the Environmental Community Bill of Rights ballot measure which citizens also passed with 73% of the vote. The Bill of Rights modified the Borough’s Home Rule Charter to enumerate our right to a life- sustaining, clean environment and set the foundation for West Chester’s current effort to achieve a 100% renewable electricity community by 2035 and a 100% renewable energy future by 2050.

Dianne is committed to ensuring effective communications with residents and business owners, and she works to help unite our diverse community behind our shared aspirations and through creative problem-solving.

Dianne Herrin has been married for 31 years and has raised two sons in the Borough and in the West Chester Area School District. She is Vice President of Practical Energy Solutions, a Borough-based commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting firm serving school districts, municipalities, and commercial businesses throughout the Philadelphia region.

Mayor’s Office Hours: 

Tuesdays: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays: 9 a.m. to Noon

Mayor Dianne Herrin encourages residents to take advantage of her office hours by scheduling an appointment. Please call 610-696-4930 to schedule.

Address: 401 East Gay Street - West Chester, PA 19380

To read Mayor Herrin’s Borough Briefs newsletter, visit Mayor Dianne Herrin's website.