After eight years of outstanding service, Carolyn Comitta has resigned from her position as Mayor of the Borough of West Chester. The resignation comes as a result of her new position as State Representative for Birmingham Township and District 156. Since her swearing in early January, 2017, she has served in the dual roles of State Representative and Mayor due to issues concerning the reorganization of the West Chester Police Department that she wanted to oversee and a number of projects that she hoped to see through to their conclusion. Mayor Comitta stated that to leave with important tasks undone that her and the Police Chief, Scott Bohn, have worked on so diligently over the past seven years would put their progress at risk.
In her role as Mayor, Ms. Comitta has overseen Police Administration and has had an important part in recently promoting several officers and the interviewing/hiring of new officers. Of great importance in her role as Mayor has been to hire excellent Police Officers to the West Chester Police Department, of which she is very proud. Mention the West Chester Police Department and her face immediately lights up with pride and admiration for the excellent job our officers do every day.
In her final speech during the March 15th West Chester Borough Council meeting, immediately following a Police Awards Ceremony recognizing several officers for outstanding service, she commented that what makes our great community thrive is the people that work so hard on so many levels and come together as one, for the benefit of all! We need to continue to stay strong, no matter what diversity comes along or gets in our way. Our strengths are who we are and what we can continue to accomplish together.
Mayor Comitta was presented a plaque by the West Chester Police Department thanking her for her outstanding service to the department and memorializing her "Mayor" badge that she wore proudly to every Council meeting and Borough gathering. As well, the plaque included a key with the Borough logo stamped on it that recognized Mayor Comitta as an important "key" to the success of the Police Department.
Mark Yoder, President of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, also presented the Mayor with an award commending her as an "honorary" Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. He stated his pleasure in working with Mayor Comitta for so many years and admiration for all that she has done throughout the Borough community.
Thank you, Mayor Comitta - "from the hearts and soul of the West Chester Police Department" and good luck in your new position. You will be missed!!