Coatesville Manager Discusses Importance of Diversity, Inclusion and Transparency

James Logan Appointed City Manager for City of CoatesvilleJames Logan, City of Coatesville Manager

COATESVILLE, PA — James Logan, City of Coatesville Manager, recently stated that the City has been very present in local news sources lately and that these positive articles have truly supported Coatesville in driving forward.

Additionally, the City Manager is also highlighting the importance of diversity, inclusion and transparency as the City moves the community forward, after a year where the Black Lives movement has brought forward concerns in our society. He stated that these issues affect the way organizations operate and are issues are at our front door.

Logan expressed that local residents want to know what the City is doing to address these issues, which speaks to the change needed in the way people do business and the way communities are governed.

One of the projects Coatesville has arranged is to begin looking at these issues very intently and partner with others to develop programs that will help the community grow together.

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“I encourage all municipal leaders to open the doors and invite residents in to see what you’re doing. When we become more transparent, we certainly will move in a good direction,” said Logan.

Coatesville has multiple Opportunity Zone projects operating at the moment, including NTH Solutions owned by Susan Springsteen on 190 west Lincoln Highway. NTH Solutions is a light manufacturing, tech company and incubator accelerator.

Additionally, Activated Capital is conducting 5 different projects that touch on revitalizing existing buildings, open space and residential projects.

The Coatesville train station project, on 3rd, 4th and Fleetwood, anticipates construction to begin by the end of 2021.

2nd Century Alliance recently held four successful Opportunity Zone symposiums to provide investors with insight on prospective opportunities in the City.

Newly, Chip Huston has been assigned the position of Assistant City Manager.

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Logan stated, in conclusion, that Coatesville is rising and thanked the many individuals for being very supportive of what they are doing in the improve the City and the lives of residents.

Originally Published: Jan 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Updated on: Jan 19, 2021 at 5:45 PM
Correction: The original version of this article referred to James Logan is referred to as “mayor”. The article starts with his correct title and then referred to him as mayor throughout. James is not mayor, his title is City Manager.

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