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Houlahan Invites Community to Public Service Town Hall and Resource Fair

This West Chester-based event will be Houlahan’s 84th town hall

WEST CHESTER, PA – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) invited constituents from Berks and Chester Counties to her 84th town hall at St. Paul's Baptist Church in West Chester on Saturday, March 16. The town hall will take place at 1 p.m. and will focus on public service. It will be followed by a resource fair at 2 p.m. The event will be moderated by Rev. Dr. Wayne E. Croft Sr., Pastor of St. Paul's Baptist Church, and will feature three panelists: Michael D. Smith, President of AmeriCorps, Captain Howard Crawford (ret. – USAF), Commander of American Legion Post 134 in West Chester, and Kelly Young, an AmeriCorps alum who works with LegalAid in West Chester. The moderator and panelists will join Houlahan for a question-and-answer session.


"As a veteran and a Corps member of AmeriCorps’ Teach for America program, I can say that my service experiences positively shaped who I am as a proud American and now a Member of Congress. Service organizations like our military and AmeriCorps make our communities whole and help us care for one another," said Houlahan. "That's why I was inspired to host this event to help members of our community who want to have a career in public service find opportunities that fit their passion and purpose. I hope to see neighbors of all ages come out for information and leave with a newfound understanding of how they can participate in public service."


Organizations participating in the resource fair:


  1. AmeriCorps
  2. AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program
  3. Chester County Dept. Of Human Services
  4. Chester County Sheriff’s Department
  5. Child Guidance Resource Centers
  6. Community Resource Corps Philadelphia
  7. Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
  8. Meals on Wheels, Chester County
  9. PA CareerLink® Chester County
  10. Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)
  11. RSVP – Your invitation to make a difference
  12. United Way of Chester County
  13. United States Air Force




Chrissy Houlahan, PA-06 Congresswoman

Dr. Wayne E. Croft Sr., Pastor of St. Paul's Baptist Church, Moderator

Michael D. Smith, President of AmeriCorps, Panelist

Cpt. Howard Crawford (ret. – USAF), Commander of American Legion Post 134



Public Service Town Hall and Resource Fair



Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m., Town Hall 1 p.m., Resource Fair 2 p.m.



Members of the community are encouraged to RSVP here to receive updates and help Houlahan’s office plan accordingly.


If members of the press are interested in attending, please let Aubrey Stuber know at by Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m.


Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator, and a nonprofit leader. She represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She is the recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award which “recognizes members who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward” and the Congressional Management Foundation’s 2022 Democracy Award for best Constituent Services in Congress.