At the Board of Supervisors Meeting on March 21, 2022, the Board recognized Township Manager, Jim Wendelgass, and his many years of service. Below is the statement from the township. Jim will be greatly missed by all who have worked with him. Happy Retirement, Jim!
Jim Wendelgass is retiring as West Pikeland Township Manger after having worked and volunteered in local government for thirty years. After earning his undergraduate degree in Social Services and Psychology, with a minor in Chemistry at Syracuse University, he then went on to Case Western Reserve University to earn his law degree. He worked as the Assistant General Counsel of Commodore Computers and the General Counsel at Envirosafe. In 1986, Jim and his wife Sharon moved to a farm in Chester County. As a volunteer in his township, Jim was a member of the Open Space Advisory Committee, the Land Trust, the Environmental Advisory Council, and the Planning Commission. In 2004, Jim became the West Vincent Township Manager, a position he held until 2016. He was then hired at West Pikeland Township as Township Manager. While working at West Pikeland Township, Jim was instrumental in developing the Walnut Lane Park, constructing the township salt shed, repairing the Pine Creek Bridge, building the Horseshoe Trail Road Bridge and guiding the township through many years of road repairs, stormwater issues, hurricanes, equipment malfunctions, resident engagements, staff questions, and a fire at the Palmer Barn in Pine Creek Park. Throughout his years at West Pikeland Township, Jim has been a steadfast cornerstone for the Supervisors, staff and residents in our township.