John Gillespie, Secretary

John was appointed to the Delaware County Planning Commission in January 2019 and named Secretary in 2021.

John has a long history of public service. He has been a resident of Concord Township for the past 21 years where he has served on the Township Planning commission, and is now in his third term on the Township Council, presently serving as Vice President. He also held appointments to the Board of View and COSA Advisory Council in Delaware County.

After serving in the Army during the Vietnam era, he graduated from Drexel University in Civil Engineering. He worked at Pennoni Associates for 32 years, retiring as Vice President. During his time there, he served as Municipal Engineer for 17 municipalities in Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties and he is a licensed Professional Engineer in two states. 

John has received numerous awards in Engineering from Drexel University and Professional Societies culminating with Engineer of the Year in Delaware County in 1997.

In addition to his township duties he helps with the management of his son’s fitness business, and volunteers with AARP and Riddle Memorial Hospital.

John's hobbies are supporting the Philadelphia sports teams, and international travel. He is married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

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