Sunday, May 22, 2016

Batdorf Leaving Pottstown for West Vincent

Erica Batdorf
It looks like Pottstown is going to have to find a new assistant borough manager.

The crack investigative team at The Digital Notebook has confirmed that Erica Batdorf, who first took the job as Erica Weekely, is moving on to greener pastures.

How do we know?

She told us when we asked. Sometimes things work out that way.

Batdorf is taking the job of Township Manager in Chester County's West Vincent Township.

And the borough is not wasting any time. The advertisement to find her replacement is already in circulation.

Batdorf first took the past in January of 2013 after the borough had gone several years without any assistant borough manager at all.

And like her predecessor Dave Forest, her primary responsibilities had to do with transportation, overseeing operations at Pottstown Municipal Airport as well as the PART bus system.

She also spearheaded efforts to get the free bike share program, Bike Pottstown, in place and racks put on PART buses so the bikes can be carried along the route.

Batdorf, who got married last year, also helped the borough and Pottstown School District obtain state grants for the Safe Routes to School program that will create more bike lanes in town, as well as the "walking school bus" system now being used by Rupert Elementary School.

That expertise in transportation recently had her tapped to become a board member of Communities in Motion, a Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association Foundation.

Good luck Erica, we'll miss you.

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