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West Chester's public information team is prepared to respond to requests for information and work within tight deadlines to support our local media organizations.. Working with the media is critical to successful communication with the general public. West Chester's communications team works with the media to ensure accuracy and transparency in a responsive manner. Please contact us first for information or to schedule an interview with a subject expert from our team of professional public servants. Media contact.

West Chester Township restricts visitors to offices

Post Date:03/17/2020 12:03 PM

West Chester Township staff continues to work while visitors to Township offices are limited. Staff is available to answer questions and assist, but please call the appropriate department or general number, 513-777-5900, before visiting.

West Chester is maintaining its operations with some modifications for the safety of the public and staff. People with questions, concerns, and/or business to conduct with the Township; should first reach out by phone or email.

Our general number is 513-777-5900. Individual department numbers and emails can be found in the online staff directory. We are committed to finding creative solutions to conducting Township business during this challenging time.

Public safety services provided by Police, Fire & EMS, and 911 Dispatch will not be interrupted during this time, and special protocols will be put in place for staffing and response.

RELATED: List of Township events canceled or postponed

Please plan for the following changes to non-essential services and operations:

  • Public safety departments will postpone non-essential public appearances, community outreach, facility tours, etc.
  • Park facilities remain open to the public. Restrooms at Beckett Park are available and Keehner Park restrooms will be opened mid-April as usual and weather permitting.

The West Chester Fire Department continues to work with the Butler County Health Department and local public safety officials to monitor the situation in our community. West Chester will communicate critical information about local response through its website, electronic newsletter and official social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and

Questions or concerns may also be directed to Township officials. Find a complete staff directory online at

Dial 911 in an emergency. 

Official public meetings are expected to convene as scheduled, but please visit the homepage of the website for updates and additional options for being a part of the meeting. West Chester TV broadcasts the live-to-tape meetings on Spectrum and posts meeting videos to Vimeo. Find an archive of meeting videos, agendas and meeting minutes on the Township website.

For the latest news on COVID-19 and steps to take to manage health risks and concerns, it is always best to seek information from official sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Butler County Health Department.

With questions or concerns about your personal health and wellbeing, contact your primary care provider or call or the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

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