Mayor Peter Urscheler was sworn into Office on January 2, 2018 by Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge Anthony Sarcione.
As Mayor, Urscheler oversees a 31-person police force which serves over 17,500 residents. He has worked to champion several causes including affordable housing, increased services for senior citizens, public transportation, reducing the educational attainment gap for economically disadvantaged families, total equality protections, and environmental sustainability.
Urscheler studied Marketing and Management Information Systems and holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Urscheler, a first-generation American, grew up in Tavares, Florida and attended Tavares High School.
In June 2019, Mayor Urscheler was named one of the Nation’s Ten Outstanding Young Americans by JCI USA. The annual award seeks to recognize the accomplishments of 10 young people who are truly outstanding in the areas of business or entrepreneurial accomplishment, political achievement, humanitarian, or voluntary leadership. Previous award recipients have included Arthur Ashe, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Dick Cheney, Wayne Newton, Elvis Presley and Ruth Riley.
In addition to his duties as Mayor, Urscheler serves on the Board of Directors for the HOBY PA East Youth Leadership Conference, Phoenixville Area Senior Center and Schuylkill River Heritage Center. He is also a recognized champion of the United Nations Foundation, Nothing But Net’s Campaign.
Urscheler is past president of both the Phoenixville and Pennsylvania Jaycees. He lives in Historic Downtown Phoenixville with his two dogs Ian and Ina.