In The News
Fiscal Responsibility and Good Governance
Most recently, Downingtown council discussed its 2019 proposed $11.9 M budget. This is the seventh consecutive year without a tax increase. The budget includes funds from parking costs for the Green Street crosswalk, a project being led by Josh after senior citizens asked him for help to make it safer for the seniors to cross the street near the Kardon Park entrance.
Standing Up To President Trump
In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump tweeted disparaging remarks about an abandoned industrial site in Downingtown—little knowing that Josh and the borough council had big plans to transform it into a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified mixed-use and transit-oriented development by bringing in a $224 million dollar investment.
Josh is proud to have stood up against Trump's lies about Downingtown and its future, and to have shown what a small town can do when it pulls together to rebuild and reuse.
Community Events and Leadership
As mayor, Josh knows the power of a dedicated community, and has helped found, organize, facilitate, and run everything from citizens' awards to community cleanups to vigils and rallies.
About 50 Downingtown area residents helped clean up the Lindley Hill Cemetery, the final resting place of many African-American Civil War soldiers. Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell organized the clean-up with leaders from Bethel AME Church and reached out to community members to volunteer their help.
Honoring Downingtown Police Chief McGowan
Activism on Gender-Based Violence
Josh is a proud ally to all affected by gender-based and domestic violence, and has held fundraisers and attended rallies to put an end to all such crimes in Chester County.