Carolyn Comitta, M. Ed.

Vice President & C.F.O.

Carolyn is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at TCA. In this capacity, Carolyn is an integral member of the TCA team, providing experienced leadership based in a strong commitment to the planning and design field, environmental sustainability, education, and public health.

Carolyn’s professional background is in education. She continues to serve as a mentor to students, and since 1992 has organized the attendance of over 2000 local students at the annual Health and Environment Conference at the United Nations.

As two-term Mayor of West Chester, PA, member of Borough Council, the National League of Cities and PA Municipal League, and through decades of participation in local, state, national and international organizations, Carolyn has gained a deep and broad knowledge of public policy and governance that is of great benefit to TCA’s public and private clients.

At TCA, Carolyn is engaged in business operations, client relations, and strategic visioning. Together with her husband Tom and our highly competent and dedicated staff, she strives to serve TCA’s diverse clients with professionalism, integrity and care.

Education

Master of Science, Education
Widener University
1989
Bachelor of Science, Education
West Chester State College
01974

Experience

Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc. Town Planners & Landscape Architects
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
West Chester, PA
1990 - Present
Octorara School District
Educator/Teacher, Curriculum Specialist
Chester County, PA
1974-1985

Awards & Certifications

Martin Luther King Commemorative Society Drum Major for Justice Award
2015
Chester County March of Dimes Women of Achievement Award
2015
Marine Corps League Distinguished Citizen Award
2014
Commencement Speaker
West Chester University Graduate School, 2013
WCU Distinguished Alumni Award
2011
Bayard Rustin Award for Social Justice
WCU LBGTQU, 2011
Main Line Today "Top 20 Women on the Move"
2011

Memberships/Affiliations

Mayor of West Chester, 2010 - present
West Chester Borough Council, 2006 - 2010
World Information Transfer, Inc.
In General Consultative Status with the UN
North American Regional Director, 1998 - 2009
Treasurer, Board of Directors, 1995 - present
National League of Cities, 2006 - present
Leadership Training Council, Vice Chair 2009-10
Pennsylvania Municipal League, 2006 - present
Board of Directors, 2014 - present
Community Campus Coalition, West Chester
Co-Chair, 2008 - present
Brandywine Valley Scenic By-Ways Commission
Appointed Member, Advisory Group, 2013
Appointed Member:
Chester County Planning Commission
Public Transportation Plan Task Force, 2014
K. Kovshevych Foundation (KKF)
Treasurer, Board of Directors, 2005 - present
Featured Writer:
Chester County Women’s Journal

Select Projects

Health & Environment Conference, United Nations Conference Organizer/Student Facilitator
1992 - present
UN Conference on Environment & Development
Rio de Janeiro, 1992
UN Conference on Population and Development
Cairo, 1994
UN Conference on Human Settlements
Istanbul, 1996

Community Involvement

West Chester Film Festival Advisory Board
2006 - present
West Chester University College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean’s Advisory Board
2007 - present
American Association of University Women
League of Women Voters
Rotary Club of West Chester
Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce
Honorary Member, Marine Corps League
2014 - present