Kennett Square Borough

Kennett Square Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Ordinance No. 935

Adopted: March 6, 2017


Local Latinx community leaders began organizing for this ordinance in late 2016 through Kennett Square’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. The commission’s Chair, Mayra Zavala, helped spearhead this effort with Borough Council members. While several community members spoke out against the ordinance, largely calling for it to be an issue handled by the state, there was an outpouring of support from the broader community the council meetings leading up to the final vote. Over 100 community members attended the council meeting where the ordinance was unanimously adopted.

Council member Wayne Braffman helped lead efforts within the borough council. Mayor Matthew Fetick is an openly gay man and signed the ordinance into effect.


In the News

Kennett Square poised to adopt sweeping new anti-discrimination law
Kennett Paper (January 24, 2017)

Kennett Square Borough takes a stand against discrimination
Chester County Press (March 7, 2017)

Hundreds applaud as Kennett Square adopts sweeping new anti-discrimination law
Daily Local (March 7, 2017)

Kennett Sq. enacts anti-discrimination ordinance
Unionville Times (March 7, 2017)

Kennett Square Unanimously Passes Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Vista Today (March 8, 2017)

Local nondiscrimination ordinances see progress, roadblocks
Philadelphia Gay News (March 16, 2017)

Kennett Square Non-discrimination Ordinance Approved, Johnstown Sees Roadblocks
OutWord.Today (March 24, 2017)


Kennett Square Human Relations Commission