TreeVitalize Program


The Shade Tree commission will continue its partnership with The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to participate in The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources TreeVitalize Program.  This program makes high quality, bare root, ready to plant shade trees available for a nominal fee.Over the last few years this partnership along with the participation of Malvern residents and the Borough covering the cost, has made it possible for over 175 trees to be planted throughout the Borough.

What’s in it for you?  FREE TREES!  If you are a borough resident interested in a tree for your property this Spring, please email the STC at: We will have small, medium and large trees available.  They will include cherries, redbuds, tree lilacs, yellowwoods, maples, sweet gums, elms, oaks and lindens.    This offer is a first come, first serve basis, so please contact us before February 1st.  Tree orders, size and species selection, instructions for planting and delivery dates are communicated to interested residents.

We owe a special thanks to our Public Works Department for the pick-up in Philadelphia and delivering these trees to our residents. Together we are continuing to keep Malvern green and providing lovely streetscapes.

Please note:

To learn more about the TreeVitalize program, visit the links below.

Free Event- Suicide Prevention Training

Malvern Library

Suicide Prevention Training

January 28th 2020 at 6pm

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. This evidence-based training prepares you to perform QPR with confidence and ease. Registration is preferred, walk ins are welcome. If the library is closed due to snow the program will then be held on Feb. 11, 2020.


QPR Suicide Prevention

Smart 911

Smart 911

Smart 911 is a completely secure and private website.  Residents control what information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in an emergency situation. The safety profile enables faster and more effective emergency response by law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services.

The Smart 911 platform provides tools that save critical time in an emergency, when mere seconds can make a big difference. The additional information helps the 9-1-1 call takers know exact locations and what assistance is needed, often at a time when the person calling 9-1-1 may not be able to communicate those details. Residents can customize their profile and share any information they want the 9-1-1 call taker and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. The information is seen only when the resident dials 9-1-1 and it is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing him or her to send the right response team to the right location with the right information. The information then disappears after 1 hour, this way no information is stored to be given out at a later time.

With Smart 911, county residents can link both home and work addresses to mobile phones, which can be passed on to responders in the field for a more detailed, rapid response. Additional information, including pets in the home, vehicle details in the event of an accident, and emergency contacts can all be included in the safety profile. All information is optional and anyone registering can choose what information he or she wants to include.

Once a Smart 911 profile is created, it can appear in any 9-1-1 center throughout the nation that uses the system. So if a resident of Chester County is involved in an emergency situation in another municipality that uses Smart 911, the safety profile information will appear on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen when the emergency call is made.

To sign up, visit

New 2-1-1 Homeless Call Center

New 2-1-1 Homeless Call Center

The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) is excited to announce that on Thursday, December 12, 2019 the new 2-1-1 Homeless Coordinated Entry Call Center will be operational.

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Chester County should call 2-1-1 for assistance.

Call Center services will be administered by Pennsylvania’s 2-1-1 system via a contract with the United Way of Chester County.

2-1-1 services will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Retierment- Ann Novelli


It is with both happiness and sadness that I must announce the retirement of Anne Novelli after 35 years of service to the Malvern Police Department and the people of our Borough.

Malvern is a special place and no one reflects the character of our community more than Anne. Born and raised in the Borough and then raising her own family here with her late husband, Joe, she has always put helping others and making our town better first. That is why so many know her as “Mrs. Malvern.”

A dedicated member of the Police Department, Anne has given selflessly whenever something is needed. From cancelling planned vacations to rushing into the office for an emergency, she is always there.

Most important is Anne’s commitment to the men and women of the Malvern PD. She is considered by many to be the “police mom” to all, her care and worry for the members of our force are endless.

Anne’s spirit, kind nature and commitment are irreplaceable and we will be sad to see her go. The department is happy for the future that lays before her, and wish her the very best in all she does in retirement.

The members of Malvern Police wish you well Anne, and want you to know you will always be welcome here.

Spotted Lanternfly

Cindy Fry Design
Cindy Fry Design

Questions about Spotted Lanternfly’s? Looking for more information? Want to learn about what you can do as a resident or homeowner?

Make sure to visit our “Spotted Lanternfly” page under the “Community Resources”


Empty Your Medicine Cabinet

The Malvern Borough Police Department has placed a drop-off box for prescription and OTC drugs, located on the same level of the library, inside the stairwell that leads to the Borough Administration Office/Public Meeting Room.

ACCEPTED:  Prescription Medication / Over-the-counter medications.

NOT ACCEPTED:  Illegal drugs, Needles, Aerosol Cans, Lotions/Liquids, and Inhalers