PhD, Vice President for Economic Development with York County Economic Alliance
Silas Chamberlin, PhD, is vice president for economic development at the York County Economic Alliance. Silas previously served as CEO of Downtown Inc, executive director of the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area, and in regional leadership roles with DCNR and the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Fostering the development of trails and their stewardship has been a defining aspect of his career. Silas’s book, On the Trail: A History of American Hiking was published by Yale University Press in 2016, and his research on rail trails has been published by Landscape Architecture Magazine and other national publications. In 2015, Silas received a state trail advocacy award from American Trails, for his work to advance trails in Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD in environmental history from Lehigh University, and certificate in real estate development from Cornell University.
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