Marta Driscoll is running for Chester Heights Borough Council. Marta is a financial professional with more than 20 years’ experience in financial planning and analysis. She values local government accountability and communication.
Marta was on the Borough Council in 2016 and 2017 and served as Chair of the Insurance and Finance Committee. She is familiar with the borough’s need for a sound financial plan.
Marta believes that Borough Council should fund critical local services while maintaining low taxes and a fiscally responsible, balanced budget. She understands the borough cannot continue to balance budgets on the back of windfall transfer taxes and booming development. She proposes developing a 10-year capital plan based on a buildout projection of the borough zoning. She would also like to see a stronger legacy plan and structure for borough employees and council, with each role having a job description including well-defined roles for each borough committee.
Marta advocates for both open space and responsible development that is consistent with the community values of Chester Heights.
Marta currently serves the community as an administrative member of the Chester Heights Fire Company, where she contributed by developing a grant-compliant procurement policy, created a format for financial reporting, and designed the CHFC newsletter.
As a community advocate, in 2018 Marta co-founded the Chester Heights Neighbors’ Alliance (CHNA). The CHNA runs PennDOT’s Adopt-a-Highway program along Valleybrook Road, organizes an annual giving event, and maintains an informative community website. Marta researched and wrote the Moments in History series of articles in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the borough.
Marta was born in Poland and arrived in America in 1986. She was sworn in as a US citizen in September 1993. After graduating with a B.S. in accounting from Rosemont College, she lived in the greater Philadelphia area, working as a financial analyst and senior account specialist for a large multinational firm. In 2009, she became a partner in an agency that provides tax accounting and insurance services to individuals and small businesses. In 2018, Marta divested her partnership from that business and opted for a new line of work, as a grant analyst at the University of Delaware. She maintains her registration with the IRS and remains a silent partner in a tax preparation business.
Marta’s love of historic homes brought her to Chester Heights in 2015, where she lives with her husband, Pete, and their four children in a circa-1800 farmhouse. The children attend the local public schools.