REGION: C (Chadds Ford & Pennsbury Townships)
Jody Allen, elected to the Board in 2023, attended Chadds Ford Elementary School and Unionville Middle School before graduating from Tower Hill School. After earning a BA in Biology from Brown University, Jody returned to Chadds Ford and began his 20+ year career with Barnes & Noble by opening the original store in the Concord Mall. He then managed several B&N stores in New York City before opening the company’s new flagship store in Manhattan, which he ran for seven years until moving to Morocco where his daughter was born. He and his wife Melissa moved back to Chadds Ford to raise their daughter who is a student at Chadds Ford Elementary School.
Having grown up in Chadds Ford, Jody appreciates our top-notch school district, beautiful open spaces, rich history, and strong cultural institutions. Since returning home in 2018, he has been very active in local community organizations, serving as a Judge of Elections until he ran for UCFSD School Board. He also serves as a Board Director and the Treasurer of the Chadds Ford Township Residents Association, where he has organized events such as the semi-annual roadside clean-up, Citizen of the Year award ceremonies, Township holiday tree lighting and decorating events, and the first-ever flag retirement ceremony held at the Brandywine Battlefield Park.
Jody Allen - Region C (Chadds Ford, Pennsbury Townships)