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New Executive Director at Chester County Planning Commission

The Chester County Commissioners have appointed Brian O’Leary, AICP as Executive Director of the Chester County Planning Commission.  He joins the County on October 5th and replaces Ronald Bailey who retired earlier this year. O’Leary has nearly 30 years of public planning experience with Montgomery County Planning Commission, and his move to Chester County follows   

The Commissioner

The Commissioner Planning Tools Commissioners Online — Carolyn TormaTorma is APA’s director of education and citizen engagement and the editor of The Commissioner. Online education has blossomed. Whether you want to pursue a ­college education or learn to bake a cake, the Internet provides a wealth of choices. Once regarded as the repository for everyone’s   

Media recognized as a great place to live

The appeal of the borough as a place to live, work and place is not lost on the 5,000 residents or those who visit. But it has now been recognized by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association in its Great Places program. Borough council received the award at the August meeting with the   

Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Speaker Series

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SPEAKER SERIES Free event, sponsored by the Lancaster County Planning Commission and the Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Where: Room 102, Lancaster Government Center, 150 North Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603 When: Fridays (see schedule for dates), 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Credits: 1.5 AICP CM Credits and 1.5 LA   

Sponsor-Exhibit-Advertise at the Annual Conference!

Become a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser. This year’s conference, “Making Great Communities Happen,” takes place October 18-20, 2015 at the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh. Deadline to get into the final program is August 31st, don’t miss out!

Distance Education Webcasts

The following are distance education webcast recordings available for viewing during the 2015 calendar year: Ethics, Equity and Social Justice: Roles and Implications of Planners – #e.29372 – 1.5 CM ETHICS Defensible Historic Preservation Regulations – #e.29371– 1.5 CM LAW Planners and Planters: What Planners Need to Know about Creating a Sustainable Landscape for Today   

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