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Legislative Committee


To advocate for planning issues with local, state, and federal elected officials and monitor, make recommendations or take positions on State and Federal legislation or regulatory actions.

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Legislative Committee includes the following:

Ed LeClear, AICP
Borough of State College
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Vice Chair
Charles Courtney
McNees Wallace & Nurick
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Richard G Bickel, FAICP
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Patrick Fero
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Pattie Guttenplan, AICP/RLA
Southeast Section Liaison
Montgomery County Planning Commission
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Tara Hitchens, AICP
Central Section Liaison
East Lampepter Township
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Stan Lembeck, AICP
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Sara Pandl, AICP/RLA
Lehigh Valley/Berks Liaison
Lower Macungie Township
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Victor Rodite, AICP
Northeast Section Liaison
Borough of Northampton
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Joy Ruff, AICP
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Charlie Schmehl
Urban Research & Development Corp.
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Pam Shellenberger, AICP
York County Planning Commission
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Krista-Ann Staley
Babst Calland
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Samuel Thrush, AICP
Downtown Chambersburg
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Jerry S Walls, FAICP
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