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.

APA PA Policies (Approved By APA PA Board on December 17, 2020):

Green Infrastructure


Surface Transportation

APA’s 2018 Legislative Priorities

APA’s Legislative Action

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Legislative Committee includes the following:

Ed LeClear, AICP, Borough of State College

Vice Chair 
Charles Courtney, McNees Wallace & Nurick

Central Section Liaison
Tara Hitchens, AICP, East Lampeter Township

Lehigh/Berks Section Liaison
Sara Pandl, AICP, RLA,

Northeast Section Liaison
Victor Rodite, AICP, Borough of Northampton

Northwest Section Liaison
Amy Murdock, Erie County

Southeast Section Liaison
Pattie Guttenplan, AICP, RLA, Montgomery County Planning Commission

Southwest Section Liaison

    • Richard Bickel, FAICP, Consultant
    • Anna Breinich, FAICP
    • Leah Eppinger, AICP, Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin
    • Patrick Fero
    • Thomas Hastings, AICP, Delaware County Planning Department
    • Stan Lembeck, AICP, PhD, PMPEI
    • Charlie Schmehl, Urban Research & Development Corp.
    • Pam Shellenberger, AICP, York County Planning Commission
    • Samuel Thrush, AICP, Downtown Chambersburg
    • Jerry Walls, FAICP, Consultant
    • Kim Wheeler, AICP, Borough of Lewisburg