The Northwest Section would like to note the passing of long time citizen planner Roy Brant of Saegertown who passed peacefully at his home on July 12, 2015. Roy’s tenure and contribution to the planning field both academically and as a citizen planner began in 1978 with the Crawford County Planning Commission. Over a span of some thirty-seven years, Roy’s involvement and dedication of his time and talents with respect to the role of planning for the betterment of our communities, industry and the citizens of Crawford County and beyond cannot be overstated.
Roy’s contribution to the PA Chapter of APA stemmed from his decades of direct involvement from the Northwest Section. He served on various committees and initiatives over the years and believed that planning, as a grass roots process, is built on a solid foundation if ideas, galvanized by meaningful political interface and implemented with local officials leading the way. In addition to his decades of involvement with the PA Chapter, Roy was a member of the Crawford County Planning Commission, the Pennsylvania Transportation Advisory Committee, the Crawford County Regional Airport Authority, the American Association of Highway Engineers, and many other civic and philanthropic groups. He leaves behind his wife Marge Brant and two adult sons, Seth and Rick. He will always be remembered by many across the Commonwealth for his dedication to public service and his love of the planning profession.