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Election Results – PA Chapter of APA

posted on November 16th, 2017  |  Read more

PA Chapter of APA congratulates the following officers who were re-elected to the Chapter Board to serve from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019. President James Cowhey, AICP Vice President Amy McKinney Secretary Leah Eppinger, AICP Treasurer Justin Dula, AICP Many thanks to these individuals for their continued willingness to serve the Chapter. 

PMPEI Seeking New Instructors

posted on November 13th, 2017  |  Read more

Now in its 25th year of providing high quality, in-depth courses in planning and zoning, the PA Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) is the PA Chapter’s major outreach to local planning commissioners, zoning hearing boards and zoning administrators, and elected officials. If you would like to share your knowledge and experience with local officials consider   

Central Section: Professional Development Scholarship

posted on October 31st, 2017  |  Read more

Central Section is pleased to announce the development of a Professional Development Scholarship to its membership. This Scholarship is available for the education and training of planners, public officials, and students in the Central Section, including, but not limited to, Section workshops, Chapter conferences, and AICP exam.  Scholarship amounts will be awarded based on request,   

Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

posted on October 20th, 2017  |  Read more

Each year, one week in April is designated by the PA Legislature as “Local Government Week,” honoring the dedication of Pennsylvania’s local officials and encouraging citizens to learn how local government functions and affects each resident and business in the community. During this week, the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services has made a tradition   

State Planning Board Report

posted on August 15th, 2017  |  Read more

In 2016 The Pennsylvania State Planning Board received a charge from the Governor Tom Wolf to prepare a report with recommendations in three areas: Infrastructure: Recommend incentives for regional planning and coordination of infrastructure investments. Efficient government: Make policy suggestions to remedy problems or inefficiencies of fragmented government. Community revitalization: Recommend how the state can   

In Memoriam of Stephen Henderson Pitkin

posted on August 14th, 2017  |  Read more

Stephen (Steve) Henderson Pitkin, 82, of Stuart FL, died suddenly on August 7 after a long illness in Stuart, Fl. Born in Harrisburg, PA 1935, he was the son of Francis Alexander and Ruth Mason Pitkin. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Marcy Trembath Pitkin; two children, Douglas Alexander Pitkin (Patricia Cain) and Laura   

Healthy Communities in PA Needs Your Input

posted on June 12th, 2017  |  Read more

Want to help encourage healthy community design in Pennsylvania? This quick (10 minute) survey lets APA Pennsylvania’s Healthy Communities in PA task force know your priorities to help identify the priorities and needed resources in Pennsylvania’s communities. If you are involved with a program or project related to healthy community design, including it in this survey can help you advertise your program as a resource to other Pennsylvania communities

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