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William Gomes Receives Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

posted on October 27th, 2020  |  Read more

Congratulations to William Gomes for receiving a leadership award for Local Government Excellence! William Gomes was appointed by the Mifflin County Commissioners as the Mifflin County Planning and Development Director in August of 1997 where he has served in that capacity until February of 2020. Mr. Gomes was the first full time planning director for   

2020 Annual Award Winners

posted on October 27th, 2020  |  Read more

2020 Annual Awards Ceremony PA Chapter of APA congratulates this year’s Pennsylvania Planning Excellence Award recipients. These awards exemplify planners’ best efforts to create stronger, healthier, and more just communities.  Press Release The following individuals and organizations received awards:   Planning Leadership Award – Professional Planner John Theilacker, AICP Associate Director for Municipal Assistance, Brandywine Conservancy   

Awards Committee Update

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Award Committee Update Regretfully, the Chapter Board just accepted Denny Puko’s resignation as a member of the Awards Committee, which Denny led for most of the 20 years he was on the committee. At our virtual conference this year, Denny presented the awards in an interesting and new format, building on his work over the   

Great Places in Pennsylvania Spotlight

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Great Places in Pennsylvania Spotlight The Great Places in Pennsylvania program began in 2014. This program highlights places in the Commonwealth that are prime examples of good planning and are centerpieces of their communities through good connectivity, community engagement and economic opportunity. Each month, we will highlight a recent Great Places award winner. In 2019,   

Seniors, Planners & … Cigars?

posted on October 27th, 2020  |  Read more

Seniors, Planners & … Cigars? York County’s Senior Housing Partnership in Action Everything’s better when you’re working together. A partnership between York County Community Foundation’s Embracing Aging initiative and the York County Planning Commission is learning, listening and acting to create affordable housing options for seniors that meets their needs as they age. A particular   

Update from Amy McKinney

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On October 19th and 20th, the APA PA Chapter of the American Planning Association held its first ever virtual conference!!! Over 300 attendees were able to choose between 28 different sessions, including our traditional Opening Keynote, networking, Plenary Session, the Annual Chapter Address and Awards and the Pitkin Lecture.  Sessions ranged in topics from “Addressing   

APA National Community Planning Month

posted on October 9th, 2020  |  Read more

As communities continue to navigate disruptive changes, planners are paving the way toward recovery. Through this year’s National Community Planning Month theme, Planning Is Essential to Recovery, we are celebrating the role of planning and planners this October. We want to support you and your community toward an equitable and more resilient future. Join the