Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR FUTURELV - June 2018

Matt Assad, Managing Editor

The Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan will help prepare the region for disasters such as floods or hurricanes, while the Bike/WalkLV plan works to make the Lehigh Valley more welcoming to cyclists and pedestrians.

And even as an effort to make our communities more accommodating to older residents begins, plans are underway to expand and better connect an already-robust trail network.

Add to that a Coordinated Transit Human Services Transportation Plan that’s designed to provide better mobility to the region’s most vulnerable and an effort to map out $534 million in road, bridge, transit and trail funding over the next four years, and it becomes apparent that 2018 is a pivotal year in the shaping of the Lehigh Valley’s long-term future.

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LEARN HOW DEVELOPMENT IS DONE - June 2018

Matt Assad, Managing Editor

Ever wonder how your community leaders decide how to spend your tax money? Or how that lot down the street got rezoned? Or maybe you’re a municipal worker who wants to know more about how local government works.

The 2018 Lehigh Valley Government Academy courses may be your ticket to knowing more about how your community works – and how you can work within your community.

This year’s schedule of courses begins in September with Community Planning. The 10-hour course will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on three successive Thursdays September 6, September 13 and September 20, at the offices of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. Those sessions give a crash course in the PA Municipalities Code, the policies behind land use decisions and how to have a voice in your community. You can find more information and the registration form at http://www.lvpc.org/lvga.html.

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2018 LEHIGH VALLEY AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - June 2018

Matt Assad, Managing Editor

Is yours a community that really has it together? One that’s used sound planning and development or innovative thinking or uncommon cooperation to make the community better? Then we’d like to hear about it so we can recognize these achievements and show them as an example for what could work in other communities in the region.

The LVPC is calling for nominations for the 2018 Lehigh Valley Awards. These awards will celebrate planning and development projects in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Communities, organizations and professionals will be recognized for their work and commitment to creating a better Lehigh Valley at the LVPC's 2018 Lehigh Valley Gala & Awards ceremony on October 10, 2018 at University Center, DeSales University.

The awards guidelines and nomination form for 2018 are available at  www.lvpc.org/lehigh-valley-awards.html.

For any questions, please contact Tracy Oscavich at toscavich@lvpc.org or 610-264-4544. Please note the deadline for submissions is July 20, 2018.

 

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