The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) has offered the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) courses in community planning and land use regulations since 2014. These courses are targeted to planning commissioners, zoning hearing board members, zoning administrators, elected officials and others with an interest or involvement in planning. Over 300 people from the public, non-profit and private sectors have graduated from at least one of the courses since 2014. Included among them are 79 people who earned the distinction of being named a Certified Citizen Planner for attending three courses, ushering in a new era of community land use leadership.
Thursday, May 2/9/16, 2024 | 5:30PM - 9PM
Participants will learn the basic principles and procedures to effectively carry out their work administering municipal zoning. The course covered the rationale and technical aspects of zoning and how to build effective relationships with everyone involved in zoning administration. Hands-on experiences and practice exercises were built into each session. Attendees learned how to conduct effective and fair zoning hearings in a mock zoning hearing session.
Monday, September 9/16/23, 2024 | 5:30PM - 9PM
Participants will learn the key provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) governing subdivision and land development regulation, including approving and denying plans; the three-stage procedure for reviewing applications; project completion and follow-up; density and open space criteria; how to coordinate review comments from other agencies; role of performance and maintenance guarantees in project implementation.
Wednesday, October 9/16/23, 2024 | 5:30PM - 9PM
This is a course to teach planning commissioners, local officials and others how to carry out their responsibilities under the PA Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), the statute that endows municipalities with the authority to plan. For those who don’t know or fully understand the provisions of the MPC, this course will teach them how instrumental it is in giving a jurisdiction the ability to make critical decisions involving land use, which can shape their community’s quality of life.
Local Technical Assistance Program
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Local Technical Assistance Program (PennDOT LTAP) is one of 58 LTAP centers across the nation (one in each state, Puerto Rico and six regional centers serving American Indian tribal governments). These centers are dedicated to transferring transportation technology through training, technical assistance and other customer services to municipal elected officials and their staff. LTAP has provided technology transfer services to Pennsylvania's 2,600 municipal governments since 1983.
The PennDOT LTAP program is designed to help Pennsylvania's municipalities, which maintain over 68,000 miles of roadways, make the best use of their roadway maintenance dollars. LTAP provides free technical information and proven technologies dealing with roadway maintenance and safety methods to meet the growing demands on municipal governments.
The LVPC partnered with PennDOT to provide free LTAP training opportunities to the Region's municipalities, creating more awareness of the value of LTAP training and identifying how LTAP can benefit local transportation programs. LTAP's availability and convenience make it a logical extension of the services the LVPC typically provides to the Region.
The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (MPO) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, the MPO is dedicated to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status. Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. The MPO will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing impediments provided the request for assistance is made 14 days prior to the meeting. The MPO will attempt to satisfy other requests, as it is able. Please make your request for auxiliary services to email@example.com 610-264-4544. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by the MPO, you may file a complaint using the document or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-264-4544.
El ESTUDIO DE TRANSPORTE DE LEHIGH VALLEY (Organización Metropolitana de Planificación [MPO, Metropolitan Planning Organization]) está comprometido con el cumplimiento de los requisitos de no discriminación de las leyes de derechos civiles, los decretos ejecutivos, los reglamentos y las políticas correspondientes a los programas y las actividades que administra. Por ende, la MPO se dedica a garantizar que los beneficiarios de un programa reciban oportunidades de participación pública sin tener en cuenta su raza, color, país de origen, sexo, edad, discapacidad o situación económica. Lasinstalaciones para reuniones son accesibles para las personas con discapacidades y se puede llegar a su ubicación usando el transporte público. La MPO brindará servicios auxiliares para personas con impedimentos lingüísticos o problemas de habla, vista o audición, siempre y cuando la solicitud de asistencia se haga 14 días antes de la reunión. La MPO intentará responder a otras solicitudes, según sus posibilidades. Solicite servicios auxiliares llamando a email@example.com o al 610-264-4544. Si cree que le negaron oportunidades de participación o que lo discriminaron de otra manera en relación con los programas o las actividades que administra la MPO, puede presentar una queja siguiendo los procedimientos que figuran en nuestro documento de proceso de queja o comunicándose con firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-264-4544.