Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Lehigh Valley

Government Academy

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is pleased to continue to offer the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) courses in community planning and land use regulations. These courses are targeted to planning commissioners, zoning hearing board members, zoning administrators, elected officials and others with an interest or involvement in planning. Offering courses in Community Planning, Zoning Administration and Subdivision and Land Development, the LVPC serves as the region’s primary planning and development educator for appointed and elected officials and private consultants. Nearly 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 53 (plus 2019) people who earned the distinction of being named a Certified  Citizen Planning for attending three courses, ushering  in a new era of community land use leadership.

PMPEI is an educational collaboration of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. All courses are eligible for continuing credits from the State Board of Registered Landscape Architects, Uniform Construction Code Officials, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board, and the State Registration Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. Learn more about PMPEI courses at http://pmpei.org/


Citizen Planner Certificate

Complete three courses at the Lehigh Valley Government Academy and you will be awarded the “Citizen Planner Certificate”. Certificates will be awarded during a ceremony at a Lehigh Valley Planning Commission meeting.

2018 Citizen Planners

Front row (left to right): Makala Ashmar*, Malissa Davis, Prabodh "Sunny" Ghai, Lori B. Seese, John von Kerczek; Back row (left to right): Tina Roseberry, PMPEI course instructor, Austin Burker*, Jeffrey Fox, Pamela Pearson*, John Gallagher.

* Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute Outstanding Education Achievement Award recipients

Brian Carl
Weisenberg + Lowhill Township

Malissa Davis
Bethlehem Township

Jeffrey Fox
Pen Argyl Borough Planning Commission

John Gallagher
Bethlehem Township

Prabodh "Sunny" Ghai
Upper Macungie Township Planning Commission

Dharam Paul Nohar
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Pamela Pearson*
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Lori B. Seese
Lower Nazareth Township Planning +
Zoning Hearing Board

John von Kerczek
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Kyle Walbert
Upper Milford Township

Citizen Planner Alumni

Judith Acosta*

Leroy Bickert

Justin Burker*

Joy Cohen

Diane Donaher

Ashley Godshall

Hannah Haubert

Michael Kolba Jr.

Matt Malozi

Rob Melosky

Ngozi Obi

Geoff Reese

Cameran Smith

Vince Tranguch*

Keith Zehner

Makala Ashmar*

Becky Bradley

David Calhoun

Norman Daniel

Thomas Eighmy

Zach Graves*

Don Heiney

Michael Lilly

Shawn Martell

Sandy Nicolo*

Michael Prendeville

Sue Rockwell

J. Scott Stenroos

Duane Wagner

Gary Behler

Michael Bryant*

Deb Chesney*

Dawn Didra*

Mark Ernst

Wanda Gruber*

Gabe Hurtado*

Teresa Mackey

Eric McAfee

Robert Nolter

Lance Prator*

Robert Scott

Brent Stringfellow

Donna Wright*


* Denotes PMPEI Outstanding Education Achievement Award

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard - Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-4544

Toll Free: (888) 627-8808

Fax: (610) 264-2616