Lehigh Valley Planning Commission



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/


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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.

2019 Citizen Planners

Minal Amin
Civitas Regio, LLC

Matt Assad
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Charles "Chuck" Deprill
Upper Macungie Township

Mike Donchez
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Ian Heck
Forks Township

Tim Helmer
Upper Macungie Township

Brian Hite
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

George Kinney
South Whitehall Township

Donna Kohut

Thomas Long
East Allen Township

Aubrie Miller*
City of Allentown

Tracy Oscavich
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Joseph Peterson
Macungie Borough

Vincent Quinn
South Whitehall Township

Selma Ritter
Macungie Borough

Jillian Seitz
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Louis Stellato
Bethlehem Township

Lynn Tammaro
Lehigh Township

Elena Tucci
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Karin Vangeli
Palmer Township

Michael Werst
Upper Macungie Township

David Wilson
Civitas Regio, LLC

Citizen Planner Alumni

Judith Acosta*

Makala Ashmar*

Gary Behler

Leroy Bickert

Becky Bradley

Michael Bryant*

Justin Burker*

David Calhoun

Brian Carl

Joy Cohen

Norman Daniel

Malissa Davis

Dawn Didra*

Diane Donaher

Thomas Eighmy

Mark Ernst

Jeffrey Fox*

John Gallagher

Prabodh "Sunny" Ghai

Ashley Godshall

Zach Graves*

Wanda Gruber*

Hannah Haubert

Don Heiney

Gabe Hurtado*

Michael Kolba Jr.

Michael Lilly

Teresa Mackey

Matt Malozi

Shawn Martell

Eric McAfee

Rob Melosky

Sandy Nicolo*

Robert Nolter

Dharam "Paul" Nohar

Ngozi Obi


Pamela Pearson*

Lance Prator*

Michael Prendeville

Geoff Reese

Sue Rockwell

Robert Scott

Lori B. Seese

Cameran Smith

J. Scott Stenroos

Brent Stringfellow

Vince Tranguch*

John von Kerczek

Duane Wagner

Kyle Walbert

Donna Wright*

Keith Zehner

* 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