planning

for the

future.

embrace the
power of many.

design what you actually need rather than replicating what exists.

find regional solutions to global challenges.

ELECTED

Phillips Armstrong

Richard Molchany (alt.)

Lamont G. McClure, Jr.

Tina Smith (alt.)

Amy Zanelli

William McGee

Ray O’Connell

Leonard Lightner (alt.)

Robert Donchez

Darlene Heller, AICP (alt.)

Michael Harakal, Jr.

Salvatore J. Panto, Jr.

Carl Manges (alt.)

Bryan Callahan

Janell Connolly

Malissa K. Davis

Jamie Johnson

Susan Lawless

Christina V. Morgan

Pamela Pearson, MBA, Treasurer

Kathy Rader

Joshua Seigel

Donna Wright

Gerald Yob

Becky A. Bradley, AICP

Executive Director

Matt Assad

Managing Editor

Charles Doyle

Director of Transportation Planning and Data

Tracy L. Oscavich

Director of Development

Geoffrey A. Reese, PE

Director of Environmental Planning

Bruce Rider

Director of Administration

Carol Halper

Senior Advisor

Samantha Smith

Chief Community Planner

Elena Tucci

Senior Environmental Engineer

Vicki Weidenhammer

Controller

Teresa Mackey

Senior Environmental Planner

 

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Christopher J. Kufro, PE, Pennsylvania

Department of Transportation, Chair

Brendan Cotter, Lehigh and Northampton

Transportation Authority, Vice Chair

Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Lehigh Valley

Planning Commission, Secretary

Robert Donchez, City of Bethlehem

Darlene Heller (alt.), AICP, City of Bethlehem

David Hopkins (alt.), City of Easton

Leonard Lightner (alt.), City of Allentown

Ryan Meyer, Lehigh-Northampton

Airport Authority

Jim Mosca, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Ray O’Connell, City of Allentown

Salvatore J. Panto, Jr., City of Easton

 

COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Michael Rebert, PE, Pennsylvania

Department of Transportation, Chair

Brian Hare, Pennsylvania

Department of Transportation, Vice Chair

Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Lehigh Valley

Planning Commission, Secretary

Phillips Armstrong, Lehigh County

Lamont G. McClure, Jr., Northampton County

Michael Alkhal (alt.), City of Bethlehem

Robert Donchez, City of Bethlehem

Michael Emili, PE (alt.), Northampton County

David Hopkins (alt.), City of Easton

Craig Messinger (alt.), City of Allentown

Richard Molchany (alt.), Lehigh County

Ray O’Connell, City of Allentown

Owen O’Neil, Lehigh and Northampton

Transportation Authority

Salvatore J. Panto, Jr., City of Easton

Thomas Stoudt, Lehigh-Northampton

Airport Authority

CITIZEN

Dr. Christopher Amato

Percy H. Dougherty, PhD

Liesel Dreisbach

Bob Elbich

Charles W. Elliott, Esq.

Ce-Ce Gerlach

Michael Gibson

Steven L. Glickman, RA, CSI,
Vice Chair

Kent H. Herman, Esq.

Robert A. Lammi

Kevin Lott

Stephen Melnick

John McGorry

Owen O’Neil

Stephen Repasch

Spirit Rutzler

Kevin A. Schmidt

Greg Zebrowski, Chair

Susan L. Rockwell

Senior Environmental Planner

Jill Seitz

Senior Community Planner

David Towsey

Senior Geographic Information

Systems Planner

Craig Kackenmeister

Graphic Designer / Publication Coordinator

Simon Okumu

Transportation and Economic Systems

Planner/Technician

Brian Hite

Senior Planning Technician

Bethany Vazquez

Program Associate

Mahdis Modaresi

Community Fellow

Julie Benco

Community Fellow

Savannah Malesky

Marketing and Events Intern

planning for the responsible management, growth, development, redevelopment + preservation of the

Lehigh Valley since 1961.

promote the health, safety + general welfare of Lehigh + Northampton counties

improve the social + economic climate of the area + promote equity through planning

encourage appropriate land use through implementation of the regional comprehensive plan

coordinate + integrate the plans for orderly growth, development + redevelopment of the Lehigh Valley

guide the orderly growth, development + redevelopment of the Lehigh Valley in accordance with the long-term objectives, principles + standards that are in the best interest + welfare of its inhabitants + political subdivisions

maximize utilization of the existing infrastructure + plan new infrastructure as needed to fulfill the goals + objectives of the regional comprehensive plan

collect, analyze + distribute useful regional data

promote + achieve a safe, well-maintained multimodal transportation system

promote conservation of energy, land, water + air in the Lehigh Valley + preservation of unique historic + natural features.

planning

rethink the region as

emerging + evolving.

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is dedicated to working with the public and the region’s political, business and community leaders to make a great region even greater.

That requires shaping the way we live, work and play by building consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment and enhancing the quality of life in every one of the region’s 62 municipalities.

As the official planning commission of Lehigh and Northampton counties, and the region’s federally designated metropolitan planning organization, the LVPC has been guarding the health, safety and welfare of the Lehigh Valley since 1961.

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