PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
The State Planning Board is an advisory board within the Governor’s Office. It was established by the Administrative Code of 1929 as re-enacted and amended. There are 25 members, including citizens, legislators and state department heads.
The Board’s duties include studying demographic, economic, and development trends, and preparing strategic plans to promote the welfare of the Commonwealth. It was instrumental in creating the Pennsylvania Turnpike, planning the State Capitol grounds, establishing planning agencies in Pennsylvania’s counties, and enacting the Municipalities Planning Code in 1968.
The Board works with DCED to prepare the State Land Use and Growth Management Report every five years. The report studies development patterns and local government land use planning, and makes recommendations for state agency action, regulations, and programs.
The State Planning Board meets quarterly at a Harrisburg location in January, April, July, and October.
Membership of the Board includes 15 gubernatorial appointees confirmed by the Senate serving four-year terms. It also includes secretaries from six Commonwealth departments and four representatives from the General Assembly.
Chairperson – Alexander J. Graziani, Manager, Penn Township
David W. Feldman, Merion Station
Robert Hess, Bow Creek Farm & Cattle Co., Hershey
Susan G. Hockenberry, Executive Director, Quaker Valley Council of Governments, Pittsburgh
Paul K. Marchetti, Carlisle
Patrick Marty, Williamsport
Christina E. Roseberry, Easton
Kurt Schroeder, P.E., Gilmore & Associates Inc., Furlong
David Sciocchetti, Competitive Communities LLC, Wallingford
Kirk Stoner, Director of Planning, Cumberland County Planning Department, Carlisle
Robert R. Tabas, Villanova
Rep. Seth Grove (R-York County)
Robert Freeman (D-Northampton County)
Russell Redding, Department of Agriculture
Dennis M. Davin, Department of Community and Economic Development
Cindy Adams Dunn, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Patrick McDonnell, Department of Environmental Protection