Planning Commission

Board Members:

James D. Ross, Chair
Term Expires: December 31, 2023
Residence: Hampden Township

George Tyson
Term Expires: December 31, 2023
Residence: East Pennsboro 
Timothy Johnson, P.E
Term Expires: December 31, 2022
Residence: Lower Allen Township
Matt Fisher
Term Expires: December 31, 2024
Residence: Upper Allen Township
Brenda Landis
Term Expires: December 31, 2022
Residence: Carlisle Borough 
Heather Sweitzer
Term Expires: December 31, 2024 
Residence: Lower Allen Township
Edward Franco
Term Expires: December 31, 2022
Residence: Lower Frankford Township
Tracey Vernon
Term Expires: December 31, 2024 
Residence: Hampden Township
Joseph Zume
Term Expires: December 31, 2023
Residence: Southampton Township

Ex-Officio Members:

Jean Foschi,
Cumberland County Board of Commissioners

The Commission’s functions shall include:

  • Provide advice to the Commissioners of Cumberland County on all matters relevant to the mission of the Cumberland County Planning Commission
  • Develop a County Comprehensive Plan with ongoing updates
  • Interface with county agencies and adjacent county planning agencies to enhance regional planning and cooperation.
  • Provide advice, review and recommendations to local officials concerning all matters relevant to local and regional planning.
  • Foster cooperative efforts of its citizens and communities so as to promote the overall quality of life and betterment of the County.

The Commission’s goals shall include:

  • The protection and preservation of our natural and cultural heritage to include open space, greenways and farmland preservation.
  • The revitalization of our urban communities
  • The development of our communities so as to afford a high quality of living standard
  • The maintenance of a sustainable economy
  • The mobilization and investment in the talents of our human resources
  • The promotion of strong planning leadership, awareness, responsibility, and involvement in county and community planning issues.
  • The coordination of planning priorities for transportation, economic development, tourism and other planning organizations within the County.
Adopted April 2002

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