The Centre County Planning Commission, through the comprehensive planning process, makes recommendations and decisions to maintain and enhance the high quality of life for all residents, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, and other laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the County of Centre. The Planning Commission is comprised of citizens and/or elected officials appointed to represent the regions of the County.
Planning commission meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in Room 146 of the Willowbank Office Building.
The Planning Commission is comprised of members representing the following seven planning regions: Centre Region, Lower Bald Eagle Valley, Moshannon Valley, Mountaintop, Nittany Valley, Penns Valley, and Upper Bald Eagle Valley. The members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Members assist staff in the review and approval of subdivision and land development activity in 25 of the 35 municipal governments throughout the County.
|Member||Title||Planning Region||Term Expires|
|Robert Dannaker||Bellefonte Borough|
|Nittany Valley||December 31, 2023|
|Dennis Hameister||Harris Township Supervisor||Centre Region||December 31, 2023|
|Penns Valley||December 31, 2022|
|Deborah Simoncek||Lower Bald Eagle||Lower Bald Eagle Valley||December 31,2024|
|Andrea Pandolfi||Patton Township ||Centre Region||December 31,2024|
|Jenn Shufran||Rush Township||Moshannon Valley||December 31, 2022|
|Michele L. Barbin||Citizen Member||Mountaintop||December 31, 2023|
|D. Richard Francke|
|College Township Council||Centre Region||December 31, 2025|
|Raymond J. Stolinas Jr.||Director, Centre County Planning|
and Community Development
|Mark Higgins||Commissioner Vice Chair||Liaison|