Getting Started as a Planning Commissioner

Congratulations on your appointment to your municipal planning commission. You are about to embark on an exciting and hopefully rewarding experience in civic duty. As a planning commissioner, you have an opportunity to make a difference in shaping the future of your municipality.

The key to a successful experience as a new planning commissioner is to be prepared for the job that lies ahead. A well informed planning commissioner can be a great asset to your community. This web page provides you with the basic resources you will need for being an effective volunteer.

The Planning Commissoners meeting together
The planning commission is created by and serves at the pleasure of your municipal governing body. In boroughs, that is the borough council. In most townships, it is the board of supervisors. In townships of the first class, it is the board of commissioners. Keep this perspective in mind as you participate on your planning commission. Your governing body has recognized you and your talents as being an asset to the community.

The web page is divided into the following topics:

The Chester County Planning Commission can serve as a resource to you and your planning commission. The information contained here and throughout our web sites can assist you in becoming the most effective planning commission possible. We encourage you and other members of your planning commission to explore these sites for insights into municipal planning in Pennsylvania.

Please feel free to contact us should you have any planning-related questions at 610.344.6285.