In response to the tremendous growth in the areas of energy, tourism, recreational development, infrastructure and municipal assistance, the Community Development Department has been charged with developing integrated strategies and policies for community development and regional planning activities that are consistent with the organization’s Regional Action Strategy (RAS) and Strategic Plan.  The intention of the RAS is to encourage the exchange of meaningful strategies on how communities can soundly manage growth and development to efficiently and effectively link land use, transportation, and economic development decision-making at a regional level.

Director of Community Development, Amy Kessler
(814) 773-3162 ext. 3017