Current Board Members

Joseph E. Alsberry, Chair | Vern L. McKissick III, Vice Chair | Ronnie G. Shaeffer | Ausha Green | Shaun E. O’Toole | Anne Marek | Jamesetta Reed

About Us

The Planning Commission includes seven members, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of City Council, in accordance with §2-301.3 of Administrative Code.

The Planning Commission shall exercise all of the following powers and duties:

  • to prepare a Comprehensive Plan and present it to the City Council of the City of Harrisburg for its consideration;
  • to make recommendations to the City Council regarding  the adoption or amendment of the Zoning Code, including the official Zoning Map;
  • to prepare, recommend, and administer subdivision and land development regulations;
  • to review and provide recommendations on Special Exceptions and Variances to the Zoning Hearing Board;
  • to carry out other duties as conferred on “planning agencies” by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as amended;
  • to carry out duties authorized by the City of Harrisburg Planning and Zoning Code, the Subdivision and Land Development Code, and other City codes, executive orders, and resolutions;
  • to establish rules and bylaws to govern procedures and other matters under the jurisdiction of the Planning Commission;
  • to submit an annual report to the Harrisburg City Council by March 1st, as required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Code.

Contact Us

10 North Second Street, Suite 206
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1678
Phone: 311
Email: brschmidt@cityofhbg.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the meeting schedule for the Planning Commission

You can view and download 2017 meeting scheduled for the Planning Commission as well as the Harrisburg Architectural Review Board and Zoning Board by clicking here.

Where can I find information Planning Commission meeting minutes?

Please contact the Planning Bureau by phone at 717-255-6408 or by email at brschmidt@cityofhbg.com

How can I be considered to be on the Board of the Planning Commission?

The Planning Commission includes seven members, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of City Council, in accordance with §2-301.3 of Administrative Code. Please contact the Planning Bureau to express your interest in serving the community as a Board Member of the Planning Commission.

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