​Berks County Planning Commission
Shannon L. Rossman, AICP, Executive Director


The Berks County Planning Commission serves as the area-wide planning organization for Berks County.  The Commission provides a regional blueprint for land use, transportation and community facilities.  It assists local units of government with development and preservation activities and provides guidance to the Berks County Board of Commissioners and other departments of county government.  The Commission and its professional staff also serve as community advisors for modern planning practices and advocates for sound regional growth management.  Finally, since the Commission is involved with a range of activities with a number of partners, it plays a very important coordinating role in community development issues and projects.

Work Study Positions Available
The Berks County Planning Commission is currently seeking two work study positions for the summer of 2016. 
The work study program will be a twelve-week program and may be longer pending workload and the willingness of the student.  The program is a paid position ($9.225/hour) and is conditional on the Berks County hiring procedures.
This work study program is designed for a planning/GIS related student.  Click HERE for more information.
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FEMA Floodplain Viewer Available
In an effort to assist anyone affected by the changes to the FEMA Flood Hazard Zone maps that were adopted July 3, 2012, a new interactive web map is available to anyone with internet access on desktop and mobile devices.  The web map uses digital floodplain data provided by FEMA as well as Berks County digital data.  The interactive web map is to be used as reference only.


​Contact Information
Berks County Planning Commission
Berks County Services Center 14th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA  19601
Fax: 610-478-6316​
Monday thru Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Email: Planning@countyofberks.com
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