Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Annual Luncheon Keynote Speech

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Thursday, May 2, 2019
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT

Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Our guest speakers will be Felicia Dell, AICP, director of the York County (PA) Planning Commission, and Ruth Hocker, stormwater program manager for the City of Lancaster, PA, who will talk about water resource issues in the region, including water quality, flooding, and stormwater management. Their presentations will be followed by Q&A with luncheon attendees.

Planners will learn what others are doing in south-central Pennsylvania to address water quality, flooding and stormwater management, including MS4 issues, pollutant reduction, green infrastructure, and watershed implementation plans. The presentation is scheduled to be an hour in duration with 10-15 minutes of Q&A following.


Felicia Dell, AICP

Felicia Dell is a native York Countian. She attended Slippery Rock University, University of Salamanca, Spain and Texas A&M University before coming back to York to begin her career in urban planning. She worked for a local engineering firm, C.S. Davidson, Inc., for several years then continued her career at the York County Planning Commission in 1989. She has held various positions during her years at the Planning Commission including Chief of Transportation Planning and Assistant Director. In the Spring of 2000 she was appointed to the position of Director. She manages the day-to-day operation as well as the long-term direction of the organization which administers the following programs on behalf of the York County Board of Commissioners: HUD programs as a direct entitlement community; York Area MPO; County Comprehensive Plan; County MS-4 permit and related storm water planning and regional coordination; Subdivision and land development reviews; Municipal plan and ordinance reviews; and County GIS coordination. Read More

Ruth Hocker

Ruth Hocker is Stormwater Program Manager for the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, and leads the City’s internationally recognized green infrastructure program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pennsylvania ... Read More

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