Regional Community and Economic Development Forum

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


Using Tax Incentives to Spur Development: What Can Locals Do?

8:00 AM Coffee and Networking


8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions

Barry Seymour, Executive Director, DVRPC

8:40 AM Moderated Panel Discussion

Moderator: Karen Cilurso, PP, AICP, Manager, Community Revitalization, DVRPC

  • A Regional Overview
    Dr. Peter Angelides, Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc. and member of the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania
  • A County Perspective
    Pete Krauss, Executive Director, Bucks County Industrial Development Authority
  • A School District’s Perspective (tentative)
  • Local Success Stories
    James Maley, Jr. Esq., Mayor, Borough of Collingswood and Principal, Maley and Associates P.C.
    Ed Scholl, Economic Development Consultant, Quakertown Borough
    Greg Prowant, Township Manager, Caln Township

10:30 AM Facilitated Roundtable Discussion (30 minutes)


11:00 AM Adjournment

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 17 to

AICP Certification Maintenance Credit

The American Planning Association (APA) passed a Certification Maintenance (CM) program to guide continuing education for those that have received American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification. DVRPC is a registered CM provider. Pending approval from APA, this event may be eligible for up to 2 CM credits.