Public Participation Task Force Application

The Public Participation Task Force membership provides ongoing opportunities for interested residents of DVRPC’s nine-county region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey) to learn more about the regional planning and decision-making process from DVRPC staff and to share their thoughts on how DVRPC can improve its engagement process.

By applying to become a member of the Task Force, you understand that you will be working alongside other region residents to work with DVRPC to establish a diverse and engaged body to address the region's planning and public participation practices throughout DVRPC’s nine-county region. This application is an opportunity for you to share with us your personal experience living in the region and with planning projects. We take a holistic approach to selecting task force members. We are interested in hearing your thoughts about your community’s transportation and planning needs, regardless of your experience with transportation or planning projects.

Due to the Task Force’s mission of engaging residents who do not already play a role in the planning process elected officials are not eligible to serve as at-large members of the Task Force. The Commission provides a range of other opportunities to engage with the region's municipal and county governments. If you are an elected official, the Commission welcomes your participation in its other plans, programs, and task forces.

About You

Experience and Interest

List any experience from the past five years that you feel supports your application to become a Task Force member. Examples of this experience include working on community organizations, boards, agencies, volunteer groups, school groups, and part-time or seasonal work such as poll worker, library aide, PTA, etc.

Statements of Interest

The purpose of the Task Force is to meaningfully engage with residents in the region, create an educational forum for the regional transportation planning process, and elevate the voices of community members. To better understand your interest in joining the PPTF, please answer the questions below with short responses.


Task Force membership will ideally represent the region by geographic and demographic diversity. Please help us create a more inclusive group by sharing some of your demographic characteristics.

To submit your application, click the Apply button below. Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed annually in December/January. You will be contacted once your application enters the review process.

If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting your application, check your spam folder or contact Wideleine Desir, Public Participation Planner at or 215-238-2853

All information contained in the applications received will be kept confidential.

The application period for the 2024 Public Participation Task Force has closed. Your application for the Public Participation Task Force will be reviewed during the selection process for the 2025 Public Participation Task Force. Thank you for your interest!

Having trouble with the online application portal?

Click on the button below to download the application.

Return completed applications via email to Wideleine Desir, Public Participation Planner at or via postal service to

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Attn: Wideleine Desir
190 N Independence Mall West, 8th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination mandates in all programs and activities. DVRPC's website,, may be translated into multiple languages.

Publications and other public documents can usually be made available in alternative languages and formats if requested. DVRPC’s public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities, and held in transit-accessible locations whenever possible. Translation, interpretation, or other auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Translation and interpretation services for DVRPC’s projects, products, and planning processes are available, generally free of charge, by calling (215) 592-1800. All requests will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible.

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