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Planning Commission Purpose
​Through its activities and those provided by the Mifflin County Planning and Development Department, the Mifflin County Planning Commission's purpose is to:

  • Provide the orderly growth, development and redevelopment of Mifflin County in accordance with the long-term objectives, principles and standards in the best interest and welfare of its citizens and political subdivisions;
  • Coordinate and integrate plans for orderly growth, development and redevelopment of Mifflin County;
  • Improve the social and economic climate and well being of the County;
  • Encourage appropriate land use and the efficient use of fiscal resources through implementation of the County Comprehensive Plan;
  • Encourage the maximum utilization of the existing infrastructure and to plan for new infrastructure, including housing, as required to fulfill the goals and objectives of the County Comprehensive Plan;
  • Promote the conservation and effective use of energy, land, water and air in Mifflin County, as well as the preservation of unique historic, cultural and natural features and resources;
  • Promote and assist in achieving improved traffic and transportation flow;
  • Collect and distribute relevant County and regional data and information;
  • Ensure that citizens and municipal officials are well informed of their responsibilities regarding effective planning and development in Mifflin County;
  • Ensure consistency, coordination and communication between and among the County’s municipal planning entities;
  • Encourage the continued support of a fully staffed Planning and Development Department; and
  • Encourage effective coordination and communication between all County entities, agencies and organizations whose activities either influence or are influenced by the effective planning and development of Mifflin County.
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