Planning Commission


  • 1st Monday of each month, 8:30 a.m.
  • Hermitage City Building
    800 N Hermitage Road
    Hermitage, PA 16148

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Kara Wasser
    Term expires: January 31, 2026
  • Woody Steele, Secretary
    Term expires: January 31, 2027
  • Brett W Stedman, Counsel
  • Bonnie Benton
    Term expires: January 31, 2026
  • Matthew C. Liburdi - Chairman
    Term expires: January 31, 2026
  • Amy McKinney
    Term expires: January 31, 2027
  • Thomas J. Rollinson
    Term expires: January 31, 2025
  • Chester B. Scholl, Jr.
    Term expires: January 31, 2027
  • Raymond Slovesko
    Term expires: January 31, 2025
  • James M. Tamber
    Term expires: January 31, 2025


The Hermitage Planning Commission is a volunteer board of nine Hermitage residents who are appointed by the Hermitage Board of Commissioners (governing body) to fulfill the duties and responsibilities outlined in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. The members of the Hermitage Planning Commission contribute a broad range of experience and expertise to the City, including individual backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture, law, finance, business and medicine.

Purpose & Role of the Planning Commission

  • Prepare and update the Comprehensive Plan for the future growth and development of the City. Promote public interest in, and understanding of, the comprehensive plan and planning in general
  • Make recommendations to the governing body concerning the adoption or amendment of an Official Map, and related transportation improvements or initiatives
  • Prepare and make recommendations regarding amendments to the City zoning ordinance and / or zoning map
  • Prepare, recommend and administer subdivision, land development and planned residential development regulations within the City
  • Make recommendations to the governing body on any other matter relevant to land use and development within the City, including environmental protection, energy resources, transportation systems, housing and economic development

Contact the Board

The Hermitage Planning Commission works closely with the staff of the Hermitage Planning Department, and welcomes public input and participation on any issue related to the future development of the City. Letters or emails to the Planning Commission may be directed to Jeremy Coxe, Director of Planning. The public is also welcome to attend any meeting of the Planning Commission. Each month’s meeting agenda includes time for open public comment on any subject or issue relevant to the mission of the Planning Commission.


Any Hermitage resident who would be interested in serving on the Hermitage Planning Commission may direct a letter and brief resume to City Manager, Gary Hinkson. The City Manager’s office will then contact applicants on file at such time as a vacancy becomes available.