Brian Lawrence, deputy director of the Westmoreland County
(Pa.) Office of Planning and Development, spoke to IUP students on Monday,
November 13, as part of the IUP Planning Student Organization’s
Fall 2017 Speaker Series.
Lawrence provided an overview of
Westmoreland County’s ongoing comprehensive planning initiative, “Reimagining
Our Westmoreland,” which identifies major community issues and planning
policies in the county for the next 20 years. He also emphasized the citizen
engagement process that was part of the plan, as well as the major strategies
identified to implement planning policies in the county through 2037.
Lawrence is a 2010 graduate of the Department of Geography and Regional
Planning’s MS Geography program.