Brown Appointed to Scranton-Abingtons Planning Association (SAPA)

Clarks Summit Borough appointed attorney Shannon Brown to serve as the Borough’s representative to the Scranton-Abingtons Planning Association (SAPA). This summer, SAPA will launch the second phase of a multi-year initiative to help each member community update its zoning ordinances to comply with current state laws and to implement the previously adopted, SAPA Regional Plan.

SAPA involves cooperative community planning between nine, contiguous, municipalities in Lackawanna County including Clarks Summit Borough. Cooperative community planning in Pennsylvania helps municipalities to plan for better futures and to stabilize communities. Through cooperation, municipalities can minimize costly  sprawl, limit conflicting land-uses, enhance community services, retain agricultural land and natural spaces, enhance community centers, and stabilize taxes.

Attorney Brown also serves as a Commissioner with the Clarks Summit Borough Planning Commission.