Crawford County, Pennsylvania


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The Crawford County Planning Office is the full time staff for the Crawford County Board of Commissioners who coordinates long-term investments and community development with the Crawford County Planning Commission and local municipalities. The Planning Commission is a board of volunteers from across the County who make recommendations on subdivisions, land developments, and investments in communities across the County. The Commission was established in 1963 and is made up of a nine member board of County residents.

The Crawford County Planning Commission and Office is committed to providing solution oriented services through community planning as required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, so as to facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

Planning Commission + Office Vision Statement + Core Values

"Planning for the future and preserving the past while building strong communities for a thriving Crawford County."

  • Communication - We strive to reach as many people as possible by utilizing every possible media available to us to connect with residents, elected officials, appointed boards, and community groups.
  • Sustainability - We encourage and support projects that maintain or improve the economy, environment, and equitability of Crawford County.
  • Engagement - We aim to include everyone in the planning process since multiple perspectives leads to a more diverse conversation and successful result.
  • Community - We promote places that have an identity and inspire a sense of belonging, which often stems from the physical character of a place as well as the people who live there.
  • Integrity/ Ethics - We are driven to conduct our business with the highest standards of professional behavior, which include transparency, honesty, and respect in all our interactions. 

Planning News + Announcements

Now Open Northwest Commission Greenways Block Grant Program

The Northwest Regional Planning and Development Commission has released the guidelines and application packet for the 2019 Greenways Block Grant (GBG) Program. This program aims to implement the recommendations from the Northwest Pennsylvania Greenways Plan (NPGP). To do so the Commission is focusing on the completion of smaller projects not eligible or unable to compete for alternative funding methods that will benefit from the speed and agility afforded by the program. 

Fore more information about the GBG Program check out the resources below and to learn more about the NPGP click here.

2019 GBG Program Guidelines

2019 GBG Program Application

Crawford County Planning Commission Annual Report



Community Planning Applications

Community Development Applications





The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

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