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

The Crawford County Planning Office is accepting letters of interest and resumes to hire a Community Planner. Union employees interested in bidding for the position must also sign the required bid sheet.

Under the administrative direction of the Assistant Planning Director for Community Development, the Community Planner is responsible with supporting and supplementing the work efforts of the Crawford County Planning Office. The Community Planner is an entry-level position that involves professional-level duties and responsibilities to implement and develop county-wide and community specific planning initiatives.

Ideal candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, community development, or closely related field. Grant writing and grant management experience is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS is required. The Community Planner is a Pennsylvania Social Services Union (PSSU Local 668) Service Employees International Union – Professional Employees position with a 35-hour work week and salary in accordance with the agreed upon union contract pay scale. The position includes a full benefit package after ninety (90) days.

Community Planner Job Description

All interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume outlining relevant experience by 4:00pm EST on July 17, 2019 to the address below or

Zachary Norwood, Planning Director
Crawford County Planning Office
903 Diamond Park
Meadville, PA 16335

Crawford County is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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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

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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