The Mechanicsburg Borough Planning Commission (PC) is an independent advisory body to Borough Council on issues of land use, development, infill, reuse, revitalization and future growth through among other responsibilities: the development and implementation of the comprehensive plan and other related community plans and studies; review and recommendations on subdivision, land use/development ordinances and other community development related ordinances; and review, recommendations (and approval in certain circumstances) on proposed new development plans.

The Planning Commission is comprised of seven (7) borough residents, with a variety of experience, and representing various neighborhoods/areas of the borough.  Members are appointed by the Borough Council to serve for a term of four (4) years.



Chairman: Christopher Knarr, AICP (2017)
Vice Chairman: Daryl Ackerman (2016)
Secretary: Tim DeWire, PE & AICP (2015)
Member: Harry Baker (2015)
Member: Kyle Hollick (2018)
Member: Michael Phillips (2017)
Member: Bruce Smith (2018)

Contact the Planning Commission at:


Planning Commission Staff:

Greg Rogalski – Borough Engineer
Roger Ciecierski – Codes and Zoning Officer
Sara Heenan – Codes and Zoning Office Assistant
Kirk Stoner – Cumberland County Planning Department

Planning Commission Submissions
Subdivision and Land Development Application
Hess Farm FAQs