300 N. Center Ave.
Somerset, PA 15501
Executive Summary (.pdf)
SOMERSET COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:
PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE
In September 2006, the Somerset County Commissioners, James Marker, Brad Cober, and Pamela Tokar-Ickes, adopted a Comprehensive Plan for the County. This plan serves as a blueprint for the direction we will go to make Somerset County a great place to live, work and play.
At this time, there is a Steering committee and six action committees working diligently on the Plan. The committees have spent the first quarter of 2007 developing action plans needed to attain the priorities they have selected as the most pertinent from those identified in the Comprehensive Plan.
The Economic Development Committee
An exploration of non-traditional agricultural industries.
The Education Committee
Their aim is to develop and strengthen partnerships that match education and training with current and
future skills for employment.
The Modern Utility Infrastructure Committee
This committee is working in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s
Technology Committee to focus on bringing County-wide broadband service to Somerset.
Tourism and Recreation Committee
Assure gateways exist, that they are aesthetically pleasing,
and they are informative to visitors.
Promote natural, cultural, and recreational resources, and to link these resources throughout the County.
Review all future projects for their impact on tourism.
The Transportation Committee
Provide efficient and effective mobility for the County’s residents and businesses.
A public meeting with our elected officials and appropriate state
agencies is being planned for May or June 2007. The date will be announced once it is
The Zoning and Land Development Committee
Ensuring that new development conserves and maintains the positive character of the County. They want to provide for growth which is consistent with infrastructure investments.
Special focus is being given to the Flight 93 corridor.
Educate citizens on the benefits of land management.
The Comprehensive Plan and its committees have the full support of the Somerset County Commissioners. Both the Commissioners and the committees are dedicated to improving the lives of County residents, now and for future generations.
Any interested residents of Somerset County are invited to join one or more of the committees. For more information, contact Kerri Burtner, Comprehensive Plan Coordinator, at 445-1569 or