Planning Commission

Meeting Schedule for 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 *See below fore more info

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

All meetings convene at 7:30 PM in the conference room of Borough Hall, 124 S. State St., Ephrata, PA.

* Due to COVID-19, Ephrata Borough will be hosting its Planning Commission meeting for the June 16, 2020 meeting through the virtual platform, Zoom.

If you want to make public comment, ask questions, or observe the meeting, you must register by completing the online form HERE. Fill out the form and submit it to receive an email on the day of the meeting with the meeting ID and instructions to join the live zoom meeting.

You may also register by contacting the Planning Commission Secretary, Nancy Harris, at 717-738-9202 Ext. 130 or emailing her at

Any of the above options will allow us to recognize you during the public meeting and allow you to speak at the appropriate time.

Once you join the Zoom meeting you will be able to hear and see the Planning Commission members, but you will only see and hear registered guests once they are recognized by the Commission to make public comments and to ask questions. Until a registered guest is recognized, or if you are simply observing the meeting, your audio and video will be turned off.


  • William Rohrbach, Chairperson
  • Roger Leed, Vice Chairperson
  • Joel Callihan
  • David Hunt
  • Lola Mowen


The Ephrata Borough Planning Commission consists of five residents who serve as volunteers appointed by Ephrata Borough Council for staggered terms of four years. The planning commission works on providing coordinated development of the borough and the general welfare of the residents. The commission reviews all site, subdivision, and land development plans submitted to the borough for compliance with the borough’s Strategic Comprehensive Plan and applicable ordinances. Recommendations from the Planning Commission are then submitted to Ephrata Borough Council, which retains the authority to approve plans. 

Click the following links to view the Borough's Strategic Comprehensive Plan 2014 or the Borough's Strategic Comprehensive Plan Appendices 2014.