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The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission honored seven local public, private and non-profit projects for planning and development excellence at the 2ND Annual Lehigh Valley Planning & Development Gala and Awards Thursday night October 1, 2015 at DeSales University in Center Valley.

A panel of judges selected this year’s winners and honorees based on originality and innovation; compatibility with the community; effectiveness and results; how the community was engaged; and transferability of the project, plan or ordinance.

The award for Multi-municipal cooperation project or initiative was presented to – Heidelberg, Lynn, Lowhill and Weisenberg Townships in Lehigh County

The four townships who received the multi-municipal award have been working together since the late 1990s when they entered into an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement to share manpower and equipment as well as to purchase specialty equipment for road paving and repairs. Another way these townships collaborate is the Northwestern Lehigh Recreation Association’s fields and lots. This arrangement has allowed all of them to save money and provide better services to residents.

*About the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission: LVPC was formed by Lehigh and Northampton counties in 1961 to guide the orderly growth and development of the two counties. Since its creation, LVPC has been dedicated to providing the best planning possible for the counties and 62 municipalities in the Lehigh Valley. For more information visit or contact 610-264-4544.