New Planning, Zoning Director Named For Luzerne County

November 15, 2018

New Planning, Zoning Director Named For Luzerne County

Luzerne County has a new executive director of planning and zoning.

Heath Eddy began work as head of the county planning and zoning department last week, according to county Manager David Pedri.

Eddy, who most recently worked as a senior planner for Fairfax County, Virginia, will be paid $70,000 per year. He has worked in various planning and zoning capacities in Virginia and Pennsylvania, including a stint as senior community planner for the Chester County Planning Commission.

Eddy received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Ball State, according to a message Pedri sent to county council.

On his LinkedIn page, Eddy lists grant writing, public relations and customer service as among his specialties.

The position became available when James Ferry resigned as county executive director of planning and zoning on July 2.

David Skoronski, a mapping analyst, served as interim director after Ferry resigned, until Eddy assumed his duties.

Skoronski and Eddy both represented the department at a county council budget work session Tuesday night.

At the work session, Pedri thanked Skoronski for doing a great job of keeping the department running smoothly during his time as interim director.

The zoning and planning department is working with the county planning commission on a major revision of the county’s zoning ordinance, which took effect in the 1960s.

For more information on county planning and zoning, see: https://www.luzernecounty.org/281/Planning-Zoning.

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