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The commissioners

Established in 1929, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission guides investment and growth in Philadelphia. The Mayor appoints the commissioners, who are supported by the commission staff.

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Appointed members

Name Role
Joseph Syrnick, Vice-Chair Traffic Engineer
Vacant Urban Planner
Patrick Eiding Community Representative
Cheryl Gaston, Esq. Land Use Attorney
Michael Johns, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP Architect
Maria Gonzalez Community Representative
Ximena Valle, AIA Architect

Ex officio members

Name Title Designee
Adam Thiel Managing Director Brian Clinton
Rob Dubow Director of Finance Tavare Brown
Alba Martinez Director of Commerce Dawn Summerville
John Mondlak Interim Director of Planning and Development Kathleen Grady