Public Participation

Welcome to the York County Planning Commission’s Public Participation page. All opportunities listed on this page are open to the public for comments.

View the YCPC/YAMPO's Public Participation Plan (PDF).

Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

MBE\WBE, Section 3 Business Concerns

Public Comment Meetings / Surveys / documents

York County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Public Kick-off Meeting

The York County Planning Commission is currently beginning the process of updating the York County Hazard Mitigation Plan and we need your input. The purpose of the meeting is to provide background information on hazard mitigation planning, identify hazards impacting the County, gather feedback on hazard mitigation concerns, review the goals and objectives of the Plan, and layout the process and timeline for the Plan Update. All York County stakeholders including residents, businesses, municipal officials, and emergency management personnel are encouraged to attend. Meeting details are as follows:

Date:          Friday, March 3, 2023
Time:         10:00 AM 
Location:   2401 Pleasant Valley Rd. York, PA 17402 or virtual via Zoom 

To register for the meeting go to

For more information contact: 
Roy Livergood, (717) 771-9870 or

It is the policy of the County of York to ensure services are meaningfully accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Upon request, auxiliary aids and accommodations are available to individuals with disabilities. Persons seeking accommodations shall call the County of York at (717) 840-7682. Individuals with a hearing impairment shall contact the Deaf Center at (717) 848-2585 or (717) 848-6765 (TTY).


York County and York City, Pennsylvania, are participating in the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs. In administering these programs, the County and City have established a policy to encourage the use of minority/women and Section 3 owned businesses in CDBG and HOME assisted projects.   In order to implement this policy, a list of minority/women and Section 3 owned businesses that are willing; can feasibly perform service, supply, and construction contracts in York County and York City; and meets one of the following definitions as a minority or female business, is prepared annually:

A female owned business concern - a business that is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who also contract and operate it; or

A minority owned business concern - a business that is at least 51% owned by a person or persons who certify they are U. S. Citizens and are Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and Native Hawaiians) or Asian-Pacific Americans (origins from Japan, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Guam, U. S. Trust Territories of the Pacific, Northern Marianas, Laos, Cambodia or Taiwan)

To be included on the listing as a Section 3 business it must meet one of the following definitions: 

  • It is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by low- or very low-income persons; or
  • Over 75 percent of the labor hours performed for the business over the prior three-month period are performed by Section 3 workers, or It is a business at least 51 percent owned and controlled by current public housing residents or residents who currently live in Section 8-assisted housing or
  • (A Section 3 resident is defined as a Public Housing Resident, or a resident of a metro area or Non-metro County in which the Section 3 covered assistance is expended, and who qualifies as a low or very low income person)

Any firm meeting the above criteria is invited to submit a letter or email outlining the firm's qualifications as an MBE/WBE or Section 3 owned business and its specialty should be submitted to the following address no later than Friday March 31, 2023:

York County Planning Commission 
c/o Jasmine Smallwood, Project Compliance Specialist 
28 East Market Street 
York PA 17401-1580

If a firm or person has any questions, please contact Ms. Smallwood, at (717) 771-9870 X 1714 or email

Initiatives in progress/under development

List of current efforts underway where the general public can find information and how to get involved.

Senior Housing Partnership

General Comments

For all other general comments for the York County Planning Commission please contact us.