January 2013

Exec Summary of Comp PlanDerry Township released an executive summary of the 2013 comprehensive plan.

Our Vision: The Board of Supervisors envisions Derry Township as a safe, healthy and active community valuing open space; vibrant cultural, social, and business offerings; and welcoming neighborhoods and gathering places.  We envision a variety of housing opportunities with shops and services within walking distance and connected by a network of transportation options accessible to all.  We envision a prosperous future driven by our dynamic health care, research, educational, entertainment, business, and manufacturing economies, while respecting our cultural heritage and scenic beauty.


New PictureThe Dauphin County Planning Commission handed out its first Planning Excellence Awards, according to director Tim Reardon. The Derry Township Visioning activity that kicked off the community’s comprehensive planning effort won the award for “Community Capacity.” The commission pointed out that “the township updated its comprehensive plan and engaged the public with a website and a series of surveys. It also held a series of listening sessions to develop a vision statement, and refined that through further sessions.” It is important to note that the visioning activity was initiated and supported by a large group of community representatives who volunteered their time, and to the township community development staff led by Chuck Emerick. Read the PennLive article and learn more about our vision for the future.