Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Mahdis is a Community Fellow at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC). As a Community Fellow she is assisting with a major 2019-2020 LVPC initiative, helping 30 municipalities plan for growth and development in their communities. Mahdis has been mapping data by GIS, researching zoning ordinances, contributing to transportation studies, and helping to modernize the content, structure and layout of plans. These updates support communities with implementation of their visions, which Mahdis will help to bring from broad goals to implementable policies through community engagement and working with LVPC staff. She also will be picking up additional tasks within the plans in spring and summer. Mahdis is an M.A. candidate in the Environmental Policy Program, with a concentration in Urban Policy and Planning.