John Mizerak, Instructor

John Mizerak
Planning Instructor

Mr. Mizerak has worked for 21+ years with local governments in Pennsylvania and around the country providing a wide variety of services related to strategic planning and economic development. The focus of these services is to define goals and objectives, identify priority projects and initiatives, communicate with key stakeholders, and define the necessary steps for implementation. He managed the Pennsylvania State Land Use Planning program and was the staff lead for developing the annual training program for local governments.  He also participated in some of the training.

Mr. Mizerak has been a featured speaker on land use planning, economic development and public funding strategies in the local Pennsylvania market and has been featured in national speaking forums. In addition, Mr. Mizerak has also worked with local governments to develop public funding strategies for the implementation of their priority projects. After working with local governments to identify their priority projects, he has developed comprehensive public funding strategies to identify and leverage public funding for project implementation. His work in this area includes developing the applications and required support documentation and the interaction with the funding agencies.