Mission

To create an environment for parking professionals to share knowledge, enhance personal development, and network.

Vision

To positively impact the communities we serve.

History

The PPA began with its first meeting on December 11, 1985. The first conference was held in 1989 in Harrisburg. Since then, the conference has been held annually at cities across the state including State College, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Valley Forge, Scranton, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Today we have over 130 members. The Association is considered one of the strongest and most active state associations, hosting an annual conference, golf outing, spring training session, a meeting at each IPI conference, and annual Parking Innovation Awards.

Past Presidents

  • 1985 – 1986 — Marie Witmer, Harrisburg Parking Authority
  • 1987 — Robin Kleckner, Allentown Parking Authority
  • 1987 – 1988 — William A. Smith, Shadyside Hospital
  • 1988 – 1993 — Linda Kauffman, Allentown Parking Authority
  • 1993 – 1995 — Seymor Bloom, Reading Parking Authority
  • 1995 – 1996 — Richard Best, Richard N. Best Associates, Inc.
  • 1996 – 2001 — Ronald A. Massott, Harrisburg Parking Authority
  • 2001 – 2004 — Doug Holmes, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2004 – 2009 — John Collins, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2009 – 2010 — Thomas Matthews, Lancaster Parking Authority
  • 2010 – 2012 — Jamie Sweigart, High Concrete Group LLC
  • 2012 – 2014 — Rachel Yoka, TimHaahs
  • 2014 – 2015 — Doug Lape, Signature Control Systems, LLC
  • 2015 – 2016 — Bobra Wilbanks, POM Incorporated
  • 2016 – Present — Mark Vergenes, Mirus Financial Partners

 

(The Pennsylvania Parking Association is a 501c6 non-profit organization, EIN 25-1676134)