About the Berks County Redevelopment Authority

The Berks County Redevelopment Authority was formed in 1961 under Pennsylvania’s Urban Redevelopment Law.  It’s mission is to eliminate blight and dangerous conditions.  The Authority is authorized by the Board of County Commissioners and operates independently.

In the past 40-plus years the Berks County Redevelopment Authority has played an important part in helping to make Berks County a great place to live, work and play.  It has worked in everything from flood recovery efforts to management of the County’s federal entitlement housing and community development programs.  Since 2000, the Authority has taken great steps in renewing and revitalizing the City of Reading and the Borough of West Reading.  It fulfills its role in the County’s community revitalization using tools and funding programs administered by federal, state and local agencies. The Authority’s activities are coordinated through and with the Berks County Community Development Office.

Board Members and Solicitors

  • Mr. Glenn Yeager, Chairman
  • Ms. Eileen Kastura, Vice Chairman
  • Mr. Barry Rohrbach, Secretary
  • Mr. Pellegrino Orlando
  • Ms. Shirley Ludwig, Treasurer
  • Ms. Pamela Cala, Solicitor, Kozloff Stoudt

Executive Director: Kenneth Pick

Mailing address

Redevelopment Authority of Berks County
C/o Ken Pick, Executive Director
633 Court Street, Fl 14 Reading, PA 19601

Redevelopment Authority Meeting Minutes (45-56kb pdf)

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January 23 2007
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No meeting held in April
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July 31 2007
No meeting held in August
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September 25 2007
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October 23 2007
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November 27 2007
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January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
Tefra Hearing April 2006
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May 23 2006 
No meeting held in June
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August 2006
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October 2006
October 2006
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This page updated April 29, 2008.

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