Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute
PMPEI courses offer continuing education credits to attorneys (CLE), professional engineers, landscape architects, UCC code officials, land surveyors and geologists.
Dr. Marvin A. Brotter, AICP
PMPEI notes the passing on November 3, 2019 in Scranton of one of the original instructors in the PMPEI Program. Dr. Marvin A. Brotter, AICP, was in the first class of trainers in 1992 and taught all of the courses in the program until just a few years ago.
Marvin Brotter’s 65 year professional planning career began in New Jersey and continued in northeastern Pennsylvania where he was a consultant for municipalities and counties for over 60 years. He graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in urban studies, and earned masters and doctoral degrees from Nova University. He was noted as a prolific grantsman who was successful in obtaining funding needed by municipalities to implement their plans. In the 1960s he promoted cooperative regional planning, most notably in the Lock Haven area.
As an educator not only was he a Certified PMPEI Instructor, but he was also Professor of Public Administration at Marywood College for more than 25 years. Many of his former students are planners and municipal managers serving in northeastern Pennsylvania communities
Dr. Brotter was a Charter Member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. He earned many professional awards, including the Distinguished Planner Award of the Pennsylvania Chapter of APA.