Barry Seymour serves as Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the regional planning forum for the Greater Philadelphia region, with a focus on transportation, land use, the environment and economic growth. DVRPC is the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the region. In his time at DVRPC, Mr. Seymour instituted the first municipal grant program for revitalization of urban neighborhoods and older suburban communities, spearheaded the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Smart Transportation initiative, and is leading a regional planning program to address climate change. He is a recipient of the 2008 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence.