Zoning Hearing Board


The Zoning Hearing Board acts as a quasi-judicial body, or “local court”, for zoning matters. The five-member board hears various appeals from the determinations of the zoning officer, may grant relief from the literal terms of the ordinance in certain hardship situations, hears challenges to the validity of the ordinance, and reviews applications for “special exception uses”, which are permitted uses requiring a review.

Zoning Hearing Board members are appointed by the Borough Council for five-year terms, with one term expiring each year.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 P.M. when needed


Jean E. Simchak, Chair/ Secretary, Term Expires 2020
Norman A. DeLano, Jr., Vice Chair, Term Expires 2023
Shirley Landsdowne, Term Expires 2021
Leanon Trawick, Term Expires 2024
Reverend Doctor Robert McMahon, Term Expires 2024

Alternate Zoning Hearing Board Member

Raissa Simchak, Term Expires 2024

*ALERT:  Mount Pocono Borough Council is accepting letters of interest for Borough Alternate Zoning Hearing Board Members.

To apply, send a letter of interest to the Borough Council, in care of the Borough Secretary:

Mount Pocono Borough Council
c/o Lori Noonan, Borough Secretary
1361 Pocono Boulevard, Suite 100
Mount Pocono, PA 18344

Or by email: lori@mountpocono-pa.gov