Patrick Starr

Patrick Starr

Executive Vice President

Southeast Region
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Patrick Starr serves as Executive Vice President.  He coordinates PEC’s programs statewide and leads the southeast regional office located in Center City Philadelphia.  With a staff of six employees and an annual budget exceeding $1 million, he directs several major initiatives.  These include Trails & Outdoor recreation (multi-purpose trails and water trails), Watersheds (achieving regulatory compliance & implementing green infrastructure) and Energy & Climate programs.

Related to his work, he serves on numerous task forces and boards including the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, Delaware River City Corporation, and the Central Delaware Advocacy Group. Starr serves as the PA Vice Chair of the Circuit Coalition, and as convener of the Philly Upstream Suburban Watershed Cluster. In years past, he served on Mayor Nutter’s Sustainability Advisory Board, co-founded the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance, chaired the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Regional Citizens Committee, and served on the boards of the TTF Watershed Partnership, the GreenSpace Alliance, and the Schuylkill River Development Council.

Starr works in partnership with numerous agencies of government including the U.S. EPA, PA DEP and DCNR, DVRPC, SEPTA, as well as, numerous counties and municipalities in southeastern PA.

Previous to joining the Council, he was Public Affairs Director for the Philadelphia Department of Streets, and Director of Civic Issues for the Foundation for Architecture.

He resides in Center City Philadelphia, and is a lifelong Pennsylvanian having grown up near Chambersburg, Franklin County.


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Taking Action in the Wissahickon Watershed

Taking Action in the Wissahickon Watershed

Patrick Starr serves as Executive Vice President.  He coordinates PEC’s programs statewide and leads the southeast regional office located in Center City Philadelphia.  With a staff of six employees and an annual budget exceeding $1 million, he directs several major...

May 19, 2015By: Patrick Starr
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