SEDA-COG is pleased to announce that Kristin McLaughlin, a 10-year staffer, will be assuming the role of Principal Transportation Planner.

McLaughlin has been with SEDA-COG since 2012, working in SEDA-COG’s Community Development department administering Lycoming County’s CDBG program. She has been employed in the planning and community development field throughout the region for 20 years. Her previous positions include Elm Street Manager for Sunbury Revitalization, Inc.; Transportation Planning Specialist for PennDOT’s Bureau of Rail Freight; and Community Planner for Union County Planning Commission.

In 2007, McLaughlin became a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. While working in the Community Development program, she was successful in bringing almost $4 million in CDBG Discretionary (Competitive) funds to the region. 

“I’m looking forward to being involved in long-range transportation planning and continuing to serve the SEDA-COG region,” said McLaughlin.

McLaughlin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bloomsburg University in 2002 with a degree in Geography with a concentration in Urban and Regional Planning and a minor in Philosophy.

Steve Herman, SEDA-COG Director of Transportation Planning, believes Kristin is a perfect fit for the role.

“I am very excited to have Kristin join our team and apply her extensive experience and skills toward ensuring a safe, accessible, and efficient transportation system that improves the lives of the region’s residents and visitors. Kristin brings deep knowledge, broad project management successes, and strong consensus-building abilities in joining our dedicated staff,” Herman said.

Through SEDA-COG, counties and municipalities in Central Pennsylvania have a voice in transportation decision-making. Working together with SEDA-COG, local governments, businesses, and the public establish the region’s transportation priorities. Those priorities are detailed in such plans and programs as the region’s long-range transportation plan, transportation improvement program, unified planning work program, and coordinated transit plan.

As a community and economic development agency, SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of its communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit