Jennifer Leister Reitz, AICP, LEED AP

Senior Planner

Jennifer Leister Reitz is a municipal planner with Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc.(TCA), with 12 years of strategic planning, ordinance preparation, and public participation experience. Jen’s educational background is in community planning, land use planning, public administration, and community health and nutrition.

Prior to joining TCA, Jennifer worked as a public sector planner for New York City, New York and New Castle County, Delaware. In the latter role she gained significant experience in land development plan compliance reviews, and represented the County’s interest for state and local initiatives such as the Claymont Village Redevelopment, the State Demographic Committee, the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Trail project, and the Mobility Friendly Design Initiative.

At TCA, Jen’s role focuses on comprehensive planning, ordinance preparation, demographic and fiscal impact analysis, and public outreach strategies. She has completed nearly ten Comprehensive Plans, and has also served as interim Planning Director for Salem County, New Jersey.


Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Public Policy
University of Delaware
University of Delaware Study Abroad Fellowship
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
Pennsylvania State University


Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc.
Town Planners & Landscape Architects
West Chester, Pennsylvania
May 2006 - Present
New Castle County Department of Land Use
New Castle, Delaware
2003 - 2006
New York City Department of City Planning
Staten Island, New York
2002 - 2003
Center for Historic Architecture & Design
University of Delaware
2000 - 2002
Food Bank of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
1997 - 2000

Professional Registration

Certified Planner
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Professional Associations

American Planning Association

Awards & Certifications

Awards & Honors
Certificate of Excellence in Nonprofit Management & Strategic Planning, 1999

Select Projects

Comprehensive Plan Update
Ephrata Borough, Pennsylvania
Catasauqua Downtown Revitalization Plan
Catasauqua Borough, Pennsylvania
Middle Smithfield Comprehensive Plan
Middle Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania
Mobility Friendly Design Commitee
New Castle County, Delaware
Interim Planning Director
Salem County, New Jersey
New Castle County Unified Development Code
Amendments, New Castle, Delaware
New Castle County Comprehensive Plan
New Castle, Delaware
South Whitehall Township Comprehensive Plan
South Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Town Center Design Guidelines
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
SLDO & Zoning Ordinance Amendments:
City of Easton, Pennsylvania
Franklin Township, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Borough, Pennsylvania
Manheim Township (Lancaster), Pennsylvania
Penn Township (Lancaster), Pennsylvania
Springfield Township (Delco), Pennsylvania
Straban Township, Pennsylvania
Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania