Leslie S. Richards, a Montgomery County commissioner, has been elected to chair the board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the nine-county agency that funnels federal transportation funding to the Philadelphia region.
Richards replaces James Simpson, who resigned last month as New Jersey transportation commissioner.
Simpson's successor will be the vice chair of the DVRPC board. The other newly elected officers are Camden Mayor Dana Redd, secretary, and Ronald Henry, Gov. Corbett's representative, treasurer.
- Paul Nussbaum