We provide resources empowering citizens to improve the quality of life by advancing social, economic, environmental, and public health goals of their community.


Through our shared commitment to those we serve, we enhance the abilities of residents and local municipal boards to plan and implement land use and economic development efforts that balance economic, social, and environmental concerns.

Departmental Duties

  • Information clearinghouse services
  • Grant writing and administrative services
  • Planning, land use, educational and facilitative services
  • Fulfill statutory requirements for New York State General Municipal Law Article 239
  • Administer the Fair Housing, Agricultural Districts programs
  • Provide County representation on appropriate inter-municipal and regional Boards