Local Planning Assistance Training

Planning board and zoning board of appeals members make decisions of major importance to their communities and to all New Yorkers. These decisions can affect the function and appearance of communities for decades to come while impacting property interests important to individual New Yorkers. 

For this reason the State of New York requires all Planning Board members and members of the local Board of Zoning Appeals to undergo four hours of training each year.

The Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development provides several opportunities throughout the year to help those on local planning boards and Zoning Board of Appeals to meet this training requirement. In addition, there are many training opportunities available in neighboring counties and online.

Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series

Pre-registration for training sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series is required. 

All sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series are free of charge and designed for members of locally elected and appointed boards.

Upcoming Sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series

November 2, 2022 | 7:00 pm


Presenters will highlight grants available through the Consolidate Funding Application including: the Water Quality Improvement Projects Program, the Climate Smart Communities Program, parks and trails programs, and others. A breakdown of the application process and a review of recent grants awarded in Cayuga County will also be provided. 

LOCATION: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, 1879 Genesee St. Rd., Aurelius 

COST: Free, 2 hours credit.  

PRESENTER: Cayuga County Planning.  

REGISTRATION:  Pre-registration is required by 1 p.m. on November 1, 2022. The link to register is here.

2023 Land Use Training Series list is available here.

Have an idea for a training topic that you want to learn about? Call the Planning Department at (315) 253-1276 or email the Planning Department.

Presentations and resource materials from past trainings are available in the document center.

Other Trainings

Below are some of the nearby training opportunities. Look for announcements of other local and regional training opportunities on the NYS Land Use Training Network Calendar.