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

***** Please note that the November 2023 Planning Board Training and Planning Board Meeting have been cancelled due to current staffing shortages. Please check the website later this Fall for updates on training and Planning Board meeting schedules. Notices will also be sent to local Town and Village Offices. Thank you. *****

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.