Training

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 by 1 p.m. the day of the training. To sign up, please contact the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development.

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 3rd, 2021, 7:00pm - Conducting Public Meetings & Public Hearings

With things returning to “normal,” Planning and Zoning Boards are starting to hold in-person meetings again and welcoming public participation. Join staff from Cayuga County Department of Planning & Economic Development in “dusting off” procedures, record-keeping, and other issues related to public meetings and hearings.  Please note that due to current health and safety protocols, capacity is limited to 50 attendees. Per BOCES’ health and safety protocols, all attendees must wear proper face coverings.  Click here for a flyer.  Click here to register

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.