Training Opportunities

Upcoming Training Opportunities 

May 4 NPS, 2021 5:30 to 6:30 pm National Parks Service/OCPD Overview of and Community input to Feasibility Study for Designating 14 Finger Lakes Counties as a National Heritage Area.  


Tues. April 13, 2-4 pm, NYSDOS/Livingston County, Planning & Zoning: An Introduction

Tues. April 27, 2-4 pm NYSDOS/Sullivan County Stormwater Regulation for Local Review Boards

Thurs. April 29 from 5-7:30, NYSDOS/Dutchess County, Planning and Zoning: An Introduction  see registration link at

Tues. May 18 from 6 – 8 pm, NYSDOS/Livingston County, Hot Button Land Uses


Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council Zoom training on Tues and Thurs. Trainings are free but registration is required.

Thurs. Apr 15 11:30-1 Clean Energy Communities 2.0 (G/FLRPC, Rob Richardson & Jenny Loewenstein 

Tues. Apr 20 11:30-1 Here Comes the Sun: Solar, Zoning, and Comprehensive Plans (Wendel, Drew Reilly)

Thurs. Apr 22 11:30-1 From Dutch charters to village dissolutions: A discussion of New York's quirky system of local government (G/FLRPC, Jason Haremza

Tues. Apr 27 11:30-12:30 Finger Lakes National Heritage Area (National Park Service, Martha Droge and Chuck Lawson)

Thurs. April 29 11:30-1 On Haudenosaunee Land: Recognizing Indigenous People, History and Geography in Local Planning in Our Region (Native American Cultural Center, Ronalyn Pollack & G/FLRPC, Jason Haremza)

Tues. May 4 11:30-2 Planning Board Overview (NYS Department of State)

Thurs. May 6 11:30-1 Intermunicipal Planning for Local Efficiency(NYS Department of State) 

Tues. May 11 11:30-12:30 Intermunicipal Cooperation: Building Code Enforcement(NYS Department of State

Thurs. May 13 11:30-1 Ouch! This plant hurts: NYSDEC Giant Hogweed Control Program (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Naja Kraus & Meaghan Schwartz)

Tues. May 18 11:30-1 Hot Topics in Planning: from A[ccessory Dwellings]to Z[oom Towns](Barton & Loguidice, Molly Gaudioso & G/FLRPC, Jason Haremza) 


Tues. April 20, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 am Ithaca & Tompkins County Age Friendly Center of Excellence, Planning for Age Friendly Communities: Resources for Local Governments and Community Members 


The following on-line webinars are offered by the New York Planning Federation.  These trainings are free if your municipality is a 

member.  Call or e-mail with membership number or to pay and participate as a non-member. 518-512-5270 or email 

April 15 – 12 pm – 1 pm: Site Plan Review

Laberge Group

April 27 – 12 pm – 1 pm: Site Plan Review Mishaps

Laberge Group


The NY Conference of Mayors also offers virtual and recorded webinars for members villages and cities


Planning related webinars from the Center for Creative Land Recycling webinars are $20 each  See link for webinar descriptions.

  1. March 30, 2-3 pm eastern: Economic development basics for artists, designers and makers
  2. April 20, 2-3 pm eastern: Artists as social change agents
  3. May 11, 2-3 pm eastern: Working with artists on creative placemaking
  4. July 13, 2-3 pm eastern: History of Creative Placemaking in the United States Part 1 
  5. July 27. 2-3 pm eastern: History of Creative Placemaking in the United States Part 2