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2018 Annual Planning Symposium Postcard



The Onondaga County Planning Federation (OCPF) is a nonprofit corporation that serves every municipality in Onondaga County by hosting annual training conferences for elected and appointed local officials and the public, and providing trend data and planning information to Federation members. The Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency (SOCPA) provides staff services to the Onondaga County Planning Federation.

OCPF Goals

  • Promoting community and inter-community planning within or by the municipalities of Onondaga County.
  • Educating members of the Federation and the public.
  • Providing for the collection and distribution of information and resources on planning and related subjects.
  • Promoting cooperation and coordination with and among federal, state, county and local authorities in matters relating thereto.

Board of Directors

Kevin Gilligan, President
Municipal Attorney
Senior Counsel, Costello, Cooney & Fearon PLLC

David Tessier, Vice President
Zoning Board of Appeals Chair, Town of Pompey
Land Planning Consultant

Dick Robb, Secretary/Treasurer

Planning Board Member, Village of East Syracuse
Principal, Robb Planning & Land Use Services

Vince Bongio

Planning Board Member, Town of Geddes

Howard Brodsky
Community Planning Consultant
Ilana Cantrell
Planner, Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency

Christine Capella Peters

Planning Commission Member, City of Syracuse

Ron DeTota

Town and Planning Board Engineer for the Town of Clay
Municipal Services Department Manager, C & S Companies

John Fatcheric
Planning Board Chair, Town of Camillus

Anthony Geiss Jr.

Zoning/Planning Board Chair, Town of Van Buren

John Langey
Municipal Attorney

Partner, Costello, Cooney & Fearon PLLC

Chuck Mangan
Zoning Board of Appeals Chair, Town of Clay

Jane Rice
Planning Board Chair, Village of Fayetteville

Director of Planning, EDR Companies

Jamie Sutphen
Municipal Attorney
Partner, Baldwin & Sutphen LLP
Alex Wisniewski
Village Engineer, Village of Minoa
President, L.J.R. Engineering, P.C.

Annual Planning Symposium

As of January 1, 2007, New York State law requires a minimum training standard of four hours each year for members of county, city, town and village planning and zoning boards. The type of acceptable training is left to the discretion of individual municipalities. The legislative body for each city, county, town or village approves a course or courses of training for its board members.

The Federation offers annual Municipal Training Conferences to assist municipalities in meeting these minimum training standards.

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Planning Symposium
Neil Murphy, Ph.D., President, SUNY ESF
Annual Planning Symposium Keynote Speaker



March 1, 2018

Past Annual
Planning Symposiums
March 2017
March 2016
March 2015
March 2014
March 2013
June 2012
August 2011
March 2010
Course Descriptions

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