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.
- 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
David Tessier, President
Zoning Board of Appeals Chair, Town of Pompey
Land Planning Consultant
Jane Rice, Vice President
Planning Board Chair, Village of Fayetteville
Director of Planning, edr Companies
Dick Robb, Secretary/Treasurer
Planning Board Member, Village of East Syracuse
Principal, Robb Planning & Land Use Services
Planning Board Member, Town of Geddes
Community Planning Consultant
Planner, Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency
Planning Board Member, Town of Marcellus
Zoning Board of Appeals Member, Town of Marcellus
Town and Planning Board Engineer for the Town of Clay
Municipal Services Department Manager, C & S Companies
Planning Board Chair, Town of Camillus
Attorney, Town of LaFayette, Town of Onondaga, Village of Solvay
Partner, Costello, Cooney & Fearon PLLC
Planning Commission Member, City of Syracuse
Planning Board Chair, Town of DeWitt
Zoning Board of Appeals Chair, Town of Clay
Planning Board Attorney, Town of DeWitt
Partner, Baldwin & Sutphen LLP
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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Neil Murphy, Ph.D., President, SUNY ESF
Annual Planning Symposium Keynote Speaker