Thomas R. Hersey, Jr., Commissioner of Environment & Planning

Thomas R. Hersey, Jr., Commissioner of Environment & Planning

The Department of Environment and Planning leads the County's economic development efforts, oversees environmental compliance, collaborates on local and regional planning, provides digital mapping services, and provides wastewaster treatment services in seven sewer districts across the county.

What's Happening in Environment & Planning


the 2019 Erie County Business Assistance Directory, a comprehensive and current fifty-page compilation of business and government agencies, economic development service providers, transportation, planning, and zoning information, and much more, is now available!


2018 CAPER Draft Legal Notice

The Erie County/Town of West Seneca Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program will be available for public review and comment from June 12 through June 27, 2019 at the Erie County...

LSWMP Public Hearing

Erie County and the Northeast South Towns and Northwest Local Solid Waste Management Boards will hold a joint public meeting on July 31, 2019, at 6:00pm to facilitate public comment and discussion about each Board’s draft 10 year planning documents, their Local Solid Waste Management Plans. The public meeting will be held at the Erie County Emergency Management...

HHW Collections in 2019

Erie County will be holding 5 free HHW Collection events in 2019 where Erie County residents can bring hazardous items to have them properly disposed .

  • May 11 -  Clarence

  • June 15 -  SUNY Erie Campus - South campus...