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 Department of Environment & Planning's Office of GIS provided services and expertise to the Emergency Management Civil Defense/Disaster Preparedness Division in creating the ReadyErie App. 

The app is available for Erie County residents to make and share...

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The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced funding for Comprehensive Master Plan Updates. Funding for the plans is from the Regional Development Corporation loan fund.

The following towns and villages will be conducting Comprehensive plan updates:

  • Town of Newstead/Village of Akron
  • Town of Lancaster/Village of...

FLYER-WEB

The Broadband Internet Feasibility Study will provide guidance for the planning and development of a broadband strategy within the county.

It will include researching:

  • public and private providers of broadband service throughout the county, 
  • potential infrastructure which may be available but currently underutilized or unused, 
  • existing providers...

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Housing Counseling and Referral Services:

The County of Erie, New York (the "County") is currently seeking proposals from qualified organizations/firms interested in providing housing counseling and referral services to residents in the Erie County Community Development Block Grant Consortium. Proposers interested in providing said services are invited to respond to...

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Fair Housing Services:

The County of Erie, New York (the "County") is currently seeking proposals from qualified organizations/firms interested in providing Fair Housing services to residents in the Erie County Community Development Block Grant Consortium. Proposers interested in providing said services are invited to respond to this request.

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There will be a community meeting on the issue of single-use bags on December 14, 2016 in Buffalo. The presentation begins at 6:00 pm and will feature Dr. Sherri Mason from SUNY Fredonia. Click the photo to view the flyer.