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

On July 1, 2019, Dan Castle, AICP became the new Deputy Commissioner of Planning & Economic Development.

Dan brings 34 years’ experience in planning, environmental impact analysis, economic development and infrastructure. He began his career working as a Planner for Oneida and Herkimer counties and then spent 30 years as a planning and environmental consultant...


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!


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...