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


In partnership with Erie, Chautauqua and Niagara counties, the EC Fishery Advisory Board and DEP updated the existing paper “Erie and Niagara Hotspot Fishing Map” to cover the shoreline of all three counties as well as to identify additional fish locations and species.

Maps were printed in early 2016 and distributed through bait tackle shops, fishing organizations, the...


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" Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by representatives from the Erie County Industrial...