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

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...


The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Arts and Cultural Advisory Board (“EACAB”), will be kicking off the 2020 Arts and Cultural Funding Program with an application release on Friday, February 22nd.  As in 2018 the applications are being released and will be due earlier in the year.

Two applications...