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 wastewater treatment services in seven sewer districts across the county.

What's Happening in Environment & Planning

Agribusiness Park Scoping Meeting

Public Zoom Meeting

Proposed Agribusiness Park on former Eden-Angola Airport Site

VIA ZOOM on Tuesday, May 18th, 7:00pm.

Registration is required.  

Zoom link and registration information can be found at:

 The COVID-19 Pandemic forced County governments to deliver services like never before.  In 2020, DEP continued to deliver our traditional services and programs while also playing an important role in supporting the Poloncarz administrations’ COVID response and recovery.  This ...

The eight-year review of the Marilla #5, Wales #12, and Elma #13 Agricultural Districts are currently underway. In accordance with the Erie County Agricultural District Consolidation Plan, the aforementioned Districts will consolidated into the Consolidated Central Agricultural District. The 30-day public review and comment period is open from April 7 - May 7,...

County Executive Mark Poloncarz and 43North have released the Back to Business Grant Program Report

This report outlines the unprecedented $20 million County grant program conducted in partnership with 43North to provide financial aid to our small businesses in their greatest time of need.

The full Report can be found...