Training Opportunities

Upcoming Training Opportunities 

October 18, 2021 6:00 to 8:00 pm Farmland Protection and Agricultural Viability

Ontario County

Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning council workshop will be a series of 12 on-line 1-2 hours trainings from Oct.18 to Nov. 5, 2021. Topic include affordable clean energy (Community Choice Aggregation)flood resiliencythe ongoing legacy of redlining and equity issues in zoning lawspro tips for making the Site Plan Review process work better for your communityZoning Board of Appeals overview and many more.

Registration link

For additional details on individual workshops

Oct 18 12-1PM
Session 1A
Meet G/FLRPC staff and learn about the Regional Planning Council’s work

Oct 18 7-8PM
Session 1B (repeated)
Meet G/FLRPC staff and learn about the Regional Planning Council’s work

Oct 20 7-8PM
Session 2
To Be or Not To Be: Observations on Hamlets in Upstate New York (G/FLRPC)

Oct 21 12-1:30PM
Session 3
Land Use Policy and Equity (Antiracist Curriculum Project/PathStone Foundation)

Oct 25 Noon-2PM
Session 4
Overview of Flood Risk Reduction Programs (US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, NYS Div. of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, National Weather Service)

Oct 26 6-8PM
Session 5
Zoning Board Overview (NYS DOS)

Oct 27 6-8PM
Session 6
Site Plan Review Overview and Pro Tips (NYS DOS, G/FLRPC)

Oct 28 Noon-1:30PM
Session 7
Skills that Make Great Land Use Board Members (NYS DOS)

Oct 28 2-4PM
Session 8
Advancing Community-Level Resilience 1: A New Perspective on High Water and Property Risk on Wayne County’s Lake Ontario Shoreline (Syracuse Univ., NY Sea Grant, Cornell, G/FLRPC)

Nov 1 Noon-1PM
Session 9
Historic Preservation 101: Building a better future through preservation of our past (Landmark Society of WNY)

Nov 3 Noon-1:30PM
Session 10
Solar, Solar - Everywhere: Solar, Battery Energy Storage, Zoning, and Experiences  (Wendel)

Nov 4 2-4PM
Session 11
Advancing Community-Level Resilience 2: Sewer and Septic Opportunities for Action (Syracuse Univ., NY Sea Grant, Cornell, G/FLRPC)

Nov 8 noon-1PM
Session 12
Innovations in Public Engagement (Highland Planning)

Nov 9 2-4PM
Session 13
Advancing Community-Level Resilience 3: Adopting Local Models of Flood Resiliency and Barriers to Implementation (Syracuse Univ., NY Sea Grant, Cornell, G/FLRPC)

Nov 10 noon-2PM
Session 14
Community Choice Aggregation (G/FLRPC, Town of Brighton)

October 26, 2021 5:00 to 7:00 pm Dutchess County Reframing the Debate – Why we need to build more housing. 


October 28, 2021  6:00 to 7:00 pm Municipal Bootcamp: Aren't You Special (MRB & Hancock Eatabrook) - review of procedures, review considerations, and risks related to special use permits, variances, and other exceptions to zoning rules.


November 10, 2021 NYSDOS and Dutchess County, County Referral Process

December 23, 2021 6:00 to 7:00 pm Municipal Bootcamp: Topic TBA (MRB & Hancock Eatabrook)

The  New York Planning Federation  trainings are free if your municipality is a member.  

Call or e-mail with membership number or to pay and participate as a non-member. 518-512-5270 or email 


The NY Conference of Mayors also offers virtual and recorded webinars for member villages and cities