County Planning Board

Planning and Development
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner




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The Dutchess County Planning Board advises the Commissioner of Planning and provides recommendations regarding metropolitan, 
regional, county or municipal planning issues. 

Among the Board's primary responsibilities is oversight of the County's Partnership for Manageable Growth Program. The Board accepts and reviews applications for County funding and forwards its recommendations to the County Executive and the County Legislature for implementation.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every other month at 3:30 pm at the Dutchess County Planning Department, 85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107, Poughkeepsie NY 12601. All meetings are open to the public.

2018 Meetings

January 10, 2018: Minutes 01/10/18; Presentations: Glendale, Meili, and Jordan Lane Farms and Cider Mill Friends 
March 14, 2018: Minutes 03/14/18
May 9, 2018: Minutes 05/09/18       
July 11, 2018
September 12, 2018  Cancelled
November 14, 2018

2017 Minutes
January 11, 2017: Minutes 01/11/17
March 8, 2017: Minutes 03/08/17
July 12, 2017: Minutes 07/12/17
November 12, 2017: Minutes 11/12/17

2016 Minutes
January 13, 2016: Minutes 01/13/16
February 23, 2016: Special Voting Session Minutes 02/23/16
March:  No Meeting
May 11, 2016: Minutes 05/11/16Presentation: City of Poughkeepsie Planning Initiatives  
July 13, 2016: Minutes 07/13/2016 
September 14, 2016: Minutes 09/14/16 

Dutchess County Planning Board  
Gary Baright, Town of LaGrange
Colleen Cruikshank, Village of Rhinebeck
Michael Dupree, Town of Hyde Park
Hans Hardisty, Town of Poughkeepsie

Edward Hauser, Town of Pawling
J. Patrick Lambert, City of Beacon
Hans Klingzahn, Chairman, Village of Fishkill
James Nelson, City of Poughkeepsie
Warren Temple Smith, Village of Rhinebeck
Jill Way, Town of Dover
Fredrick Wilhelm, Town of Pleasant Valley
J. Randall Williams, City of Beacon
John Weisman, Town of Poughkeepsie
Linda D. Fakhoury, Liaison, Dutchess County Attorney
John Metzger, Liaison, Dutchess County Legislature

The Board includes nine members appointed by the County Executive and four appointed by the County Legislature. This membership represents both of our cities, as well as villages and towns from all sections of the County.

Contact Information
For more information contact Jennifer Cocozza, the Planning Department liaison to the Dutchess County Planning Board at:

85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-3600

Questions?  Go to Your Dutchess Direct

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