Planning Federation

Planning and Development
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner


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The Dutchess County Planning Federation supports the efforts of local volunteers involved in the community planning process throughout the County.

The Federation, in partnership with the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development, has presented educational workshops to local officials and residents for over 30 years. The Federation is governed by a Board of Directors.

If you would like to receive our bimonthly eNewsletter (Plan On It), and occasional email alerts announcing training opportunities, please send a request to be added to our mailing list


2018 Short Courses (Training Opportunities)
Our Fall 2018 series of short courses has been scheduled, and registrations are open for all 3 courses!

Tuesday October 16:
Making Your Community More Farm Friendly through Planning & Zoning, 6-8pm

Tuesday October 23:
Practical Issues in Deciding Area Variances: A Hands-On ZBA Workshop, 6-8pm

Monday October 29:
From Street Trees to Parking Lots: Incorporating LID into Site Plan Review, 6-8pm

Materials from select previous Short Course presentations are available.

View issues of our bimonthly (6 issues/year) eNewsletter, Plan On It, produced in partnership with staff from the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development.

Constitution and Bylaws
View the Planning Federation's Constitution and Bylaws (.pdf), as amended in October 2016.

Dutchess County Planning Federation Board
Jay Trapp (President), Red Hook Village Board of Trustees
Michael TJ McCormack (Vice President), Town of Clinton Planning Board
John Bickford (Secretary/Treasurer), Town of Hyde Park Zoning Board of Appeals
Tom Adams, Town of Fishkill Town Board
Phil DeRosa, Town of Pawling Town Board
Anne Dexter, Town of Hyde Park Planning Board
Hans Klingzahn, Village of Fishkill Planning Board
Anthony Robustelli, Town of Amenia Planning Board
Tom Van Tine, Town of Fishkill Zoning Board of Appeals

Contact Information
For more information contact Heather LaVarnway, Planning Department liaison to the Dutchess County Planning Federation, at:

27 High Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486–3600
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