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.
For more information contact Jennifer Cocozza, the Planning Department liaison to the Dutchess County Planning Board.
All meetings begin at 3:30 pm at the Dutchess County Planning Department, 85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, and are open to the public.
The Dutchess County Planning Board is an advisory board with volunteer members serving three-year terms, according to the Board's Bylaws (.pdf).
Current Board Members:
Gary Baright, Town of LaGrange
Colleen Cruikshank, Village of Rhinebeck
Michael Dupree, Town of Hyde Park
Edith Greenwood, Town of North East
Hans Hardisty, Town of Poughkeepsie
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
Linda D. Fakhoury, Liaison, Dutchess County Attorney
John Metzger, Liaison, Dutchess County Legislature