Municipal Leadership Training 

Effective January 1, 2007 (Chapter 662 of the laws of 2006) the New York State Legislature amended the General Municipal Law, Town Law, General City Law and Village Law to require four (4) hours per year of training for each member of a local Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, including the county planning board. Time spent in training in excess of four hours per year may be carried over to subsequent years.

Who determines what kind of training a board member must receive?            The governing body of each town, village, city or county determines (by resolution or a local law) what courses, training providers, and training formats are acceptable. Acceptable training can even vary for individual board members.                                                      LGt Annual Training Requirement Guidance   More Infoblue spacerDOS LGt Municipal Training Website    NYS DOS Videos

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The trainings are FREE. Pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to register early. To register call Pamela at (518) 746-2294 or email [email protected]

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NYCOM Fall Training School for City & Village Officials $

September 18-22 2023 Conference Center at Lake Placid
Registration is Open - Link

New York Planning Federation (NYPF) '23 Fall & Summer Training Schools    $

October 5th - Utica, NY

Experimenting with Urbanism with Matt Horn MRB
Tiny House, Big Questions: Regulating Tiny Homes in Your Jurisdiction with Katie Hodgdon
Areawide Land Use Planning with John Steinmetz
Case Law Update with Dominique Albano

October 12th - Lake Placid, NY

Motions, Criteria and Decision-Making Guidelines with Mark Schachner 
Resiliency & Engaging Community Members with Liz Podowski King and Kim Baptiste
Tiny House, Big Questions: Regulating Tiny Homes in Your Jurisdiction with Katie Hodgdon
Case Law Update with Dominique Albano

CDRPC/NYPF Planning & Zoning Workshop  $

October 20 2023 HVCC Troy NY
Registration is Open - Link


Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board's 2023 Forward Together Conference

October 5, 2023 8am-12pm High Peaks Resort Lake Placid, NY
Registration Opens July 2023 - For details please visit

The Lake Champlain - Lake George Regional Planning Board is gearing up for its second annual Forward Together Conference! This year's conference will be held on October 5th, 2023 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, NY. Registration for this event will begin in July!

Topics covered this year include Transportation, Community Development, Small Business, and Community Rejuvenation

Visit Forward Together Initiative to learn more about the Economic Resiliency Plan.

NextGen Government Training Virtual Summit: Skill Sets for the Modern Public Servant

October 25, 2023 Virtual - Registration is free and open to everyone

Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Municipal Training [APA website]

The APA offers community workshops for municipalities within the Adirondack Park. APA staff can conduct workshops on site review, visual assessments, project analysis and other subjects, in conjunction with the Department of State and other partners.

Webinar Trainings on Multiple Topics

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More Land Use Training & Informational Opportunities

Links to More Land Use Training Options & Information