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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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

Training Resources

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More Land Use Training & Informational Opportunities

Links to More Land Use Training Options & Information