NYPF Board of Directors and Staff




What Is the Role of the Board of Directors?
What Is the Role of the Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors is a working, grassroots, group that understands the needs of the communities it serves and seeks to fulfill the organization’s mission of providing training and education to New York’s planning and zoning board members. The Board is comprised of eighteen Regional Representatives, who represent the State’s nine regions, and six Directors-at-Large. According to the by-laws, Regional Representatives must be members of a local planning board or ZBA, while the Directors-at-Large may be land use attorneys, engineers, educators, or others involved in some aspect of local government. Members of the Executive Committee include the current President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, and the Immediate Past President.

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What Are the Benefits of Membership?

NYPF members receive discounted rates on training, publications, and the annual conference, and the also receive our newsletter, “Planning News”.

The website – www.nypf.org – keeps members informed by offering current land use information from around the country. The “members only” section of the website has training modules on SEQR, planning board and ZBA duties, site plan review, comprehensive planning, and other topics. These training modules help members fulfill their annual four-hour training requirement.

Members are always welcome to call our toll-free number, 800-366-NYPF (6973), to request assistance with specific topics of concern to their municipality. Examples of technical assistance include planning and zoning audits, preparation of RFPs, community outreach, facilitation of comprehensive planning workshops, and code reviews.

The NYPF Annual Conference is recognized as one of the premier training programs in the state. It offers certification credit to planning board and ZBA members through in-depth sessions on both basic and advanced planning and zoning topics. Presenters discuss such relevant municipal issues as green energy, design standards, agriculture and open space protection, downtown revitalization, case law, and ethics. The conference also offers municipal officials, professional planners, and other attendees an opportunity to exchange ideas and information with their peers from communities and organizations across the state.