Planning Department

The Planning Department leads strategic planning and technical research for Chemung County. The Planning Department's mission is to support local communities, strengthen the economic vitality of the County, protect natural resources, and enhance the quality of life for all.


The Department provides the following primary services:


  • Land use planning 
  • Transportation and infrastructure planning
  • Economic and community development 
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Data analysis and dissemination
  • Resilience and sustainability planning
  • Grant funding support 
  • Emergency management planning
  • Intergovernmental coordination
  • Public transit system oversight



Chemung County Planning Board

The Chemung County Planning Advisory Board reviews land use and planning matters that are referred by local municipalities. When reviewing projects, the Planning Board considers impacts for the benefit of the community as a whole, and not for the benefit of a particular property owner or developer.

Planning Board Referral Form:

Go to Planning Board Referral Form

Planning Board Members:

Henry Dalrymple, Chair

Mark Watts

Emma Miran

Scott Shaw

Robert Lewis

Michelle Podolec

Joseph Coletta

Elisabeth Corveleyn

Andrew Avery, Ex-officio


Go to Planning Board Member Application
View 2023 Meeting Schedule 

The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled for 3pm on March 23, 2023 and will be held in the basement conference room at 400 E Church St., Elmira, New York. Agenda and referral information can be found at the following webpage 1 week prior to this meeting: Go to Chemung County Planning Board page

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Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council

The Chemung County Planning Department hosts the local Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council (ECTC).  As the MPO, ECTC is responsible for the planning and programming of all major transportation projects. ECTC also engages in detailed transportation planning and programming in order to qualify various local projects for federal and state funding.


Go to Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Environmental Management Council & Climate Smart Communities Task Force

The Chemung County Planning Department is advised by the Environmental Management Council (EMC). The Chemung County Environmental Management Council (EMC) is a voluntary advisory board appointed by the county government. Its mission is to advise county government and to provide a liaison between the community and county government. The EMC also serves as the New York State Climate Smart Communities Task Force for Chemung County.


Go to Chemung County Climate Smart Communities page

Go to Cornell Cooperative Extension EMC page

Go to the Chemung County Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Transit Board

The Chemung County Planning Department and ECTC provide staff support to the Transit Board and oversight of the First Transit agreement for the day-to-day operations and management of the CTRAN bus system as well as the Transportation Center in Elmira, NY.


Go to CTRAN website
Go to Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Planning Department Staff

  • Kevin J. Meindl  - Commissioner of Planning and Director of ECTC
  • Nan Moss - Secretary
  • Alison Herman - Associate Planner 1
  • Emily Marino - Grants Manager
  • Courtney Dunn - Transit Manager
  • Michael Perry - Deputy Director of ECTC
  • Kristin Griffiths - Deputy Director of Emergency Management
  • Courtney Taylor - Transportation GIS Analyst
  • Liv Lovejoy - Transit Specialist