Available Training

Available Training
As we prepare our schedule for training opportunities, we want to hear what you are interested in.  Do you want to attend a Planned Unit Development training session or would you rather learn what your role and duty is as a planning or zoning board member?  These are just some examples of training that can be conducted.  Please contact the Planning Department at either (585) 815-7901 or to let us know what training you think is necessary. 

Spring 2018 Monroe County
Department of Planning and Development Land Use Decision-Making
Training Program

Thursday, April 26, 2018: Introduction to Land Use Law

Location: Monroe Community College, Flynn Campus Center, Building 3
Cost: $40 per workshop, includes dinner. Free parking is available in lots AM and N
Time: Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.  Workshops begin at 4:30 PM and end at 9:00 PM

All workshops are eligible for up to four hours of continuing education credit for members of Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals. Certificates of Attendance will reflect the number of hours present at each workshop.

Registration Form:

Municipal Law Seminar
Thursday, May 17, 2018
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Millennium Hotel
2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. A cocktail reception will follow the program.

For the latest on regulatory compliance, labor and employment issues, and case law involving municipalities, please join our attorneys as we explore hot-button topics and discuss new ways to confront the challenges and opportunities ahead, including:
  • Legislative Session Update
  • Social Media and the Rights of Public Officials, Employees and the Public
  • Land Use  Microcell Zoning Issues and Brownfields Grant Opportunities
  • Solar Projects and Real Property Tax Challenge Update
  • Capital Projects / Bond Financings: Your Issues for 2018
  • The U.S. Constitution and Local Government: Critical Issues for Municipal Officials

Attorneys: Jeffrey F. Swiatek, Daniel A. Spitzer, John A. AlessiMelanie J. Beardsley, Jessica C. Copeland, Emily A. Dinsmore, Peter C. GodfreyCharles W. Malcomb, Andrew R. Mark, Paul D. Meosky, Michael B. Risman, Jeffrey W. Stone, Mark T. Sweeney

Who should attend: supervisors, mayors, board members, municipal attorneys, and department heads. This invitation may be extended to members of your staff.

RSVP no later than Thursday, May 3, 2018
 by using the register link above.

3 hours of CPE available. CLE credit requested.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Holland-Ess at

Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford, NY

The NYS Department of State has five online interactive courses as part of the Local Government Training Program.

Please refer to the Land Use Training Network Calendar for additional training opportunities.