Adirondack Park Agency

Local Government Services Unit

Given the number of active local planning programs in the region, the decisions made by local governments impact the Adirondack economy and environment. In this sense, the task of land use management is a shared responsibility between the Agency and the Park’s local government officials. The Local Government Services division at the Agency works with individual towns in the Park to assist them in planning, zoning, and administering Agency approved local land use programs, this includes meeting with local boards on many aspects of planning, from the challenge of starting a local plan for the first time, to fine-tuning or amending existing regulations. Local Government Services staff also provides assistance to communities by attending community meetings, providing written advice, designing workshops, and providing plan and code review.