Adirondack Park Agency

  • APA 50th Anniversary Logo
    The New York State Adirondack Park Agency is celebrating 50 years of long-range public and private land use planning for the largest park in the continental United States.

  • April 2024 Adirondack Park Agency Board Meeting

    The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting on April 18, 2024. Materials for this meeting can be found here.

    Public comment will be available to members of the public who attend the Agency meeting in person as well as those who attend this month’s meeting remotely. If you would like the opportunity to speak remotely during public comment, please send your name and the phone number you will be using to call into the WebEx to:

    Click here to watch the meeting live.

    To access the meeting by telephone, call 1-518-549-0500 and use Access Code: 2343 321 7200

  • 2024 Adirondack Planning Forum

    APA is honored to announce Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez will provide welcome remarks at the 2nd Annual Adirondack Planning Forum. Secretary Rodriguez and APA Executive Director Barbara Rice will welcome local government officials to the opening reception at the Hotel Saranac on Wednesday, April 24th.

    NYS Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez Bio

    Registration form & agenda now available! (updated 4/11/2024)

    When: Wednesday & Thursday, April 24 & 25, 2024
    Where: Hotel Saranac, Saranac Lake, NY
    Note: All vouchers & checks should be made payable to: Hotel Saranac
    Email with any questions.


  • APA welcomes General Counsel Damion Stodola

    "The Adirondack Park Agency is very excited to welcome Counsel Stodola", said APA Chair John Ernst. "His extensive experience, professional demeanor and passion for the Adirondack Park will invigorate our dedicated and hard-working staff as we face increasing challenges in this era of climate change."

    "During the selection process we were very impressed with the depth of understanding Counsel Stodola conveyed for Adirondack Park issues," said Executive Director Barbara Rice. "It was very evident that his appreciation of this special place is deep rooted and well balanced. I would also like to thank Associate Counsel Sarah Reynolds for serving so admirably as Acting Counsel this past year."

    General Counsel Damion Stodola said, "I'm thrilled and humbled to join the APA team and contribute to their steadfast commitment to the health, promise, and long-term security of the Adirondacks and its communities. I am eager to support my new colleagues and the board, and keen to meet and learn from all the stakeholders whose passion for the Park no doubt rivals my own."

    For background information please see: Adirondack Park Agency Administration (

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