The New York Planning Federation is an authorized provider of training for planning and zoning board members as required by New York State. We provide certificates of attendance for anyone attending our webinars and for those who watch our recorded sessions. Many of our programs are also eligible for Certified Maintenance (CM) credit for professional planners and can be used as professional development electives for code enforcement officers.

Recorded programs will be accessible to members via the website shortly, but in the meantime you can email us for a link to watch any of the recordings listed below.

Please call 518-512-5270 or email nypf@nypf.org with any questions. 

Recorded Training Available



Introduction to Planning, Zoning and Land Use

Donald Young, Esq.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Preparing a Comprehensive Plan

Kimberly Baptiste, AICP, Bergmann Associates

Understanding and Applying SEQRA

Donald Young, Esq.

Site Plan Review

Nicole Allen, AICP and Matt Rogers, Laberge Group

Site Plan Review Mishaps

Nicole Allen, AICP and Matt Rogers, Laberge Group



Enhancing Transparency and Effectiveness in Planning Proceedings

Matt Horn, ICMA-CM, MRB Group

Innovations and Best Practices for Planning/Zoning Boards

Lance Brabant, CPESC, MRB Group

Engaging Diverse Communities and Dealing with Difficult People

Jane Nicholson, AICP, CFM, MRB Group

Working With Elected Officials and Understanding Everyone’s Role in Planning

Diana Smith and Matt Horn, ICMA-CM MRB Group

The Open Meetings Law for Zoning and Planning Boards Parts 1 and 2

Mark Schachner, Esq.

Working with Developers to Foster Investment in the Community

Lance Brabant, CPESC, MRB Group

Communication, the Media, and Social Media

Matt Horn, ICMA-CM MRB Group



Sighting of Solar Facilities under AREGCRA of 2020

Daniel Spitzer, Esq. and Sarah Main, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP

New York State’s Clean Energy Goals and Local Governments

Jennifer Manierre, Senior Project Manager and Acting Team Lead, Clean Energy Siting Team, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Large Scale Renewable Energy Projects in Your Community

Katie Malinowski, Executive Director, NYS Tug Hill Commission