Preparation of the CNY Regional Sustainability Plan is being conducted under the direction and governance of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB). The CNY RPDB is a public planning agency that is governed by a 35 member Board of Directors with seven representatives from each of the agency’s member counties. Directors of the CNY RPDB include three ex-officio elected representatives of each county legislative body and four individuals that are appointed by the highest elected official from each county. Members of the CNY RPDB Board of Directors include:


Stephen F. Lynch Director, Cayuga County Department of Planning and Development
Steven Cuddeback Chair, Cayuga County Legislature
Vijay Mital Community Representative
Cynthia Aikman Cayuga County Legislature, 15th District
Keith Welch County Planning Board Chair
Stephen Barski Cayuga County Legislature, 11th District
Stephen Zabriskie Community Representative


Donald A. Chambers Cortland County Superintendant of Highways
Daniel S. Dineen Director, Cortland County Planning Department
Linda Dickerson Hartsock Community Representative
James J. Murphy Community Representative
Danny Ross Cortland County Legislature, 12th District
Donal Spaulding Cortland County Legislature, 6th District
Michael Park Chair, Cortland County Legislature


Lawrence Baker Community Representative
John Becker Chair, Madison County Board of Supervisors, Town of Sullivan
Ralph M. Monforte Madison County Board of Supervisors, Town of Cazenovia
Scott Ingmire Director, Madison County Planning Department
Mary Ann Messinger Community Representative
James V. Rafte Madison County Board of Supervisors, City of Oneida, Wards 4, 5 and 6
Joseph Wisinski Superintendent, Madison County Highway Department


Brian Donnelly Commissioner, Onondaga County Department of Transportation
David R. Elleman Community Representative
Michael Plochocki Onondaga County Legistature, 6th District
Kathleen A. Rapp Onondaga County Legislature, 5th District
J. Ryan McMahon Chair, Onondaga County Legislature
Clarence Rycraft Town of Clay, Councilman
William F. Southern Community Representative


Shawn P. Doyle Oswego County Legislature, 3rd District
Fred Beardsley Chair, Oswego County Legislature
Louella LeClair Oswego County Legislature, 25th District
Morris Sorbello Oswego County Legislature, 23rd District
L. Michael Treadwell Community Representative; Executive Director, Operation Oswego County, Inc.
David Turner Director, Oswego County Community Development, Tourism and Planning
Paul Vickery Community Representative
To support its comprehensive planning work in Central New York, the CNY RPDB has formed a standing Regional Advisory Committee (RAC). The committee consists of 50 representatives from across the region and includes federal, state, and local elected officials, community leaders, business interests, academic institutions, community-based organizations, state and local agencies, and private citizens. Members of the RAC are invited to participate in the bi-monthly meetings of the CNY RPDB and have been asked directly to assist staff with the preparation of the CNY Regional Sustainability Plan.

To download the final DRAFT of the Vision CNY Regional Sustainability Plan, please click on the link above. Clicking the button will take you to the CNY RPDB agency site.


CNY Counties Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego