The Livingston County Environmental Management Council (EMC) is a County-appointed body that advises the Livingston County Board of Supervisors on matters affecting the quality of the environment. Approximately 30 counties in New York State have EMCs.
EMC members include county residents with a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and expertise, including agriculture, business and industry, education, public agencies, citizen groups, and town conservation advisory councils. The EMC receives staff support from the County Planning Department.
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EMC members volunteer their time and expertise to evaluate environmental
problems and suggest rational solutions. The work program focuses upon immediate
and future environmental concerns, including:
Solid Waste Management: Past and present activities include:
Water Resource Management: The EMC is participating in the study and management of water resources. Several different needs and problems are currently being dealt with:
Resource Inventories (NRIs): The EMC has developed a natural resource
inventory for Livingston County. The EMC will utilize these data to assist municipalities,
developers, and the private sector in land development planning. County NRI
information will include bedrock geology, soil resources, hydrology, unique
natural and cultural features, geology, land use, transportation, community
facilities and services, population, wetlands, and floodplains.
Community Relations and Public Information: The EMC plays an instrumental role in informing and educating the public about local environmental issues. Activities the EMC is involved in include:
On-going programs: The EMC participates in on-going programs as they arise. These activities include, but are not limited to the following:
Annual Reports: Annual reports provide a summary of EMC activities and accomplishments during any given year. The Annual Report also provides a proposed program for the following year.
30-Year History Report: The “30-Year History: The Livingston
County Environmental Management Council” report is a project that
synthesized 30 years of history and documented the important and diverse services provided by the Council.
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Membership: Council members are appointed by the Board of
Supervisors for two-year terms. Members are drawn from three broad categories:
agriculture, industry/commerce, and general citizen.
Members - Industry-Commerce
John Hassett, ARKEMA, Piffard
Members - Agriculture
Robert Donnan, Piffard
David H. Swanson, Mt. Morris
Susan Walker, Wayland
Eric Grace, Geneseo
Amos Smith, York
Members - General Citizens
Barbara Davis, Geneseo
William McCleary, Livonia
David W. Parish, Geneseo
Wendy Stevenson, Springwater
Barry Ganzhorn, Sr., Caledonia
Raymond Case, Livonia
The EMC meets on the fourth Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November.) The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
For more information on the Livingston County Environmental Management Council, or if you would like information about becoming a member, please contact the Planning Department at (585) 243-7550.