The Rockland Municipal Planning Federation, organized and created in March 1989, was an outgrowth of a concept from several planning and zoning board members, who wanted to share like planning and zoning related issues that existed in Rockland County.  After many months of meeting to discuss the creation of the organization, the first Annual Dinner was held in March, which kicked off the inauguration of the organization.

To provide the organization with structure, a Constitution and By-Laws were written and are attached herein.  The Federation is comprised of a Board of Directors, which includes a President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, four Directors, and two Associate Directors.  Each position is elected for a term of two years.  In addition, the Board of Directors appoints an Executive Director, who helps to oversee the operation of the organization.  The Rockland County Planning Commissioner is Ex-Officio to the Board, and the out-going President serves as President Emeritus.

The Federation has formed standing committees which can be served by either the General or Associate Members.

Government Affairs Committee

Formed to study, recommend and report to the Federation desirable revisions of planning and zoning legislation at the State, County, and local level.session_2_speaker.JPG

Program and Public Relations Committee

Formed to prepare and recommend programs for the training and education of members, to schedule meetings, to promote recognition and support among the members and the general public for the goals and purposes of the Federation.

Planning Coordination Committee

Formed to study and recommend means for improving the coordination and efficiency of planning action among and in the various governmental agencies at the levels of government.

Committee on Certification & Licensing Review

Formed to study and recommend whether certification should be required for all planning and zoning board members in the County, and whether planners should be licensed in New York State.


If you are interested in joining, please fill out the attached Planning Federation Application and contact Arlene Miller at the Rockland County Department of Planning, 50 Sanatorium Road, Building T, Pomona, NY  10970 (845) 364-3448.