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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Join the Planning & Development Board!

Join The Planning and development board

Join the Planning & Development Board!  

Would you like to help the City of Ithaca continue to create a livable, healthy, and equitable city? If you do and you live in the City of Ithaca, we’d love to hear from you! The City of Ithaca is seeking two new members to join the Planning & Development Board. The Board guides development projects through the site plan review process; advises Common Council on decisions involving planning, zoning, and land use; makes recommendations to Common Council regarding major public improvements; and contributes to the physical planning of our city to create a more sustainable future.   

The Planning and Development Board meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday and consists of seven voting members who serve three-year terms. Ideal candidates would have an interest in development, planning, design, architecture, and/or landscape architecture. The City of Ithaca is committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.  

If you are interested in applying to join the Planning & Development Board, please find more information on the City of Ithaca’s website: Complete the application form for membership online:  

For more information, please contact Nikki Cerra at

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