STC Virtual Training Series








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STC presents their first-ever, virtual training series. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way our communities interact with one another, conduct business and hold meetings. During this time, STC has cancelled the Annual Regional Leadership Conference, an event that provided up to 42 hours of training for planning and zoning boards, code enforcement officers, highway departments, clerks, supervisors, mayors, county representatives and other local government officials.


STC is offering free, one-hour online training opportunities. Click on each session title to register. All sessions will be held at 5:30 PM on the date indicated below.


DIRECTIONS FOR JOINING SESSIONS: Once you are registered, you will recieve an email confirmation. In order to join the session, you will need to scroll down to the "additional information" section of that email and refer to the Zoom invitation for each event. Click on the link provided or dial in using the local New York number. You will need the session password to join.


If you have any questions about how to register or join the events, please contact Stephanie Yezzi at

Date: September 8, 2020

Title: Is your Town Planning For Agriculture?

Presenter: Jeffrey Kehoe, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Description: This session will highlight planning grants and specifics regarding Agricultural District Protections. PowerPoint challenging local government officials to consider the benefits of agriculture and how local laws can be amended to accommodate modern agriculture and in crease on farm profitability. A review of Funding Opportunities for Agriculture Protection Planning Grants with plenty of time for Q&A.


Date: September 23, 2020

Title: Telecommunications Planning for Local Governments

Presenter: Chelsea Robertson & Stephanie Yezzi, STC

Description: Siting wireless facilities has become a complex process for communities. The goal of this session is to present a model local law for towers and small cell facilities as well as an example application for proposed sites. STC will walk through how a community can adopt the model law in order to protect the health and safety of their residents.


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