Associate Agencies

The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Group

Appointed by the County Legislature, the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Group is a group made up of members from the Economic and Business Community, Tourism Community, planning and interested citizens of Allegany County.  They review and help to implement actions contained in the Comprehensive Plan. Funds for this program are currently unavailable. If they become available again in 2023, the funding application and list of board members will be listed here.

Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District

Agricultural Districts and their associated concerns are handled by the Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District.  The district provides many services to local agricultural producers as well as working on many Water Quality issues. The district is also the coordinator of the Allegany County Water Resources Council. If you have questions regarding Agricultural Districts or any Water Quality issues in Allegany County you may contact Scott Torrey at (585) 268-7831.

Regional Planning and Development

Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board offers services that are available to participating communities within the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua. Their primary function is working as the Local Development District for the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Economic Development District for the US EDA, providing limited Local Government Assistance for Clerks and related officials, GIS assistance to communities who choose to participate in the Community GIS program. They may be contacted at (716) 945-5301. Allegany County is currently represented by H. Kier Dirlam of Almond, Chuck Jessup of Alfred Station, Deb Root of Scio, Craig Clark of Alfred and Jerry Scott of Cuba.

Cleaner, Greener Communities

In 2012 Allegany County sponsored a five county application with Southern Tier West for the Western New York Region to look at Sustainability issues.  This project progressed in the spring and during that time numerous meetings were held with working groups and public forums.  The draft plan was submitted to NYSERDA in December 2012 for their review.  For more information and to review the plan please follow this link:

Seneca Trail RC&D

The Seneca Trail RC&D was an organization that was tied to the US Department of Agriculture and served five counties of Western New York State. Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Livingston and Wyoming Counties as well as the Seneca Nation on the Board. The focus of the organization was on agricultural and forestry related issues for development, conservation and natural resources in general. It was a proponent of new technology and continued strong support of the agriculture and forest sectors within these counties. The Council offered assistance with grant finding and sometimes grant writing if approved by the Board of Directors. Unfortunately the entire program across the US has been defunded so presently the offices are closed.

Farmland Protection

Farmland Protection is a long standing concern of Allegany County.  A Right to Farm law was passed with this in mind and is available on request. Farm land issues are worked on primarily through the following organizations:

Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District
Allegany County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Natural Resource Conservation Service
Farm Bureau

A Farmland Protection Plan has been created for Allegany County.  Please look here for this in the list of Reports: REPORTS

Allegany County IDA

The Allegany County Industrial Development Agency is located at the Crossroads Center. Click Here for their website.

Genesee River Wilds

The Genesee River Wilds website is located at: is the official website.

For information on the Triple Divide Trail System Plan see this site:
You can also find information by searching for them on Facebook:

Other Agencies & Associations related to Planning in Allegany County.

Ardent Solutions
Cornell Cooperative Extension
New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials –
Cornell Local Roads Program –
New York State Governor’s Office Site –
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation –
New York State GIS Association
Southern Tier Wellness Partnership
New York State Association of Counties –
New York Rural Water Association –
New York State Empire State Development –
New York State Office of the State Comptroller –
Association of Towns of the State of New York –
New York Planning Federation –
Committee on Open Government –
New York State Department of State – Division of Local Government –
US Environmental Protection Agency –