The Greene County Planning Board is soliciting nominations for the Ellen Rettus Planning Achievement Awards, which will honor worthwhile planning, community and economic development activities that have taken place in Greene County over the past three years. Awards will be given for outstanding achievement in one or more of the following categories:
- Economic Development
- Community Design or Improvement
- Planning for Municipal Services or Utilities
- Environmental Preservation, Recreation and Open Space
- Zoning – Innovative Techniques
- Community or Main Street Revitalization
- Historic Preservation
- Municipal Services
- Distinguished Service
In 2020, the County Planning Board presented awards the Cairo Town Board for their work on hamlet sidewalks and a bike path, creating a more walkable and bikeable community, the Village of Catskill for the update of their Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the Village Trustees in February 2020, which prepares Catskill for the next ten years with the broad goals of enhancing its social and economic vitality, and Hickory Hill Market in Windham for the creation of a new locally-owned market, with outstanding architectural, mountain style design, filling a market niche in the community and helping the local economy through the creation of approximately 30 full and part-time jobs
Ellen Rettus was a long-time County Planning Board member who served for several years as Chairwoman of the Greene County Planning Board and Chairperson of the Town of Durham Planning Board. As Chairperson of these boards, Ellen worked to promote sound and thoughtful planning throughout Greene County.
Project nominations will be accepted by government entities, quasi-government agencies (e.g. IDA, Chambers of Commerce) and not-for-profit organizations.
Please send nominations by September 10, 2021 to:
Rich Schiafo, Principal Planner
Greene County Economic Development, Tourism and Planning
411 Main Street, Suite 419
Catskill, NY 12414
Fax: (518) 719-3789
For more information please call (518) 719-3290.