(New City, NY) – Clarkstown Councilman George Hoehmann was elected to serve as the President of the Rockland County Municipal Planning Federation at the 25th annual meeting held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at New York Country Club. The Rockland Municipal Planning Federation is a not for profit organization that helps to disseminate information related to planning, zoning, and land use that is common to all as well as provide annual certification training to all members of land use boards in Rockland County.
The Federation is comprised of all five Towns and nineteen villages within Rockland as well as the Rockland County Planning Department. Typically members of the Federation board are Town and Village board members, planning and zoning board of appeals members, as well as land use professionals. In addition, individuals interested in the purposes of the Federation may become Associate Members. Associate members include several dozen engineers, architects, attorneys and other land use professionals from throughout the region. 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 are elected at the Annual Dinner.
Supervisor Gromack said, “The Rockland County Municipal Planning Federation is a key organization that helps to promote best practices as well as certification courses for all land use board members for all of Rocklands’ municipalities. It is a great honor to have Councilman Hoehmann recognized and elected to lead this important organization.”
Councilman Hoehmann has previously served as a member of the Clarkstown Planning Board, and is the Chairman of the Special Board for the implementation of Clarkstown’s award winning comprehensive plan that was adopted in 2009.
“I know he will do well not only representing Clarkstown but bringing his expertise to lead this organization,” said Supervisor Gromack.
The Federation maintains a forum in the County to provide the exchange of information, education, and training on planning and zoning methods and techniques. It also promotes communication, cooperation, and understanding among various constituencies affected by the land use and planning decisions of local governments.
Councilman Hoehmann said, “I have been proud to serve in various capacities since 2004 on the Board of the Municipal Planning Federation and am humbled by the trust others have placed in electing me to serve as President. I look forward to working closely with all in the Federation to continue its important mission of training and educating all who are critically involved within the land use process in Rockland County.”