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Eoin Wrafter

Planning and Development
27 High Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-3600   Fax (845) 486-3610
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  • Heritage Development Grants
    The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area announces the availability of $60,000 in matching funds for projects that support programming, interpretation, and marketing of the Hudson River Valley's heritage and historic sites. The application deadline is Thursday February 11, 2016. Click here for more details about the 2016 Heritage Development Grants.
  • Aging-in-Place
    The question of where to live as one ages is not an easy one. As our Baby Boomers begin to explore their local housing options, many find they have more questions than answers.
    Click here to learn more about Aging-in-Place.


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The Department of Planning and Development helps to maintain and enhance the County's quality of life. The Department is responsible for countywide planning, coordination of economic development activities, planning assistance to local governments, and comprehensive mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data.Planning and Development Mission Statement image 

Significant projects and programs include:

The Department also provides administrative oversight and support to the Traffic Safety and STOP-DWI programs, the Department of Solid Waste, the Criminal Justice Council and several community agencies, which provide a wide range of programs for the County's residents, businesses, and visitors.

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