Boards & Commissions

Agriculture & Farmland Protection Board

This board’s mission is to enhance economic viability of the agricultural industry and to preserve and protect farmland in Chautauqua County. For more information, visit the Planning Chautauqua website or call Department of Planning and Economic Development at (716) 661-8900.

Airport Commission

This commission serves as an advisory board to the County on matters concerning aviation and other related activities of any aviation-related facility owned or operated by the County. For more information, call the Department of Public Facilities Division of Airports and Parks at (716) 661-8400.

Board of Health

This board promulgates, adopts, and publishes rules, regulations, orders and directives for the security of life and health in the County. For more information, visit Chautauqua County Board of Health page, or call the Department of Health and Human Services at (716) 753-4590.

Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation Board of Directors

This board works to combat community deterioration by facilitating the return of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties to productive use. For more information, visit Chautauqua County Land Bank website or call the Land Bank Corporation at (716) 969-7843.

Chautauqua County Workforce Investment Board

This board is responsible for transforming employment and training programs to meet business and labor market needs. For more information about this board, please visit Chautauqua Works website or call Chautauqua Works at (716) 661-9324.

Chautauqua Opportunities Board of Directors:

This board helps guide Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. (COI), a non-profit community action agency that provides a range of services to assist low-income participants and the elderly. For more information visit Chautauqua Opportunities website or call COI at (716) 366-3333.

Community Services Board:

This board reviews and evaluates community mental hygiene services and facilities. It also recommends policies and procedures in order to improve the effectiveness of mental hygiene programs in the County. For more information, call the Department of Mental Hygiene at (716) 753-4104.

Conewango Watershed Commission:

This commission was established through a partnership with Cattaraugus County to protect, finance, operate, maintain and carryout the Conewango Creek Watershed Plan and to provide flood prevention. For more information, contact Chairman Ken Chase at (716) 499-5721.

County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors:

This board works to advance job opportunities, health, general prosperity and economic welfare in the county. It guides the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) by promoting, developing, and assisting in the acquisition, construction/reconstruction, improvement, maintenance, equipment and furnishing of industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, and recreational facilities. For more information, visit the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency website or call the CCIDA at (716) 661-8900.

Chautauqua Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation (CTASC) Board of Directors:

This board manages the repayment of bonds issued to securitize proceeds received by the County of Chautauqua from the settlement of litigation brought by the County and the State of New York against tobacco manufacturers for health care costs incurred by the County and State. For more information, visit the Chautauqua Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation (CTASC) page, or call the County Executive’s office at (716) 753-4211.

Emergency Medical Services Council:

This council evaluates and improves emergency medical services in the county. For more information, call the Office of Emergency Services at (716) 753-4341.

Environmental Management Council

This council provides advice on matters affecting the preservation, conservation, and use of natural and manmade resources in the county. For more information, call the Department of Planning and Economic Development at (716) 661-8900.

Ethics Board

This board helps ensure that County government is free from improper influence by enforcing the Chautauqua County Code of Ethics. For more information, visit the Chautauqua County Ethics Board page or call the County Executive’s Office at (716)  753-4211.

Fire Advisory Board

This board advises the County Executive, County Legislature and local fire departments on matters pertaining to fire and emergency medical services. For more information, call the Office of Emergency Services at (716) 753-4341.

Historian's Advisory Commission

This commission develops policies for the records management program, provides guidance and support to municipal historians in the County, and promotes history-oriented tourism. For more information, call the County Historian at (716) 753-4857.

Jamestown Community College Board of Trustees:

This board upholds the mission of Jamestown Community College (JCC) to provide a comprehensive, regional, student-centered institution that contributes to the social and intellectual improvement, economic development and cultural enrichment of Western New York. For more information, visit the Jamestown Community College website or call JCC at 1-800-388-8557.

Long Term Care Council

This council is charged with soliciting input from long term care stakeholders, identifying gaps in service accessibility and availability, and analyzing emerging community needs in the long term care delivery system. For more information, please contact the Office for the Aging at (716) 753-4471.

Office for the Aging Advisory Council

This council advises the Director of the Office for the Aging (OFA) on matters concerning the elderly of the county. For more information, contact the OFA at (716) 753-4471.

Parks Commission:

This commission oversees future development and management of park systems in the county. For more information, contact the Department of Public Facilities Division of Airports and Parks at (716) 661-8400.

Planning Board

This board provides local governments with advisory reviews of zoning amendments and other planning actions. It also undertakes the annual completion of a six-year capital improvement program. For more information, visit the Planning Chautauqua website or call the Department of Planning and Economic Development at (716) 661-8900.

Roberts Road Development Corporation Board of Directors:

This board facilitates the rehabilitation and redevelopment of real estate in Chautauqua County, including in particular the Roblin, Edgewood, and Alumax properties on Roberts Road in the City of Dunkirk. For more information, visit the Roberts Road Development Corporation page, or call the County Executive’s office at 716-753-4211.

Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors:

This board provides leadership in natural resource protection and implementation of soil and water best management practices. For more information, visit the Soil and Water Conservation District  page or call the Soil & Water Conservation District at (716) 664-2351 Ext. 5.

South & Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts Administrative Board:

This board is the governing body for the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts (SCCLSD). For more information, visit the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts page, or call the SCCLSD at (716) 664-9727.

Sports Fishery Advisory Board

This board advises the County and local governments on how to plan for increased access to the shoreline, provides information on fishing to the general public, and works with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to protect and develop fishery resources. For more information, contact the County Executive’s Office at (716) 753-4211.

Stop-Dwi Advisory Board

This board recommends campaigns, activities and programs to reduce and ultimately eliminate drunken drivers from our roads. For more information, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (716) 753-4900.

Traffic Safety Board

This board promotes street and highway safety education programs. It also studies traffic conditions and analyzes accident reports to recommend changes in traffic rules and regulations. For more information, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (716) 753-4900.

Youth Board

This board works to provide the necessary resources and opportunities for the county’s youth to excel. It investigates new initiatives, programs and recreational services that promote health, education, employment and the general wellbeing of youth. For more information, contact the Department of Health and Human Services Youth Bureau at (716) 753-4725.