Welcome to the page for the Broome County Comprehensive Plan. Through this effort, Broome County developed a vision, set a series of goals, and laid out the steps to achieving those goals for our county. We worked on issues like open space, infrastructure, land use, water resources, and jobs. It was a collaborative, community wide effort. We are pleased that the plan was unanimously adopted by the Broome County Legislature December 2013.
Imagine that you are a resident of Broome County ten years from now. The plan you helped write is a complete success. How do you think Broome County will be different? Will we be more prosperous, creative, healthy, vibrant, walkable, clean, safe, attractive, family friendly, current or innovative? By preparing a vision statement, we help chart the course for our community. Although the plan is not complete, we have prepared a draft vision statement. In writing this statement, we drew upon the feedback we got from the community through public meetings, a survey and stakeholder interviews. The vision statement reads:
"Our residents make BroomeCounty an inviting place to live, work and play. Our students and young professionals are fully engaged in the community. We take pride in our safe, vibrant and attractive urban and village centers and the scenic beauty that surrounds our rural towns and villages. Because we proactively invested in our legacy sites, new ventures now flourish on former brownfields. Our healthy communities are sustained because municipalities have made a commitment to high standards in community services and building design and renovation.
BroomeCounty communities remain strong and resilient in the wake of natural disasters and other challenges through our capacity for cooperation and by incorporating sound planning in all facets of public decision making.
With our partners in education, BroomeCounty invests in our workforce, entrepreneurship, and innovation to continue our legacy as a leader in high technology development. As the birthplace of IBM and the simulation industry, we know the importance of fostering diverse, newly emerging industries such as renewable and clean energy, green technology, and advanced healthcare."
Land and Water
|Elaine Miller||Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development|
|Cyndi Paddick||Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study|
|Kathy Bunnell||Broome County Office for the Aging|
|John Black||Broome County Legislature|
|Ron Harting||Mayor, Village of Windsor|
|David Downs||Mayor, Village of Whitney Point|
|Charles McElwee||Broome County Soil and Water Conservation District|
|Erin Heard||Upper Susquehanna Coalition|
|William Heaviside||Environmental Management Council|
|Bijoy Datta||Broome County Executive Office|
|Paul Nelson||Town of Union Department of Planning|
|Caroline Quidort||City of Binghamton Department of Planning|
|Claudia Edwards||Broome County Department of Health|
|Richard D'Attilio||Broome County Industrial Development Agency|
|Beth Roberts||Cornell Cooperative Extension|
|Terry Kane||Binghamton University|
|Dr. Kevin Drumm||Broome Community College|
|Erik Miller||Southern Tier East Regional Planning and Development Board|
|Daniel Schofield||Broome County Acting Public Works|
|Carl Beardsley||Broome County Aviation|
|Terry Stark||Broome County Workforce Development|
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