About Us

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Citizens Shaping Environmental Policy

Who We Are

The Environmental Management Council (EMC) was established in 1971 by the Broome County Legislature to preserve, protect, and enhance the local environment. We are one of several EMCs in New York State.

The members of the EMC are Broome County residents with a concern for the environment. While some of our members have formal training in the environmental field, many  are self-taught. EMC volunteers are from a variety of occupational and professional backgrounds, including business, education, engineering, science, and homemaking.

You don't have to be an expert on the environment to participate. The only requirement is interest.

What We Do

The EMC is Broome County government's citizen advisory board on local environmental matters. The EMC is the focal point for public participation in local government decisions that effect the County's environment.

Since 1971, the volunteer members of the EMC have conducted meetings and public information sessions, and prepared and presented reports, plans and advisory resolutions. Topics of concern to the EMC include natural resource management, water resource protection, land use planning, sustainable development, and solid & hazardous waste management.

We also are involved in special events such as the annual Riverbank Clean-up, Binghamton Porchfest, and annual Earth Day celebrations.

Where to Find Us

The EMC office is located in the Broome County Office Building, Government Plaza, 60 Hawley Street Floor 5, Binghamton, NY 13902-1766.  We can be also reached at emcbroomecounty@gmail.com or via phone at (607) 778-2911. 

How You Can Participate

All EMC Meetings are open to the public and we welcome new participants.  The best way to get involved is to attend a meeting.

EMC General Meetings

Meetings of the full EMC are held on the fourth Thursday every month at 5:00pm at the Broome County Public Library.  You can view the meeting and events calendar below. Please note that meeting locations and times are subject to change.

Committee Meetings

EMC committee meetings are scheduled as needed. If you are interested in finding out more email gillian.sloan@broomecountyny.gov.

EMC Membership

Membership on the council is open to all Broome County residents. You can see the Membership page for more information.