About the Ulster County Planning Board

Mission Statement

The mission of Ulster County Planning Board (UCPB) is to promote, encourage and support solutions among levels of government, agencies and other stakeholders in matters affecting conservation, preservation, and development. In pursuing this mission, it is of critical importance that the Planning Board and its staff be widely accessible to the public, comprised of technically and professionally experienced members, broadly represented geographically, and independent from political influence. The very nature of the Board’s duties and the responsibilities of its staff require a non-partisan approach in order to work for the benefit and welfare of Ulster County. Its bylaws are intended to provide a written framework for organizing and implementing policies and programs to enable the Planning Board to carry out its functions.


Board Membership- Current As of 2/22/2024

Municipality Member Alternate
Town of Denning Vacant Vacant
Village of Ellenville Victoria Messner Johanna Winer
Town of Esopus Roxanne Pecora Vacant
 Town of Gardiner Glenn Gidaly Vacant
Town of Hardenburgh Vacant Vacant
Town of Hurley Mitchell Cohen Maggie Colan 
City of Kingston

Howard Solomon

Lee Molyneaux 

Suzanne Cahill



Town of Kingston Dixon Onderdonk Vacant
Town of Lloyd Scott McCarthy, Vice Chair Charly Long
Town of Marbletown Harry Hansen Vacant
Town of Marlborough Cindy Lanzetta, Secretary Chris Brand
Town of New Paltz Adele Ruger Mike Calimano
Village of New Paltz William Murray Stana Weisburd
Town of Olive Drew Boggess Heidi Emrich
Town of Plattekill Thomas Wilkin Katherine Beinkafner
Town of Rochester Michael Baden, Chair Erin Enouen
Town of Rosendale Jere Brown John Ivankovic
Town of Saugerties Joseph Ferraro Steve Hubbard
Village of Saugerties Vincent McLaughlin Vacant
Town of Shandaken Chandra Valianti  Vivian Welton
Town of Shawangunk Mark Watkins Richard Barnhart
Town of Ulster Frank Almquist John Crispell 
Town of Wawarsing Victor Markowitz Vacant
Town of Woodstock Matthew Rudikoff  Vacant

*Pending Legislative Approval

Staff to the Board

Name Title
Dennis Doyle Director
Robert A. Leibowitz, AICP Principal Planner & Referral Officer
Burt Samuelson, AICP Senior Planner
Marianne Ananew Secretary to the Director

Mailing Address:
Ulster County Planning Board
244 Fair Street
P.O. Box 1800
Kingston, NY 12402

Main Phone: (845) 340-3340
Fax: (845) 340-3429
Email: Planning[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us