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CAC/CB Annual Education Credits

Many of you are familiar with educational credits required by the state for members of regulatory commissions, such as planning boards and zoning boards of appeal.   ELLA works with agencies like the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to provide credit-based workshops whenever possible and hopes to renew its Conservation Accreditation Program (CAP) in the future.  We all know the responsibility we have been given by our own municipalities to submit the best scientific information we can provide to assist them in making decisions on matters of great importance.  Having a system in which we can maintain a level of education, be it voluntary or mandatory, would be a tremendous asset for our groups.  If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact 
nysaccofficemanager@gmail.com.

Simon Skolnik

Simon Skolnik is the President of NYSACC and Chair of the Town of Bedford Conservation Board. A trained civil engineer, Mr. Skolnik devoted his career to the management of public and private sector construction projects. He was first appointed to the Bedford Conservation Board in 1985 and became Chair in 1995. He joined the NYSACC Board of Directors in 1989, was elected Vice President in 1995, and elected President in 2019.

Besides their historic role in the protection of open space, Mr. Skolnik views Conservation Advisory Commissions and Boards as among the most vital and important institutions in combating climate change locally and mitigating its effects on the natural and built environments.