Pencil Sketch of Town Hall by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021

The Town of Danby in New York

Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Call the Town Court 607-277-0095
Town Court Hours Mon-Tue 8am-11am
Call the Town Clerk 607-277-4788
Town Clerk Appointments 11am–6pm Mon–Fri

Conservation Advisory Council

The CAC consists of nine appointed members, each of whom serve a two-year term.

The Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) was created by the Town of Danby in June, 2010, and first met in January, 2011. Its purpose and authority, structure and membership, and funding are described in Resolution 2010-082.

One of the ways the Conservation Advisory Council helps to protect land in Danby is through the Danby Conservation Easement Program. The CAC is searching for landowners interested in preserving and protecting their land from future development. The Danby conservation easement is a flexible way for landowners to protect their land in perpetuity – forever, in a word. A CAC member works with the landowner to help them determine the desired level of protection. Ownership and use remain with the landowner, but easement limitations pass on with sale of the property to future owners.

Protect your land in perpetuity with a conservation easement for your land. Please email the CAC for guidance.

The Conservation Advisory Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month. To view meeting agendas, minutes, recordings of educational programming, and other CAC related forms, please go here. 

NOTE: As of September 2021, meetings are being held on Zoom. Please check the calendar for more information. 

Current Members of the CAC

The Chair of the CAC is appointed annually

Margaret Corbit, Co- Chair, term ends 12/2022

Joel Gagnon, term ends 12/2023

Katharine Hunter, term ends 12/2022

Brittany Lagaly, term ends 12/2023

Renee Owens, terms end 12/2023

Don Schauffler, term ends 12/2022

Vacancy

Mary Woodsen, term ends 12/2023

Jonathan Zisk, Co-Chair, term ends 12/2022

Recording Secretary: Betsy Keokosky (email: bkeokosky@danby.ny.gov)

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The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794. 

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