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

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

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 every month on the second Tuesday at 7pm. See upcoming meetings to the right (or below) or view the Town’s full events calendar. Meeting agendas and minutes are archived in the CAC Meetings 2023 document library (see below).

Aside from monthly meetings, the CAC also hosts educational programming from time to time. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and see the Educational Programming archive folder for previously held events.

Current Members of the CAC

The Chair of the CAC is appointed annually

Margaret Corbit, Co- Chair, term ends 12/2024

Joel Gagnon, term ends 12/2023

Katharine Hunter, term ends 12/2024

Brittany Lagaly, term ends 12/2023

Jonathan Zisk, Co-Chair, term ends 12/2024

Renee Owens, term end 12/2023

Don Schauffler, term ends 12/2024

Vacancy (x2)

Recording Secretary: Betsy Keokosky (email:

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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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