Comprehensive Planning Committee

The Comprehensive Plan is one of a Town's most important documents. The plan will define the community's vision, establish goals and policies and set a framework for future public and private investments. More information on comprehensive planning and zoning in New York State is available here from the Department of State. Public input is critical to ensuring that the Comprehensive Plan reflects the current vision and values of our community. Throughout our process, we will have opportunities for you to engage in smaller affinity groups by topic interest and geography.

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Get alerts of upcoming public meetings, community engagement opportunities and stay up to date with our progress by joining our mailing list. 

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If you have any questions, please contact Town Councilors Heather Waters, Sara Bollinger or email the steering committee at

Project Updates

For an update from the co-chairs of the Town's Comprehensive Planning Committee, read this article in the Eagle Bulletin from December 6, 2021. 

Watch the Old Erie Canal Listening Session - January 20, 2022

Learn about this local waterfront revitalization initiative and our potential projects. Panelists share information on the Old Erie Canal as a physical asset and resource within the Town, as a waterway, State Park, and tourism/economic development

Watch the Virtual Public Workshop on May 4, 2021 at 6:30pm.

A Public Workshop was conducted via Zoom Webinar and recorded. At this Workshop, the Barton & Loguidice Consultant Team reviewed the benefits and basics of comprehensive planning; outlined the proposed process, timeline, and scope of the planning effort; and launched the community survey.   

If you did not attend the Public Workshop on May 4, you are encourage to view the recording of the Workshop for more information and background on this project at 

Virtual Listening Sessions

In 2020, the Town of Manlius held virtual listening sessions to prepare for the comprehensive planning process. 

Our History

Watch a history chat with Town of Manlius Historian, Barbara Rivette. Together with our Village partners, we have pulled some fantastic pictures that will help our Comprehensive Plan Committee members (and the general public) understand the life of the Town that past generations of residents experienced.

Our Economy 

Featuring the Manufacturers Association of CNY & Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce

Our Natural Environment 

Featuring Dr. Neil B. Murphy, President Emeritus of SUNY ESF, to understand and celebrate our water, limestone, and everything in-between.

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee

Steering committee members will be expected to engage in the broader public events. We will work together to gather community input identifying the services needed by our community, review existing land use patterns and practices and present a plan with recommendations to the Town Board for public comment. 

Councilor Heather WatersCasey Koehle
Councilor Sara BollingerLeah Kraus
Paul BernMarissa Mims
Karrie CatalinoNicole Potocki
Kay GalleryBobby Schepp
Donald GatesPaul Whorrall
Rick HallJoe Lupia (Spring 2021 - Spring 2022)
Bill Kirchoff