Community Planning and Development

The Community Planning Development Department provides professional planning services that fosters the efficient utilization of Seneca resources; promotes self-empowerment; and supports the development of a sustainable, diversified, and vibrant economy for the benefit of the entire Seneca Nation.

CPDD Core Goals

  • Develop, manage and implement projects that positively shape the Seneca Nation by addressing its needs in a proactive and inclusive manner.
  • Pursue economic development projects and activities that support a diverse Seneca economy and increased employment opportunities.
  • Provide a safe and functional transportation network by applying effective planning, construction, maintenance, and management systems and practices.
  • Collect, evaluate, and disseminate demographic information on social and economic characteristics for use at all levels of government.
  • Prepare accurate maps and related geographic information to facilitate decision- making and planning by all Seneca Nation departments.
  • Identify, research, and circulate information on potential funding opportunities and assist with the development of grant applications and proposals.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Public Comment Period July 25‐August 26, 2019: Seneca Nation of Indians Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Posted in: Community Planning and Development

The Seneca Nation of Indians Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of the continuous planning process to guide community and economic growth in the Nation’s territories. The document lists activities and strategies to boost job creation, increase investment, improve infrastructure, and encourage economic diversification in the Nation. The document also lists priority projects and programs, development goals and objectives, and a vision for the community.

The Seneca Nation of Indians CEDS will be available for review and comment from July 25, 2019 to August 26th in both the Allegany and Cattaraugus territory offices of the Library,Clerk and Planning Departments. The public is urged to submit comments to the PlanningDepartment by August 26, 2019. Any further questions can be directed to Lucille White,Director, Community Planning and Development Department at 716‐532‐4900 ext. 5021 or atlwhite@sni.org.