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Mission Statement

DEP Mission StatementOur Mission is to make Erie County a better place through Planning and Environmental Stewardship.

To achieve this mission ECDEP Staff will:

  • Enhance the built environment
  • Protect the natural environment
  • Lead the community on climate action
  • Support agriculture and farmland protection
  • Manage and improve sewer infrastructure
  • Encourage effective municipal planning
  • Facilitate economic development
  • Ensure affordable housing
  • Promote arts, culture and tourism
  • Provide accessible mapping and data
  • Engage and inform the public and community
  • Advocate for sustainable and equitable development
  • Collaborate with county, state and local partners
  • Create healthy and safe communities