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Department Staff

Department staff can be contacted at (607) 274-5560 or by emailing a specific staff person (by clicking on their name).

Our offices are located in the Old Courthouse, also known as the Daniel D. Tompkins Building.


Katherine Borgella, AICP  --  Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability

Katie oversees all department operations and activities, with a focus on implementing the County Comprehensive Plan.

Terry Carroll  --  Chief Sustainability Officer

Terry oversees internal efforts to implement the County’s Energy Strategy, including ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions generated by County facilities and vehicle fleets. 

Scott D. Doyle, AICP  --  Associate Planner

Scott's core work areas are natural resources, climate adaptation, and community planning.

Nick Helmholdt, AICP -- Principal Planner - Tourism Program Director

Nick's core work area is tourism planning and management.

Joan Jurkowich  --  Planning Administrator

Joan's core work areas are community planning and departmental budget and administration.

Darby Kiley  --  Associate Planner

Darby's core work areas are water resources and community planning.

Susan Landfried  --  Senior Planner

Susan's core work area is housing.

Jennifer Luu  --  Principal Account Clerk/Typist

Jennifer manages all accounting activities in the department and plays a role in a variety of administrative functions.

Kristin McCarthy  --  Administrative Assistant III 

Kristin provides support to the advisory boards associated with the Department of Planning and Sustainability as well as to the Tourism Program.

Megan McDonald  --  Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability

Megan plays a major role in all department activities, with a focus on housing and sustainability.