Conservation Advisory Board

About the Conservation Advisory Board

The Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) reviews proposals or applications resulting in the use or development of any open space identified in the approved Town of Grand Island Open Space Plan. Recommendations that reasonably achieve the goal of maintaining, improving or otherwise enhancing the environmental quality of Grand Island are provided to the Town Board for consideration.

The CAB also serves as a consultant to the Town Board on environmental matters.

Nine members are appointed to five-year terms expiring on December 31st of the year indicated.

The Board meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.*
1st Floor Conference Room at Town Hall.


The Spring Sweep is coming soon!

April 24 - May 2


The Spring Sweep is fast approaching, and this year Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is leading a regional cleanup across the Great Lakes! All of local sites will be included, and registration will work the same as in years past. Consider becoming a Water Warrior to help raise funds in addition to volunteering. New York is a Great Lakes State and we are all guardians of this globally important fresh water supply.
Keep an eye on the page at this link for more information and for registration to open soon!

The Town of Grand Island Conservation Advisory Board
has published a Riparian Zone flyer called
"Don't Lose Your Edge",
to inform residents of the best way to protect their property, that abuts a water source.

Contact Info

Members of the Conservation Advisory Board

  • Jeffrey Green, Chair - 2025
  • Suzanne Tomkins, Vice Chair  - 2025
  • Tom Burke, Secretary - 2021
  • Diane Evans - 2024
  • Sam Akinbami - 2024
  • Edward Standora  - 2025
  • James Czpala - 2021
  • Alice Gerard - 2023
  • Paul Yaeger - 2022
  • Gerald Sitarski - Alternate
  • Liz Zilbauer - Alternate 
  • Mike Madigan - Town Board Liaison

For more information please email