Citizens' Implementation Committee



Using the 2021 Comprehensive Plan Update as a basis, the Citizens' Implementation Committee (CIC) will focus on three to five action steps from the plan each year, identified with the help of strategic planning sessions and approved by the Town Board.

Comprehensive Plan

Each year the Town Board approves priority goals for the CIC's coming year's projects. Below is the current and previous priority lists adopted via Town Board Resolution:

Project Teams

A Town of Canandaigua Comprehensive Plan update was written in 2011, but many aspects were never implemented until the creation of the CIC in 2014. The goal of the CIC is to discuss the update and take goals to the next level using expertise from each member and assigning individual project teams to work on the goals deemed to be the most important from the Comprehensive Plan. Below are the resulting project teams that are still progressing towards their goals and continuing to meet regularly; follow the links for more specific information about each team.

Affordable Housing and Transportation

Conservation Easements

Gateway Signage

Local History Team 

Tree Team

Agricultural Advisory Committee (Previously Agriculture Team) 

Economic Development (Previously Mixed Use Overlay Team) 


Projects Completed 

Below are the examples of some of the projects that have been completed by the CIC. The recommendations were based on the work of each of the project teams that resulted in futher action by the town board in adoption of the policy or plans.

Comprehensive Plan Update

Open Space and Conservation Master Plan 

Complete Streets

Site Design Standards and Criteria Update 

‚Äč2015 Report & Recommendation

Natural Resources Inventory

Sewer Master Plan


Past Meeting Minutes

Committee Members

Shawna Bonshak, Chairperson, Town Planner

Oksana Fuller, Former TB Member

Ray Henry, Former Town Historian

Karen Parkhurst, Parks Committee

Sal Pietropaolo, Resident, Former BID Director

Sarah Reynolds, Administrative Coordinator

Tom Schwartz, Former PB Chairperson

Patricia Venezia, ECB Member









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