Planning and Development

The Department of Planning and Development helps to maintain and enhance the City’s quality of life. The Department is responsible for citywide planning, coordination of economic development activities, and management of the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

For a list of important programs and projects the Department is working on click here.


Rebecca Wurster, Director of Planning and Development

EJ Hayes III, Deputy Director of Planning and Development

Jill Meaux, Community Development Planner

Hector Rosas, Festivals/Special Events Coordinator

Danee Waller, Secretary


Relevant Plans and Studies

City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan-Public Input Results

City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan

City of Dunkirk Tree Management Plan

Dunkirk NY i-Tree Ecosystem Analysis Report

City of Dunkirk Tree Inventory

Downtown Revitalization Initiative (2017)

Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Phase II Plan (2018)

Revised Floramo Plan (2017)

Central Business District Development Plan (1996)

Waterfront Enhancement Plan (1992)

Walkability Survey Summary Report (2013)

Chautauqua 20/20 Comprehensive Plan (2011)

Chautauqua County Design Principles Guidebook (2009)

Chautauqua County Branding, Development, and Marketing Action Plan (2009)

Chadwick Bay Region Comprehensive Plan (1997)

Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt Heritage Area Management Plan (2010)