Committee Members

John Hughes
(term ends 2018)

Nancy Smith
(term ends 2018) 

Larry Brickman 
(term ends 2019)

Dale Morris 
(term ends 2019)

Deborah Fenn
(term ends 2020)

Jon Sundquist 
(term ends 2020)

Kerrie Gallo
(term ends 2020) 



Additional participants always welcome.

Open Space Committee

The Town Board created the Town of Aurora Open Space Committee in January 2007.

The mission of the committee is to inventory, evaluate and prioritize the Town of Aurora’s open space resources and work with the community to develop and promote a plan for the protection of these resources.




Located at 1245 Mill Road, East Aurora, NY 14052   MAP



Open Space Plan 2010 

Pages 1-5 Pages 6-10 Pages 11-15 Pages 16-20


DiNapoli Report for Open Space

Thomas P. DiNapoli, State Comptroller
Economic Benefits of Open Space Preservation




All meetings of the Open Space Committee are open to the public. The committee usually meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Town Hall. Please contact the Town Clerk's Office (652-3280) or Town Supervisor's Office (652-7590) if you plan to attend, as the meeting dates are subject to change.



An Open Space Survey was completed between March and September of 2007. Some 326 surveys were completed and indicated that 86% of respondents favored protecting open space. Residents gave high priority to forests, woodlands and wildlife habitat, followed by stream corridors, wetlands, scenic views, and farmland. Using a 10-category ranking system, the committee identified parcels of open space land in the town with high natural resource value with priority for protection. Meetings with land owners have been held to answer questions about conservation easements and potential tax benefits for conservation easement donations. The Open Space Committee is working to update the existing Open Space Plan.