Environmental Management Council

 111 Westfall Road, Room 828
     Rochester, NY 14620​​​​

 Phone: (585) 753-5209

    Starr O'Neil
           [email protected]

    Ryan Parra-Merrell
          [email protected]

The Monroe County Environmental Management Council (EMC) is part of the Monroe County Department of Public Health. The mission of the EMC is to be a credible source of information on environmental issues. The Council will use its expertise to develop sound solutions to preserve and protect the rich and diverse environment in Monroe County. The EMC serves in an advisory capacity to various governmental agencies and works closely with the public on many environmental issues.

EMC Membership and Meetings

EMC members include representatives from city, town, and village Conservation Advisory Councils or Conservation Boards within Monroe County, additional residents of the county who serve as members at large, and members of the County Legislature.  The EMC meets monthly, generally on the third Wednesday of the month, from September through May.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the EMC, please call 585-753-5209 or e-mail us.  The links below contain the meeting schedule and previous meeting's minutes.

2024 EMC Schedule

EMC Library

The EMC library contains environmental publications that are historic in nature. Although the library resources circulate only to EMC members and liaisons, anyone is welcome to review the material. Please call 585 753-5209 for an appointment, or e-mail us.

The library’s subject index includes:

  • Air quality
  • Energy
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Laws and regulations
  • Natural resources
  • Planning and Environmental Quality
  • EMC published documents
  • Solid Waste
  • Toxic and hazardous substances
  • Water
  • Maps

Aerial Photographs

The EMC maintains a collection of historic aerial photographs from 1930, 1951, 1961, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1996, and 1999.

Generally the scale of the photographs is 1:1000. To review copies of the aerial photographs please click here to obtain a copy of our Freedom Of Information form.