Finding the right balance of development, economic growth, maintaining and improving essential services, protecting the environment, and preserving community character is the primary role of the Nyack’s Village Planner.

The Village Planner works closely with the Building Department and Village Engineer in reviewing all new project applications submitted for approval to the Architectural Review Board, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals. The Village Planner is also responsible for ensuring that State and Federal requirements are followed during the review process and that the Boards have all of the information they need to be able to make an informed decision.  Additionally, the Village Planner works on supporting economic development activities, grant making, drafting of zoning text changes and other planning studies and initiatives that will help improve the quality of life in the Village.

Robert Galvin, AICP

Bob has an AICP certification as a professional planner (AICP) and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College of CUNY.  He was formerly the Village Consulting Planner for the Village of Mamaroneck and currently the Village Planner for the Village of Nyack and the Consulting Planner for the Village of Tarrytown. He also serves as the 1st Vice President of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, and is a Director of the New York Planning Federation, the Chairman of the Housing Action Council, and a vice chairman of the Washingtonville Housing Alliance, a NYS neighborhood preservation company based in Mamaroneck.

Bob’s professional experience has included market feasibility studies for housing and retail developments, retail site selection and sales forecasting, affordable housing, zoning/land use studies and demographics. He has held senior level management positions with Fortune 500 companies such as Dun & Bradstreet, Donnelley Marketing Information Services, Claritas, Market Statistics, National Research Bureau and VNU/Nielsen.