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Division of Planning, Community Development and Environmental Management Staff

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Heather Jacksy, AICP, Director of Planning

Heather signed on as a Planner for the Division in December of 2005 and worked her way up to Director, tackling a range of interesting, and at times, challenging projects.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the New School for Social Research and received a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College in New York City. Heather has previously worked for both the private and public sectors in areas ranging from housing to transportation, and has served as the Director of the Lower Hudson Valley West Section of the American Planning Association New York Metro Chapter.

Justin Rocque, Planner

Justin joined the Planning Department in February of 2023. Justin is involved with several projects related to community development, and plays an important role coordinating projects between multiple offices within the Division of Planning, Community Development and Environmental Management. His previous work in the nonprofit sector was primarily focused on community outreach, emergency preparedness and disaster relief, including disaster deployments. He received a Masters in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and holds a BA in English & Sociology from SUNY at Binghamton.

Shoshana Mitchell, Research Analyst

Shoshana started her career in Sullivan County in December of 2023. She is responsible for researching and performing data analysis in regards to municipal, community, & regional planning for the Planning Department, as well as aiding the Department of Grants Administration, the Department of Parks, Recreation & Beautification, and the Office of Sustainable Energy. After graduating from Roscoe Central High School in 2009, Shoshana received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University's School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She currently resides in the Town of Thompson and is proud to call Sullivan County her home.

Cheryl Conklin, Confidential Secretary

Cheryl started her career in Sullivan County in 2012, working for the Office of the County Attorney, as an Administrative Assistant.  Cheryl joined the Division in February of 2022.  She is responsible for the daily administrative functions of the Division of Planning and Community Development as well as lending assistance to the Department of Grants Administration, the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Department and the Office of Sustainable Energy.  Cheryl became a resident of Sullivan County in 2010 and currently resides in Bloomingburg with her family.