Cornell Local Roads Program


Our primary service is training. We are on the road with our workshops, traveling all over New York State each year. We schedule the majority of our training sessions in the spring, from late March through May, and in the fall during the months of September and October.

CLRP Fall Training is Open for Registration!
Download Registration Form Here

This Year, the Cornell Local Roads Program will be hosting our in-person workshops “regionally.” This means our staff will be located at one training facility for a week, hosting up to three different workshops in the same location.

This regional approach allows you the opportunity to attend multiple different workshops in the same location over the course of a single week. If you or your staff are in the area – this is a great opportunity to learn about several subjects over a short, convenient period. Take a look at the regional workshop schedule below and sign up today!

Niagara County:
Niagara County Cooperative Extension
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport, NY 14094

Ontario County:
Ontario County Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424

Essex County:
Town of Minerva Highway Garage
109 Longs Hill Rd
Minerva, NY 12851

Saratoga County:
Saratoga County Cooperative Extension
50 W High St # 1
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Rockland County:
Rockland County Fire Training Center
35 Firemens Memorial Dr
Pomona, NY 10970

Chemung County:
Big Flats Community Center
476 Maple St
Big Flats, NY 14814

Full Schedule: In-Person & Virtual Workshops

Roadway and Roadside Drainage:
In Person - October 8 - Niagara Co.

Virtual - September 22
Virtual - November 10

Powers and Duties of Local Highway Officials (All Virtual)
Virtual - September 24
Virtual - November 3

Snow and Ice Control
In-Person - October 15 - Ontario Co.
In-Person - October 22 - Essex Co.
In-Person - November 5 - Rockland Co.

Virtual - September 23
Virtual - November 24

Running Your Highway Department
In-Person - October 6 - Niagara Co.
In-Person - October 20 - Essex Co.
In-Person - October 28 - Saratoga Co.
In-Person - November 10 - Chemung Co.

Virtual - September 29
Virtual - November 17

Local Roads Done Right
In-Person - October 7 - Niagara Co.
In-Person - October 21 - Essex Co.
In-Person - October 29 - Saratoga Co.

Virtual - September 30
Virtual - November 18

Tools for Practical Communication
In-Person - October 13 - Ontario Co.
In-Person - October 27 - Saratoga Co.
In-Person - November 12 - Chemung Co.

Virtual - October 8
Virtual - November 19

Dollars and Sense of Municipal Operations
In-Person - October 14 - Ontario Co.
In-Person - November 4 - Rockland Co.

Virtual - October 1
Virtual - November 12

Fall 2020 Workshop Information

Payment & Confirmation
The virtual workshop sessions will be free and the in-person sessions will be $10 each. We will bill everyone AFTER the session in case we have to cancel the in-person sessions and hold them virtually. We will not be accepting payments at the workshop. You will receive a confirmation email when you register and in-person workshop registrants will receive a map to the workshop site. If you have not received a confirmation at least one week before the workshop, please call (607) 255-8033 or email For virtual workshop webinars, you will receive webinar registration weblinks with your confirmation.

Workshop Timing/Food
The in-person workshop sessions will run from 9:00 am – noon. Food and drinks will not be served. Virtual workshop webinars are either 2 or 3 hours long depending on the topic and breaks are scheduled every hour.

If you need to cancel your in-person workshop, please contact us at least 3 business days prior. We are limited to the number of people who will be allowed to attend. Walk-ins and substitutes will not be accepted the day of the workshop, but with advance notice, we can make other arrangements for someone to take your place. This could be from your organization or our waiting list.

Health & Safety Protocols for In-Person Workshops
With the aim of keeping everyone safe during the pandemic, and in accordance with Cornell University approved guidelines, we have enacted new procedures both for CLRP staff and workshop attendees.

Workshop participants will be subject to a health check upon arrival at the workshop encompassing:

Everyone in the workshop must properly wear a mask. CLRP will have extras available.

CLRP will provide hand sanitizer for participants to use before entering the workshop and after breaks.

CLRP staff will sanitize commonly touched objects.
Tables and chairs will be spaced six feet apart and participants are asked to maintain a six foot distance between each other as well as the instructor.

If any attendee, instructor, or facilitator tests positive for COVID-19 within seven days after the workshop they are to inform CLRP immediately. CLRP can then inform attendees, staff at the facility, instructors, and facilitators to get tested, initiate contact tracing and quarantine as required by NYS DOH rules. We will not release the names of anyone who tests positive without permission and guidance from the local county health department.


Registrations may be emailed, faxed or mailed to:


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