Agriculture Advisory Board

The Town of Grand Island has approved the Resource Guide for the Protection and Promotion of Agriculture and Farming. The development of this plan was funded through a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The purpose of this project was to develop a plan that will further the recommendations of the Town’s newly adopted Comprehensive Plan; build a consensus among the Town’s farmers, agricultural business representatives, residents and Town officials; provide a framework to preserve the Town’s agricultural heritage and existing farming activities in the community; and to promote and enhance opportunities for new or expanded agricultural activity of any size or scale on Grand Island.

For further information on the project, contact Wendy Salvati, WWS Planning, (716) 870-2724 ( or  Sheila Daminski, chairperson of the Agriculture Advisory Board at (716) 514-6544 ( 

Contact Information

Sheila Daminski, Chairman - 2025
(716) 514-6544

James Sharpe, Co-Chairman - 2025
Thomas Thompson - 2025
Chris Beyer - 2025
Tom Franz - 2025

Wendy Salvati, WWS Planning
(716) 870-2724