Town of Ithaca


The Town of Ithaca is located at the southern tip of Cayuga lake in Central New York; home to Ithaca College and Cornell University.  The Town includes rural, suburban and urban landscapes and a population of 23,000 people which surrounds the City of Ithaca.  The Ithaca area includes many beautiful natural areas such as Buttermilk, Treman and Taughannock Falls State Parks.

Vision: The Town of Ithaca will be a desirable place where any person can live, work, learn, and play, offering a vibrant mix of rural, suburban, and urban features, including treasured natural resources.

Mission: We promote quality of life, equity, and safety of all Town of Ithaca residents through planning, innovation, and continual adaptation to change.

The Town strives to:

  • provide responsive services
  • be fiscally responsible
  • protect and preserve its open spaces and water resources
  • implement sustainable initiatives
  • pursue beneficial intermunicipal collaborations.
Phone Number: 607-273-1721
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