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.