Director of Planning & Community Development

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The Director of Planning & Community Development provides technical support and information regarding land use and development to all Town Departments, Committees and Boards as requested. Additionally, the Director is responsible for representing the Town of Stoneham at Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors events as well as North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) meetings. 

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

June 2018 Tri-Board Update

Open Space & Recreation Plan

Open Space & Recreation Plan Appendix A

Open Space & Recreation Plan Appendix B & C

Some department-related higlights:

Grant awards:

  • Green Communities Designation from the Green Communities Division at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • Complete Streets Tier 3 Funding
  • District Local Technical Assistance for the Stoneham Square Strategic Action Plan
  • Department of Housing & Community Development's Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) Grant for a Complete Streets Concept Study of Downtown Stoneham
  • Executive Office for Administration and Finance (EOAF) Grant to create a Budget Transparency Document 
  • Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) Grant to create an Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT) 
  • Executive Office for Administration and Finance (EOAF) Grant to update its Open Space & Recreation Plan
  • North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) Suburban Mobility Study with the communities of Burlington, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn 
  • 2017 District Local Technical Assistance and FY18 Planning for MetroFuture Technical Assistance for the creation of its first Housing Production Plan 
  • Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) Grant for Green Communities Designation Technical Assistance

Director's regional and state-wide participation:

  • Vice President, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
  • Member, MAPC Executive Committee
  • MAPC Delegate, Town of Stoneham
  • Board of Directors member, MetroFuture Inc.
  • Member & Delegate, North Suburban Planning Council
  • Member, MAPC Arts & Culture Advisory Committee
  • Member, MAPC Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Member, Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors
  • Member, American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter

Please view the links & news sections of this page to learn more about the great things going on in the Town of Stoneham.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Erin Wortman Town Planner (781) 507-2445
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