Planning & Development

Department Mission:

The Planning and Development Department provides professional planning, project and program management services to residents and businesses of the City, to multiple member bodies, the City Manager, City Council, and all City departments as it relates to the physical, economic, social, and environmental needs of the City. The Department also develops the vision, policies, and goals for the physical, environmental, economic, and social growth and development of the community and incorporates these components into a comprehensive plan that guides the future of the City.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
John DePriest, AICP Director (617) 466-4182
Maggie Schmitt, AICP, LEED AP Assistant Director (617) 466-4187
Tricia Seigal Finance Director (617) 466-4184
Alexander Train Planner & Project Manager (617) 466-4192
Alexander Mello Planner & Land Use Administrator (617) 466-4188
David Guzman Senior Housing Development Project Manager (617) 466-4186
Paulette Velastegui Secretary Zoning Board of Appeals (617) 466-4181