11/16/2021 12:47 PM

The Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) is pleased to announce that David Morgan has joined the staff as the Environmental Planner/ Conservation Agent. Mr. Morgan will assist with coordination of a range of sustainability and environmental planning and policy efforts in town and assist the Conservation Commission in its administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, the Arlington Bylaw for Wetlands Protection, and management of property under Conservation Commission management or control.

Mr. Morgan comes to the Town of Arlington with several years of experience in environmental research, planning, and policy. Originally from Maine, he completed his Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Tufts University. Mr. Morgan previously worked as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellow for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he investigated ecosystem-based climate change adaptation and policy, especially concerning New England’s wetlands and coastal ecosystems. Prior to his graduate study, he developed small, worker-owned businesses and led economic justice policy initiatives. Mr. Morgan received his Bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

“Arlington’s wetlands protection bylaw was an inspiration when I drafted a similar ordinance for the City of Boston,” said Mr. Morgan. “The Town and Conservation Commission have led on issues of environmental planning, and I’m thrilled to contribute to those efforts, from open space planning to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Municipal action on environmental issues is essential to ensure the places where we live, work, and play—and the ecosystems we depend on—can thrive.”

About Planning and Community Development: The Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development oversees planning and community development activities within the town and is committed to improving the quality of life in Arlington by improving housing opportunities, transportation access, and economic development to enhance the vitality of our business districts, and preserving and promoting our community’s natural, historic, and cultural resources. The Department oversees many key town-wide initiatives and implementation of long-range plans for the community. The Department manages the Town’s federal Community Development Block Grant Program and has done so since the program’s inception in 1974. The Department also provides staff support to many Town boards, commissions, and committees. For more information about the department, go to: arlingtonma.gov/planning. Contact: Jennifer Raitt, jraitt@town.arlington.ma.us / 781 316-3092.

This press release was produced by Town of Arlington. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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Town Of Arlington: New Environmental Planner/Conservation Agent Starts With The Arlington Department Of Planning And Community Development – Patch.com
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