Stephanie Danielson was appointed to the position of Director of Planning and Economic Development in September 2016 after serving the Town of Easton as Land Use Planner, then Assistant Planning Director/Environmental Planner since 2006. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors.
What is the Department of Planning & Economic Development?
The Planning & Economic Development Department serves the people of the Town of Easton by coordinating and shaping both the short-range and long-range physical, social, and economic development needs of the town assuring growth and development in Easton is consistent with:
- A sustainable vibrant community
- Creating housing options for Easton residents at all income levels;
- Enhancing agricultural and recreational opportunities in Easton;
- Allowing for safe and efficient transportation options;
- Preserving Easton's historic and environmental resources.
The Department administers local law related to development, responds to resident inquiries, maintains records and supports a number of boards and commissions. Comprised of citizen volunteers, these groups include:
- Planning & Zoning Board,
- Conservation Commission,
- Historical Commission,
- Economic Development Council,
- Affordable Housing Trust,
- Community Preservation Commission,
- Agricultural Commission,
- Zoning Board of Appeals;
and other Town boards and commissions as needed. Tweets by @EnvisionEaston
Engineering Review Office Hours for Engineers and Developers
Woodard & Curran provides peer review services for several of the Boards served by the department. To help facilitate project permitting, Woodard & Curran is available the third Wednesdays each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Easton Town Hall to discuss engineering and stormwater aspects of projects before a board. Appointments can be either "drop in" or you can contact Patricia Howe DiRenzo for an appointment 508-230-0630.