WRC Welcomes Susan Westa as New Senior Planner

Susan Westa, AICP, joined the Windham Regional Commission in January 2019. Susan will be the new Community Development lead at WRC, including the Brownfields program and the regional plan update. Susan comes to WRC from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in western MA where she was working with Planning Boards reviewing large scale solar applications and helping develop marijuana zoning bylaws. She also led the development of a Joint Land Use Study with the Westover Airbase and surrounding communities.

Previously, Susan was the Community Engagement Director for the Connecticut Main Street Center where she led the Center's Come Home to Downtown Program. Susan also worked as an Extension Educator with the University of Connecticut where she served as Co-Director of the Green Valley Institute. She served as Coordinator for the Borderlands Village Innovation Pilot Project, the pilot of the Orton Family Foundation's Heart and Soul Planning Program. Prior to that Susan worked as a planning consultant in upstate New York.

Susan is a Certified Planner and has a Master's degree in Environmental Science. She served as the APA Connecticut Chapter's Professional Development Officer and Program Committee Co-Chair, and was on the Program Committee of the Southern New England APA conference. Susan also served on the Town of Mansfield's Planning and Zoning and Inland Wetland Commissions.

Last Updated: 02 August 2019
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