Senior Consultant, Planning
Steve has more than 35 years experience as a municipal planning director in Connecticut. He has a keen understanding of municipal government and it’s interaction with local planning. He recently retired from the Town of Avon where he served as Planning Director for 26 years. Steve oversaw the Divisions of Planning, Building Code Enforcement, Fire Prevention, and Conservation. His leadership, creativity, relationship with the development community, and steady hand, helped Avon evolve into a very desirable community. As Avon has transitioned into a suburban environment it has been able to retain vestiges of it’s rural past through innovative planning and land preservation. It has an enviable strong tax base, including a substantial number of high quality retail, office, and manufacturing companies. This has allowed Avon to offer residents very high quality schools and services while maintaining a low tax rate as well as a Moody’s bond rating of AAA.
Steve also worked as Town Planner in Ellington, Assistant Planning Director in Farmington, and Senior Regional Planner in Northeastern CT where he served as Town Planner in Plainfield, Woodstock, Danielson, and Brooklyn.