Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:52 PM | Daphne Politis

    The City of Taunton, on behalf of the GATHC, is seeking separately sealed
    price and non-price (technical) proposals from qualified consulting
    professionals to complete an AFH for the 14 communities that comprise the
    GATHC.  The AFH will need to be submitted to the Department of Housing and
    Urban Development (HUD) in August of 2018.  Candidates must be familiar with
    regulations and requirements related to HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair
    Housing (AFFH) Rule.  A Request for Proposal (RFP) package may be obtained
    beginning September 18, 2017 by calling Janine Peccini, Program Manager,
    City of Taunton, at (508)821-1030 or e-mailing
    <> .

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:15 PM | Daphne Politis

    The City of Brockton is looking a Conservation Agent/Planner to join our
    team.  And I stress the word Planner in the job title.  In addition to
    managing the contract with the peer review consultant, wetland
    identification and typical site inspections, this position has additional
    planning duties.   These include implementing our new Urban Agriculture
    Plan, overseeing the Farmers Market and providing supervision of the Market
    Manager, preparing and executing PARC grant redevelopment projects, just to
    name a few.  There is a world of opportunity here in Brockton.  The link to
    the job description/announcement is

    Rob May, CEcD
    Director of Planning and Economic Development
    City of Brockton
    45 School Street
    Brockton, MA 02301

  • Friday, September 08, 2017 4:27 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    Free education and opportunities to earn AICP CM credits at your desk.

    ACRP  Free!  Register

    1.    Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM  (1.5 CM credits)

    TRB Webinar: Understanding Stormwater Management Requirements for Airports

    Research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)'s Research Report 169: Clean Water Act Requirements for Airports, Research Report 174: Green Stormwater Infrastructure - Volume 1: Primer, and Research Report 174: Green Stormwater Infrastructure - Volume 2: Guidebook.

    This webinar will discuss the research that may help airport environmental practitioners understand the environmental regulations and permitting programs that apply to airports' management of stormwater and other types of water resources.

    Register at.

    Webinar Presenters

    Dean Mericas, Mead & Hunt

    Jeffrey Longsworth, Barnes & Thornburg

    Jim Jolley, The Cadmus Group, Inc.

    Moderated by: Jennifer Fuller, Division of Aviation, North Carolina Department of Transportation



    From 1000 Friends of Florida   Free! -- Register Now!

    2.    Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Noon to 1:30 p.m. (1.5 CM credits)
    Character Towns:  Positioning Small Cities and Towns for the New Economy 

    Orlando LEED-certified planner and author Bill Kercher will share his observations on what makes a "character town" - a small city or town with friendly and inviting neighborhoods and an engaging business community both of which support a sociable and civil society; a society that is proud of its home town, protective of its heritage and committed to its well-being.  Using Florida communities as examples, Kercher will discuss essential attributes of character towns and provide action strategies to transform Florida's cities into livable and economically vibrant communities of the 21st century.  This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM Credits for planners (#9132937).  


    3.    Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Noon to 1:30 p.m. (1.5 CM credits)

    Implementing Florida 2070:  Successful Local Conservation Ballot Measures in Florida
    The Trust for Public Land’s Will Abberger and Pegeen Hanrahan will share proven strategies to assist Florida communities with the design and passage of local ballot measures to generate new public funds for parks and land conservation.  The TPL Conservation Finance program has helped pass 26 local ballot measures in Florida, creating over $1 billion in new funding for conservation. In 2016 alone, TPL helped win voter approval for all three conservation measures on the ballot: a ½-cent sales tax in Brevard County for Indian River Lagoon restoration, a ½-cent sales tax in Alachua County for Gainesville city parks and Alachua Forever, and continuation of Lee County’s Conservation 2020 program.   The goal of the webinar is to share how local governments and community groups in Florida can help fund the conservation of important local and regional natural lands to support Florida’s greenways and trails networks, the Florida Wildlife Corridor, and other park and conservation initiatives.  This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM Credits for planners (#9132938) and 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers. 

    Thanks to Kathleen McCabe at McCabe Enterprises for the 1000 Friends listing.  

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:11 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)


    Proposals are due by September 15, 2017

    Legal Notice

    The Needham Housing Authority (NHA) is seeking proposals from qualified planning and development consultants to assess the opportunities and challenges related to existing NHA developments; to identify the pro’s and con’s concerning potential development, redevelopment or improvements strategies connected to these developments; and to make recommendations that prioritize these activities, including strategies related to financing and permitting.

    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a planning and development consultant with demonstrated experience and capacity to carry out this analysis based on a proposal that best addresses the Scope of Work as described in this RFP.  The most advantageous proposal from a responsive and responsible proposer will be selected, taking into consideration all evaluation criteria set forth in the RFP.  The NHA intends to enter into a contract with the selected respondent.

    The preparation of the RFP response will be at the expense of the respondent.  It is the sole responsibility of the respondent to fully examine this RFP’s attachments and referenced documents. 

    Questions shall be addressed in writing to the NHA Executive Director, Paul Dumouchel, at or 781-444-3011 prior to 12 noon Thursday September 7, 2017.    

    Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on September 15, 2017.  Late proposals will not be accepted.  The NHA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. 

    This Request for Proposals will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday August 21, 2017 at the NHA Office, 28 Captain Robert Cook Drive, Needham, MA 02494.   A full Request for Proposals (RFP) package will also be available by contacting Paul Dumouchel, NHA’s Executive Director, at, by calling 781-444-3011, or by mail to the NHA Office at the above address.

    All potential respondents must register with NHA to receive a copy of any addendums to this RFP.  Such registration can be conducted by signing in at the NHA Office when the RFP is picked up; by an email request to Executive Director, Paul Dumouchel at the above email address; or through a written request for the RFP by mail, also directed to Mr. Dumouchel.

    Directions to the NHA Office:  See NHA’s website at

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 4:28 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    The Town of Framingham Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) seeks proposals for a consultant to work up to 20 hours per week with the Town staff on supporting the EDIC Committee and advancing economic development initiatives.  The EDIC currently focuses on marketing the Town as an attractive location to work, live, play.  The EDIC has developed and is undertaking a marketing plan, with the assistance of a public relations consulting firm.  The plan has a multi-pronged approach, including a web site,<>, an electronic newsletter that is emailed to a contact list of almost 1,000, social media including facebook and twitter (@ChooseFram), and events.  The EDIC also operates a number of smaller initiatives providing business intelligence, access to business networks, and small grants, including a pilot placemaking program.  The ideal candidate will have proven economic development and project management expe
    rience in a municipal setting.  Marketing and/or sales skills are strongly desired.  Knowledge of redevelopment authorities, planning principles, budgeting, public outreach and public meeting laws are all a plus.  In performing this role, the selected consultant will get excellent exposure to the workings of a municipal planning office serving a diverse and dynamic community as well as experience marketing a unique "product." and building different audiences.  This person will report to the Director of CED and work collaboratively with the CED Deputy Director, EDIC Chair, CED senior leadership as well as external stakeholders such as the Framingham Downtown Renaissance, the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce, and the Framingham Business Alliance.

    Specifications are available now and requests may be sent to<>. Sealed proposals for the Economic Development Project Manager job will be accepted at Framingham Town Hall Procurement Office RM#123 150 Concord Street Framingham, MA until Thursday, August 31 @ 1:00 P.M.
    Inquiries regarding this Invitation for Bid are to be directed to Amy Putney, Procurement Administrator<>

    The Town reserves the right to reject any and all submissions, to waive any minor informalities & technicalities, or to cancel the bid if it were in the public interest to do so.

  • Friday, July 07, 2017 7:45 PM | Daphne Politis

    Town Planner                                                                                                                                   Town of Scituate

    The Town of Scituate seeks qualified applicants for the position of Town Planner. This position performs professional, technical and administrative work in planning and land use controls and will report to the Director of Planning and Development, with policy direction from the Planning Board and according to applicable Massachusetts General Laws, Town policies, Town bylaws and relevant state, federal and local regulations and standards. The Town Planner coordinates activities with other development review staff.

    A Master's Degree in Planning or a related field, and five (5) years of experience as a Town Planner or similar municipal government capacity is desired, with AICP certification strongly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This position is covered under the auspices of the Services Employees International Union, Local 888. Starting salary will be in the low- to mid-$80,000's, with excellent benefits.

    If you are interested in being considered for this position please send a cover letter, resume, completed application and three references to Stephen Salk, Human Resources Director at<<>> or by mail to Human Resources Director, 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066. The employment application is found at . This position is open until filled. The Town of Scituate is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

    Laura Harbottle, AICP
    Town Planner
    Town Hall
    600 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
    Scituate, MA  02066
    781-545-8730 (t)
    781-545-8704 (f)

    Laura Harbottle, AICP CFM
    Town Planner
    Town Hall
    600 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
    Scituate, MA  02066
    781-545-8730 (t)
    781-545-8704 (f)<>

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 1:42 PM | Daphne Politis

    Economic Development & Long-Term Planner for the Town of Brookline...

    Kara Brewton
    Economic Development Director
    Town of Brookline<>

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 2:10 PM | Daphne Politis

    Good Afternoon,
    The town of Norwood is hiring for a Full-Time Assistant Planner. Please see the attached job posting. Applicants can also view the full job description at:

    Any questions can be directed to Michelle Pizzi, Human Resources Director at


    Paul Halkiotis, Director
    Planning & Economic Development
    566 Washington St. P.O. Box 40
    Norwood, MA 02062
    (781)762-1240 x 164

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:25 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, a proactive regional planning agency serving 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire counties of western Massachusetts, seeks highly qualified motivated Senior Planner to focus on water quality, open space, environment, and climate resilience.  Qualifications include:  3 or more years of relevant experience, excellent communication skills, knowledge of applicable state and federal programs and a Master's degree in environmental planning.  Candidates with 5+ years professional environmental experience are preferred.  Starting salary $54,500 to $64,500/yr w/benefits, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by target date of 6-9-17 to Timothy W. Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA  01040.  Position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled.  An AA/EOE

    Catherine Ratte'
    Principal Planner/Section Manager
    Land Use Environment
    Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
    60 Congress Street First Floor
    Springfield MA 01104
    Agency Phone: 413/781-6045, ext 311
    Direct Line: 413/285-1174
    Cell: 413/695-0074

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:22 PM | Daphne Politis

    The Town of Wellesley is hiring a part-time Planner. Those interested may find the advertisement here:


    Michael D. Zehner, AICP, LEED Green Assoc.
    Planning Director

    Town of Wellesley - Planning Department
    525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
    Phone: 781.431.1019 x2234 - Email:<>

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President |
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