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  • 18 Mar 2019 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    Carol Thomas, founding  member of MACP, first woman to be president of AICP,  professor,  mentor, friend, and colleague, has died.  A planner for over 70 years, Carol was a leader in the profession and inspired many. 

    A memorial service will be held this summer.

  • 18 Mar 2019 8:48 AM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    At the 2019 CPTC conference, on Saturday March 16, 2019, planning directors and planning board representatives learned from MACP members the nuts and bolts and tips on how to write an RFP for professional services that complies with Ch. 30B regulations, accurately represents what services and deliverable are desired, and attracts responsive and high-quality proposals for professional planning services.

    See the link below to download the presentation.

    MACP_RFP CPTC_20190316.pdf

  • 15 Feb 2019 8:16 AM | John Gelcich, AICP (Administrator)

    A decade ago it seemed like biking and walking was making a comeback that could change the commuting culture of the United States.

  • 15 Feb 2019 8:14 AM | John Gelcich, AICP (Administrator)

    Opponents of bills to promote transit oriented housing development throughout California need to do the math and develop some state pride. 

  • 25 Jan 2019 3:32 PM | John Gelcich, AICP (Administrator)

    We are cleaving into two nations—one where daily life revolves around the car, and the other where the car is receding in favor of walking, biking, and transit.

  • 25 Jan 2019 3:31 PM | John Gelcich, AICP (Administrator)

    Town Planner & Conservation Agent, Economic Development and Planning – Town of Southbridge

    The Town of Southbridge seeks qualified candidates for the full time position of Town Planner/Conservation Agent in the Economic Development & Planning Department.

    Responsibilities include providing specialized technical, administrative, and customer service support to the department, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, and other Town Boards/Commissions as required.

    Professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills needed to accomplish varied functions ranging from routine to complex. Master’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, or related field with 3 plus years of experience in a municipality preferred, or Bachelor’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Environmental Planning or a related field, with 5 plus years of experience in a municipality; Knowledge of practices, processes, and principles of municipal planning and permitting, including associated Massachusetts and federal statutes governing land use/zoning/conservation and the Wetlands and Rivers Protection Acts. Experience providing staff support to a Planning Board a must. AICP certification preferred. Experience working with Conservation Commissions and ZBAs a plus. MS-4 certification a plus.

    Hiring salary range $63,319 - $72,817 per year.

    Submit cover letter, resume and Town of Southbridge Employment Application to Town Manager’s office: 41 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, or fax to (508)764-5425 or email to

    Position open until filled, with best consideration given to applications received by February 7, 2019 when review of applications will commence.

  • 17 Dec 2018 12:26 PM | John Gelcich, AICP (Administrator)

    Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland), speaker of the Oregon House, is drafting legislation that would end single-family zoning in cities of 10,000 or more: "The state’s housing crisis requires a combination of bolder strategies."

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