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PAWTUCKET â€” A man who was planning director in the City of Newport has been hired to assist Pawtucket in its future planning and redevelopment efforts.
Mayor Donald Grebien has announced that Paige Bronk, who worked for more than a decade in a management capacity for Newport in the areas of planning, development, zoning, grants and historic preservation, has been named Pawtucket's assistant director of planning and redevelopment.
He is scheduled to begin work on Jan. 28.
In a Jan. 14 letter to the Planning Commission that was copied to the City Council, Grebien wrote that Bronk brings â€śan uncommon level of expertise,â€ť and overall, has more than 20 years of management and planning experience at the regional and local levels, while frequently interfacing with the federal levels.
Among other professional affiliations, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association and Rhode Island Planning Association and holds a master's degree in community planning.
Grebien wrote that Bronk's career â€śreflects an ability to see the larger picture while attending to the many planning details needed to bring it into focus.â€ť
The mayor added that Bronk is experienced with â€śa wide range of projects from initial concept to final execution,â€ť and with a particular emphasis on economic development, an area which he said will be receiving more emphasis under his administration in the months ahead.
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