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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Mayor Kokoros Appoints Melissa SantucciRozzi as Director of Planning and Community Development

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Mayor Charles C. Kokoros is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa SantucciRozzi as the Director of the Planning and Community Development Department. 

“I am confident in Melissa’s ability as a leader and her wealth of knowledge in the area of planning and community development will serve as a great benefit to our Town,” said Mayor Kokoros. 

Melissa brings more than 20 years of experience working in Planning and Community Development Departments serving as the Assistant Planning Director for the Town of Burlington and for the last 17 years serving the Town of Braintree as the Principal Planner, Assistant Director and most recently as Interim Director. “As Interim Director, Melissa has worked diligently to carry forward my goals for development in Braintree, including working closely with our Boards and Commissions to provide applicants with a seamless permitting experience,” said Mayor Kokoros.

A graduate of Westfield State College, Melissa is also the current chair of the Watertown Zoning Board of Appeals and has been a member of that Board since 2003. 

“I am truly honored to be appointed as the Director of Planning and Community Development,” said Melissa SantucciRozzi.  “I want to thank Mayor Kokoros for this opportunity and for his continued support. I look forward to serving the Town of Braintree in this new capacity and supporting Mayor Kokoros’ priorities for the Department.”

Melissa’s appointment is subject to review by the Town Council as noted in the Town Charter.  

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