The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Hires Gregory Brown
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce that it has hired Gregory Brown as its new Executive Director.Brown has almost twenty years with Vermont planning organizations. He served as the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs from 1998 to 2003, after being DHCA’s Deputy Commissioner and Director of the Planning Division. As Commissioner of the Department, he was responsible for leadership of state housing and land use policy, community development, and historic preservation. He designed legislation strengthening the Vermont Downtown Program, overhauled the Community Development Block Grant Program, and led policy on development around interstate exits. Prior to joining DHCA, he worked for the Windham Regional Planning Commission in Brattleboro.”I’m eager to begin work with CCRPC. It deals with some of the most challenging planning issues in New England. It has a fine staff and a dedicated board of Commissioners,” Brown said. He started work March 24th.Brown assumes the position following James Tolley, who served as Interim Executive Director since February, 2002 and has left to join VTrans as Deputy Secretary.