CORRECTION: David Ziomek in addition to being Assistant Town Manager is also Director of Conservation and Development.
Record date: September 27, 2019
This week's edition of "Byline with Stan Rosenberg" will feature an interview with Assistant Town Manager/Director of Conservation & Development David Ziomek.
Topics will include pending projects such as the potential purchase of the 150-acre Hickory Ridge golf course by the town; the East Hadley Road multi-purpose path, along with improvements to town and school athletic fields, and the new playground/spray park at Groff Park.
A recent article about Hickory Ridge, which is being considered for a mix of uses, including a solar array, conservation land, housing and a senior center is here: https://www.masslive.com/…/amherst-council-eyes-buying-150-…
The Planning, Conservation, and Inspections Department which Ziomek directs is responsible for administration of environmental laws and policies, open space protection, state and local land use laws, and planning and zoning initiatives to improve the quality of life in Amherst. Further information on the department's responsibilities is here: https://www.amherstma.gov/84/Conservation-Development
Ziomek has served as Interim Town Manager on two occasions, following the death of former Town Manager John Musante in 2015, and during a gap between former Interim Town Manager Peter Hechenbleikner and hiring of current Town Manager Paul Bockelman in summer 2016. An Amherst native, Ziomek has worked for the town since 2004, initially as conservation director.
Description courtesy of the Amherst League of Women Voters.
Amherst Media and former Massachusetts State Senate President Stan Rosenberg team up for “Byline with Stan Rosenberg,” an issue-oriented local government news program. “Byline” will tackle town, regional and state news topics as Rosenberg interviews players in both town and state government affairs.