Rick Brown is retiring in March after 36 years on the job. He’ll be a tough act to follow, with involvement in such projects as Wellesley Center and Linden Square among his accomplishments. If you’d like a shot at replacing him as Wellesley’s planning director and enacting your idea to put a dome over Hunnewell Field to ensure future fireworks displays don’t get rained out, or whatever, here’s the start of the job posting from the town web site.
Under the general policy direction of the Planning Board, the Planning Director is responsible for the municipal planning activities of the Town. The incumbent directs and administers the municipal planning, zoning and subdivision control programs within the Town as delineated by state statute and the Town’s Bylaws. The Director serves as the Town’s principal professional adviser and resource on planning and development issues, and is responsible for recommending, preparing, and implementing the policies, programs, plans and studies needed to guide both the short-range and long-range development of the Town and address planning and land use issues and opportunities facing the Town.