City Hires Planners Who Will Focus on Economic Development & Open Space

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The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

We are thrilled to announce the hiring of two new Senior Planner positions in Watertown – Erin Rathe as the City’s Senior Planner for Economic Development and Michelle Moon as the City’s Senior Planner for Open Space.

Erin joins Watertown from Middlesex 3 Coalition, where she served as the Communications Director, bringing with her extensive experience working on collaborative community projects. In Watertown, Erin will be a leader in implementing the City’s economic development strategies focused on small businesses, corridors, squares, and our emerging industry clusters.

Michelle Moon will be joining the Watertown team in August after 6 years as the Principal and Founder of Civic Space Collaborative working on open space, greenways, placemaking, and public arts projects. As Watertown’s Senior Planner for Open Space, Michelle will be enhancing the character and quality of life in the city by ensuring we have high-quality streetscapes, parks, playgrounds, recreation, and open spaces.

Erin and Michelle will be key members of the City’s new Community Design Team, along with Liz Helfer, Watertown’s Public Arts and Culture Planner. The City is currently hiring for the new Director of Community Design position.

Join us in welcoming Erin and Michelle!

5 thoughts on “City Hires Planners Who Will Focus on Economic Development & Open Space

  1. Any chance the city could start posting photos of the new hires? It would be nice to put a name to a face. Thank you.

  2. Oops! I thought the link would go in the post. Click on my name in my previous comment to go to my LinkedIn.

  3. Hi Erin,
    Welcome to Watertown. Thanks for reaching back. I am not the only person in town wondering who all the new hires are and where to find them. I look forward to meeting you. I did not see a link to your LinkedIn page above but found you directly on the site. Given all the new staff members, perhaps it is time for the city to think about organizing a group meet and greet.

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