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Wrentham Town Administrator Appoints Rachel Benson as Town’s New Director of Planning & Economic Development

Town of Wrentham
Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
79 South St.
Wrentham, MA 02093

For Immediate Release

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299

Wrentham Town Administrator Appoints Rachel Benson as Town’s New Director of Planning & Economic Development

WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce that he has appointed Rachel Benson to be Wrentham’s new Director of Planning & Economic Development.

Benson, a Plainville resident, began her new role on Jan. 14 after working as the Assistant Town Planner in Grafton.

Prior to that she worked in the private sector for Meridian Associates and Nitsch Engineering as a Land Use Specialist and Survey CAD Technician.

Benson is a U.S. Air Force veteran where she served as an Engineering Journeyman.

She currently volunteers in her hometown of Plainville as Vice Chair of the Planning Board and is a member of the Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Bridgewater State University and is working toward the completion of a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Community Development from UMass Boston.

“I am excited to officially welcome Rachel to Wrentham,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “Her extensive experience in both the municipal and private sectors will be an asset to our Planning & Community Development Department and I am looking forward to seeing how she can help the town progress in the coming months with some of the bigger projects we have in the works.”

The Wrentham Planning & Community Development Department provides guidance, coordination and advisory planning services to the Town. The Department’s focus is on (but not limited to) land use, planning, zoning, economic development, affordable housing, open space and land preservation.

Working with Town departments, boards, committees and community organizations, the Planning and Community Development Department helps develop policies, program initiatives and recommended zoning provisions to guide the future development of the community in alignment with the town’s Master Plan.