Arlington New Senior Planner has Arrived Kelly Lynema began work on October 9

The Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) is pleased to announce that Kelly Lynema began work on October 9, 2018, as the Department’s Senior Planner. As Senior Planner, Ms. Lynema will participate in the implementation of the Arlington Master Plan by advancing the Mill Brook Corridor Study and the Historic Survey Master Plan. She will serve as a Department liaison to Envision Arlington serving on the Standing Committee and working on updates to Town goals and assisting with the annual Town Survey. She will also conduct research and studies into a range of topics such as land use, housing, and economic development, examining alternatives and making recommendations in these topic areas.

Ms. Lynema comes to the Town of Arlington from Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation where she assisted in the implementation of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Master Plan and developed and implemented the annual public realm program for the marketplace. Prior to that, Ms. Lynema was employed as an urban planner for two private sector firms, Utile and NBBJ. Ms. Lynema received her Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University and her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Tufts University.

About Planning and Community Development: The DPCD is committed to improving the quality of life for Arlington’s residents by improving access to housing and transportation, enhancing the vitality of business districts, providing opportunities for low- and moderate-income households, and preserving and promoting the town’s natural, historic, and cultural resources. The department oversees various planning and community development activities within the town of Arlington including implementation of the Arlington Master Plan. Staff support a range of Town boards and committees, including the Arlington Redevelopment Board and manage three redevelopment properties: Jefferson Cutter House, Central School (Senior Center), and 23 Maple Street. For more information about the department, please visit

Contact: Jennifer Raitt, / 781 316-3092.

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