In the newly created full-time position, Oldham will work directly with the Planning Board to oversee and direct Groveland’s land use, conservation efforts and activities to advance the economic well-being of the town. She will lead cross-departmental projects, research and apply to grants and manage all funded projects.
Oldham previously served as the senior planner for Methuen, where she has been involved with the construction of the city’s rail trail, obtaining a Green Communities Designation and the development of a Complete Streets policy. She previously served as the community development program coordinator for Methuen and staff planner for North Andover.
“We’re extremely excited that this much needed position came to fruition and that Rebecca will collaborate with the town’s Planning Board and Board of Selectmen to further expand on opportunities for development in town,” Dembkoski said. “Her experience will be greatly beneficial to Groveland and the residents we serve.”
Oldham holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration, state and local government. Both degrees are from Suffolk University.
Residents can find Oldham in the Planning/Conservation office at Town Hall. She can be reached at 978-556-7215 or via email at [email protected].