Jeff Morrissette is Westford's new director of land use management. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLIN0 CRANE

Westford Has a New Director of Land Use Management; Jeffrey Morrissette Promoted

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Jeffrey Morrissette has been promoted to Director of Land Use Management in Westford.

Morrissette, most recently Westford’s planner, was promoted this week by Town Manager Jodi Ross.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce Jeff Morrisette, our former town planner, has been promoted to Director of Land Use Management effective January 8, 2018,” stated Ross. “Please join me in congratulating Jeff on this significant accomplishment.”

In his new post, Morrissette will be responsible for managing approximately eight full-time employees and overseeing an operating budget of about $600K, according to Ross. The position is all encompassing with the manager playing a role in litigation matters and open space land management. Morrissette will provide policy direction on land use  and provide support to members of the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Permanent Town Building Committee, and Conservation Commission.

Morrissette joined the town in May 2013, providing technical and administrative support to the Planning Board, Zoning Board, Master Plan Implementation Committee and other special committees.

The holder of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Morrissette has had a long professional engineering career.

From 2009 to 2013, he was the assistant planner for the town of Merrimack, New Hampshire.

From 2004 to 2009 he was a project engineer for Hancock Survey Associates, Inc., in Marlborough. He spent six years prior to that as a survey crew chief for H-Star Engineering, Inc., in Chelmsford.

Morrissette began his career in January 1995 as a project engineer for Baltec Associates, Inc., of Westford.

He is a state certified professional land surveyor and a New Hampshire Engineer-in-Training. He is affiliated with the American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter, the National Society of Professional Surveyors, and the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers. He spent four years as a Conservation Commissioner for the town of Uxbridge.

Morriessette founded a sole proprietorship, Great Circle Land Services of Pepperell, in 2010.