Office of Planning and Development

On July 1, 2014 the City Council approved Mayor Rivera’s initiative to reorganize Community Development, Economic Development, Inspectional Services and Planning functions under the umbrella of Office of Planning and Development. The reorganization is part of a bigger effort to nurture a more cohesive work culture which will result in better inter- and intradepartmental problem-solving, as well as to offer the public a continuum of service and collaboration that’s customer friendly, effective, and one where the regulatory requirements are transparent and clearly enforced. The expected net result is a more strategic approach to addressing real property problems to ensure day-to-day actions are working towards sustainable solutions.

 OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Theresa Park
(TPark@cityoflawrence.com)
Director
Telephone: (978) 620-3500

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Abel Vargas 
(AVargas@cityoflawrence.com)
Director of Business & Economic Development
Telephone: (978) 620-3015

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Vilma Martinez-Dominguez
(Vmartinezdominguez@cityoflawrence.com)
Community Development Director
Telephone: 978-620-3526

INSPECTIONAL SERVICE

Pat Ruiz 
(pruiz@cityoflawrence.com)
Inspectional Services Director
Tel: (978) 620-3140

PLANNING

Theresa Park
(TPark@cityoflawrence.com)
Planning Director
Telephone: (978) 620-3500