About The Plan
Comprehensive Planning Award APA-MA
Planning Board Adopts “A Blueprint for Brockton” – August 3, 2017
Department of Planning & Economic Development
The Department of Planning and Economic Development is the lead agency responsible for all phases of planning in the city of Brockton and assists the Mayor and the City Council with public policy information and analysis.
Located in Boston, Harriman’s work represents a wide range of project types, scales and locations. The firm brings an extensive background in both national and international assignments, but maintains a focus on helping New England’s cities and towns realize their potential through planning and design. The firm’s clientele includes a mix of public, private and institutional sector clients.
Leadership Team Members
Co-chair 1 – Rob May
Co-chair 2 – David Wheeler
Ward 2 Council Advocate-Melissa Rodriguez
Ward 5 Council Advocate-Linda Perogilione
Ward 6 Council Advocate – Steve Lally
Ward 7 Council Advocate-Patricia Riley
At-large 1 – Barnes -Council Advocate – Lucia Cerci
At-large 2 – Farwell -Council Advocate – Charles H. Tartaglia
At-large 3 – Rodrigues – Council Advocate – Manny Centeio
Senior Advocate – Dotty Slack
Youth Advocate -Kenny Monteiro
Minority Community Advocate – Stephen Bernard
Immigrant Community Advocate – Adriano Cabral
Housing Element Advocate 1 – Tom Plouffe
Housing Element Advocate 2 – Lynn Morrissey
Economic Development Element Advocate 1 – Brian Droukas
Economic Development Element Advocate 2 – Mary Waldron
Natural and Cultural Resources Advocate- Arnie Danielson
Open Space and Recreation Advocate – Robert X. Jenkins
Transportation and Circulation Advocate 1 – Jimmy Pereira
Transportation and Circulation Advocate 2 -Kelly Forrester
Comprehensive Plan Advisory Team Structure and Roles
Advisory Team members help shape the direction of the Comprehensive Plan by reviewing and commenting on document drafts and convening the Geographic Listening Sessions. This includes outreach tofellow residents of Brockton as well as other stakeholders. We wanted to make sure everyone’s individual voice is heard. Team members also communicate the progress of the planning process with elected officials.
Some Team members have been identified as Advocates for specific groups. They are responsible for conducting outreach to their advocacy group and organizing participation.
The Elements (or chapters) of the Plan are the specific requirement by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Land Use and Zoning
Open Space and Recreation
Natural and Cultural Resources
Services and Facilities
Infrastructure and Utilities
The information collected in the Listening Sessions fed into the Element Workshops which are implemented into the Plan Elements.
Other Team members are associated with particular Elements of the Plan. They are responsible for
conducting outreach to their respective element group. Element Representatives help City Staff in their respective fields.