RUTLAND — The Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) has selected Edward Bove as its new executive director. Bove, a senior planner at RRCP since 2008, will take over his new duties in early October, succeeding interim executive director Fred Nicholson.
Bove is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners and holds a master of science in planning from the University of Arizona and a B.A. from the Eller College of Business and Public Administration at Arizona.
Prior to coming to the RRPC six years ago, Bove was executive director of Shires Housing in Bennington and the zoning administrator for the town of Manchester, Vt.
As senior planner at RRPC Bove was responsible for managing the Brownfields Reuse Program, coordinating town planning activities, updating the Rutland Regional Plan, and reviewing Act 250 and Section 248 applications.
“It is an honor to be chosen to lead this prestigious organization,” Bove said, “I’m excited about continuing to work with the region’s municipalities and promoting a vigorous economy as well as responsible land use planning. In this new position at RRPC, I will be dedicated to creating vibrant and resilient communities throughout the Rutland region.”
The Rutland Regional Planning Commission is a quasi-governmental non-profit organization (one of 11 in Vermont) with 27 member towns in Rutland County. The RRPC encourages the coordinated development of the Rutland region, advocates for the needs of its member towns, and strives to build a thriving regional economy while enhancing the area’s quality of life. The Commission’s staff provides technical assistance for transportation, natural resources, energy, environmental, housing, health, education, and cultural-related issues.
Bove, a Rutland native and Rutland High School graduate, is married to Katie Bove of Rutland and has two young children, Michael and Daniella.