Month: June 2019

Welcome Best Practices Intern Kevin Fitzgerald

New CEDAS intern to work on Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development Program

The Connecticut Economic Development Association is pleased to welcome Kevin Fitzgerald as the program intern for the newly launched Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development Program.  Kevin will assist with development, research and administration of the program.  Kevin is an incoming Master of Public Administration candidate with the University of Connecticut and a 2018 graduate from UConn in Political Science and Urban & Community Studies. While in Storrs, Kevin completed his Honors Thesis in Political Science on the use of eminent domain for economic development in the 2005 Kelo v. New London decision.  Kevin plans to focus his coursework on development and urban planning and after completing his masters Kevin looks forward to pursuing a law degree and assisting towns with economic development projects as a land use attorney. Kevin spent this past spring interning in the Town of Stonington’s Department of Planning and he looks forward to contributing to the Town of Berlin’s Kensington Village development as a member of the UConn MPA program.  In his free time Kevin likes to follow UConn and Boston sports, run, and hike.

The Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development program is sponsored by Eversource, United Illuminating, Pullman & Comley, and STV/DPM.  Collaborating partners include the Connecticut Economic Development Association, Connecticut Economic Resource Center, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association, and the University of Connecticut- Department of Extension.