Weinberger appoints Peter Owens as Burlington CEDO director
Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced the appointment of Peter Owens as Director of the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) for the City of Burlington. In recent years Owens, an entrepreneur, business person, and urban designer, has worked on three of the most innovative and exciting development projects in the Upper Connecticut River Valley as a principal and director of urban design at ORW, a White River Junction landscape architecture and planning firm. Weinberger has asked the City Council to approve the appointment at its June 25, 2012 meeting.
“I’m excited and grateful that Peter has agreed to return to Burlington as our new CEDO director,” said Weinberger. “Peter’s unique background as an urban designer, entrepreneur, and student of cities is exactly the experience Burlington needs right now.”
At the announcement, which took place outside on the upper deck of the Burlington Community Boathouse, Owens recalled his career origins in Burlington, stating: “I began my career in Burlington during a heady, innovative period in the City's history. I am thrilled to return to Burlington at a similarly optimistic and promising moment and to have the opportunity to serve the City in a leadership role. A month ago, I could not have imagined having this opportunity – today I feel as if my entire far-ranging career has led me to this challenge.”
Mayor's office. 6.14.2012