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Friday, October 20, 2006


Elizabeth Barnet to be Carlisle's first Administrative Coordinator

Elizabeth DeMillo Barnet will join the staff at Town Hall on November 6 as Carlisle's first Administrative Coordinator, a position approved at Town Meeting in May with duties that include administering the affordable housing plan, helping the Zoning Board of Appeals with 40B development applications and assisting the Town Administrator with procurement. The Board of Selectmen formally voted to appoint her at their October 10 meeting.

Barnet's resume describes her background in housing, which includes completion of course work and examination requirements for a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with specialization in urban development, housing policy and urban history. She also did graduate work in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy at Tufts University, including work in urban economics, municipal finance, housing and community economic development.

A resident of Lexington, she has been active in her community in recent years, devoting energies as a parent advocate for the Federation for Children with Special Needs and School Committee Liaison with the Lexington High School PTSA. Earlier she served as vice-chair of Somerville's Historic Preservation Commission.

Work experience includes: an analyst for Standard & Poors, research coordinator with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development, research assistant to the Cambridge Housing Authority, and instructor at the M.I.T. School of Architecture and Planning.

Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie said the interviewing committee "was very impressed. I think she will do a wonderful job in this position." Added Selectman John Williams, who was one of the interviewers, "I highly recommend her." Chair Doug Stevenson offered the congratulations of the board "for drawing such a qualified candidate."

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