Staff

Donna Benton, AICP - Director of Planning and Community Development

  • Oversees department operations
  • Staff support for Planning Board, Technical Review Committee (TRC), Housing Standards Board and Community Trail Advisory Committee
  • Master Plan update coordination
  • Public Relations & Social Media coordination
  • Transportation Advisory Commission member/support
  • Transportation Improvement Program administration
  • Seacoast Metropolitan Planning Organization representative
  • Special Projects coordination

Email Ms. Benton

Michael Asciola- Assistant City Planner

  • Transportation Center support and administration
  • Plan review for new project conditions of approval
  • Zoning Amendment preparation
  • Subdivision and site review regulation amendment preparation
  • Plan review for new projects for approval
  • Master Plan update

Email Mr. Asciola 

Dave Carpenter, Community Development Planner administers the following:

Email Mr. Carpenter

Jackson Kaspari, Resilience Coordinator/Assistant City Planner

  • Staff support for Energy Commission
  • Staff support for Conservation Commission
  • Staff support for Open Lands Committee
  • Coordinates Land Preservation and Conservation program
  • Coordinates Citywide Resilience Plan

Email Mr. Kaspari

Natasha Kypfer, Assistant City Planner/Zoning Administrator

  • Zoning Administrator and Enforcement
  • Staff support for Zoning Board of Adjustment, Arts Commission and Heritage Commission 
  • Technical Review Committee
  • Geographic Information Services
  • Extraction Industries administration (Gravel)
  • Zoning amendment preparation

Email Ms. Kypfer

Erin Bassegio, Outreach Coordinator/Assistant City Planner

  • Community Outreach for the Department of Planning and Community Development and the Office of Business Development
  • Community Trail support and administration
  • Master Plan updates

Email Ms. Bassegio

Jean Glidden, Office Manager for the Planning Department

  • Administrative support for Planners
  • Office Management and Coordination
  • Fields Planning and Zoning questions from public in person and on the phone

Email Ms. Glidden


Nancy Usbelger, Clerk for the Planning Department

  • Administrative support
  • Clerk for Planning Board and Zoning Board
  • Fields Planning and Zoning questions from public in person and on the phone

Email Ms. Usbelger