BROOKLINE – Town Administrator Mel Kleckner and Planning & Community Development Director Kara Brewton are pleased to announce that Meredith L. Mooney has been selected to serve as the Town of Brookline’s new Economic Development Director.
Mooney began in her new role on April 18. As Economic Development Director, Mooney is responsible for improving the functional and aesthetic qualities of public space in Brookline’s commercial areas, promoting commercial development that enhances tax growth and offsets the fiscal burden on residents, and supporting the growth and prosperity of Brookline’s business community.
In her new role, Mooney plans to pursue innovative initiatives, including the implementation of several COVID economic recovery programs, pursuing grant funding opportunities to advance priority projects for the Planning & Community Development Division, the development and implementation recommendations to streamline the Town’s business licensing and permitting processes, expedite the creation of new zoning uses and more.
She has served the town for the past four years as the Economic Development & Long Term Planner.
“Congratulations to Meredith on her new role,” Brewton said. “Meredith has proven to be an asset to the community and a dedicated public servant over the last four years. I am confident that those qualities, along with her entrepreneurial spirit, will make her successful in defining the next chapter of Economic Development and Long-Term Planning for the Town.”
Prior to joining the town, Mooney worked as the Director of Government Policy at Boston University, where she earned a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in public and nonprofit management. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University.