I am pleased to announce that Victor Sinadinoski will be joining the planning team as Milton's next development review Town Planner. Victor will be attending tonight's Development Review Board meeting, and his first day in the office will be Monday, August 28.
Among the many applicants, Victor was a standout for his education and experience -- but especially for his calm, considerate, professional, and down-to-earth approach that came through during the interview process and reference checks.
Victor joins us from Middlebury's Planning and Zoning Department, where he served as the Assistant Zoning Administrator and Development Review Coordinator. He has additional planning experience working for the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, where he focused on land use, housing, transportation, and environmental planning projects. Outside his planning office work, Victor brings a depth of experience around food systems and working lands: teaching, farming, and farmers' market retailing. Victor has also authored several books on Macedonian history and culture; his background teaching, researching, and writing strongly aligns with the work of a professional planner.
As a native of the Buckeye State, I didn't hold it against him that he attended the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology-Zoology. Victor landed in Vermont's South Royalton via the Vermont Law School, from which he also holds his Juris Doctor and Master of Environmental Law and Policy.
I am confident that Victor is ready for the exciting work ahead, and I hope you will join me supporting his success.
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning Director