Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sustainable Lebanon 2030!

Sustainable Lebanon 2015

Please join me as I discuss the 2015 budget and the steps being taken to create a Sustainable Lebanon by 2030.  

Lebanon and West Lebanon are full of culture and heritage enjoyed by long time residents, new residents and the many daily visitors.  The ultimate goal is to create a vibrant place with a “Shared Economy and a Shared Sense of Place.”

The proposed budget is available for viewing on the Finance Budget page.

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend all budget meeting and sessions. 

If you have any questions, comments, etc., please feel free to contact the City Manager's Office by calling 603-448-4220 or by sending an email to

Friday, November 7, 2014

Planning & Zoning Director David R. Brooks

I have appointed David R. Brooks to the position of Planning & Zoning Director for the City of Lebanon, effective November 23, 2014.

David has been a member of the City of Lebanon Planning Staff since June 2005. 
In his nine-plus year tenure, he has worked closely with the Planning Board; guiding them through the process of development review, and drafting revised regulations that ensure consistency of application and conformance with State law.

David has served as staff representative to the Heritage Commission and the Pedestrian and Bicyclists Advisory Committee. He has built relationships through his involvement in projects in both the public and private sectors, and has been heavily involved in obtaining grants through the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. Most recently David accepted the appointment of Interim Zoning Administrator, filling the seat of long-time, now retired, Zoning Administrator Carmela Hennessy. In this role, he assumed administration of the Zoning Board, issuing the City’s Zoning Permits and working hand in-hand with our Building Officials.

David graduated in 1999 from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. He has served on the Executive Committees of both the New Hampshire Planning Association and the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association.

I am pleased to have David Brooks join the City leadership team as Planning and Zoning Director and continue his professional commitment and passion to plan and build a sustainable Lebanon community for its residents and stakeholders. I am looking forward to working with David as we move Lebanon toward a sustainable future. Welcome aboard David!