The Town Planner is responsible for delivering technical assistance to municipal officials, including the Town Council, the Town Manager, the Planning Board, the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Comprehensive Plan Committee, on an array of land use, development, environmental and infrastructure topics. Duties include:

  • Working with local committees in researching, drafting, reviewing and revising local plans, regulations, ordinances and related materials.
  • Providing technical planning, staff support and related assistance to municipal officials, including the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. 
  • Assisting in the implementation, interpretation and administration of plans and ordinances.
  • Completing application reviews for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Planner develops and manages funding proposals and prepares grant applications for development initiatives and for delivery of service programs, and assists the Town Manager and other Town officials with economic development.

Contact Dawn Emerson, Town Planner, at demerson@winthropmaine.org, for any planning-related questions or needs.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Dawn Emerson (207) 377-7200 x 6014
Deborah Nichols 207-377-7200 x 6013