Longtime Greenwich Town Planner Diane Fox is Retiring. Who Will Be Her Successor?

By Leslie Yager
Longtime Town Planner Diane Fox announced her retirement on Thursday, May 1. Almost immediately, speculation began on who would be her successor.

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Longtime Greenwich Town Planner Diane Fox photographed during a recent “Future of Cos Cob” public meeting in the community room at Cos Cob Library. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fox, whose retirement will be effective Tuesday, July 1, 2104, said that the Human Resources Department will post the position online, in newspapers and to professional organizations  such as the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA).

Applications will be collected and Human Resources will review them. Subsequently, an outside panel will be created by Human Resources to interview the candidates who meet the criteria.

According to Fox, after the outside panel ranks the candidates, the Planning and Zoning Commission will interview them, and the final decision will rest with the Commission.

Fox has worked for Greenwich for over 30 years as a planner in the Planning and Zoning Department, 19 of which were as Town Planner/Director of Planning and Zoning.

In an email to colleagues, Fox said her decision to retire was based on many factors. “I have enjoyed my work, my colleagues and the Commissions  over the years ,
but now it is time to move on and enjoy the next stage of my life with my
family and friends,” she said in the email.

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