Westmass hires Sean O’Donnell as its new Community Development & Planning Coordinator


Westmass is excited to announce Sean O’Donnell as our new Community Development & Planning Coordinator. In this new role, Sean will connect communities throughout Western Massachusetts with the expertise of Westmass staff to advance economic development projects both small and large.

Sean is a land use planner with more than 7 years of experience in local and regional planning, with a concentrated focus in the areas of economic development, mill redevelopment and adaptive reuse. In his previous role at Westmass, Sean was sometimes known as the “Mayor of Millville” and was responsible for overseeing tenant relations with the nearly 30 businesses at the Ludlow Mills historic complex, coordinating maintenance and tenant improvement projects, as well as assisting in managing all redevelopment activities and projects at the site.

Sean has also worked as Planner at both the Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) in Keene, NH and the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) in Leominster, MA. In these roles, Sean led a wide range of planning projects and initiatives including the preparation of community planning documents including strategic plans, master plans, housing production plans, and urban renewal plans. He is also experienced in grant writing and administration; collecting, analyzing and graphically representing local and regional data; providing local technical assistance to municipalities to help meet their planning and economic development goals; and community engagement.

To connect with Sean and learn more about Westmass’ development services, send him an email at s.odonnell@westmassdevelopment.com.