Director - Economic Development
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Ms. Burdelski is an economic development, public policy and planning professional who has worked for over 20 years in the private, non-profit and government sectors. As Director of Economic Development for the City of Meriden, Ms. Burdelski is the City’s point person for economic development. Primary responsibilities include fostering economic development in Meriden in order to sustain and grow the tax base and assisting the City implement critical infrastructure improvements that are necessary to support and sustain economic growth. Ms. Burdelski also oversees the implementation of the City's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) program. Under her direction, the City of Meriden completed a TOD plan for the downtown which has resulted in the construction of several major mixed use developments in proximity to a new commuter rail station, the acquisition, remediation and redevelopment of 30 acres of brownfields, the construction of a new town green, and the development of 300 new housing units and 16,000 sf of commercial space. Prior to her current role, Ms. Burdelski served as the City’s Grants Administrator from 2007-2011 and as the TOD Pilot Project Manager from 2011-2012. Before joining the City of Meriden, Ms. Burdelski ran her own consulting firm, advising government, private and non-profit clients to plan, implement and market sustainable transportation and alternative energy infrastructure projects. Ms. Burdelski holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from Miami University and a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) from the University of Michigan. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and the Meriden Economic Development Corporation.
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