HAMDEN – Mayor Curt Balzano Leng is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Austin, Hamden’s Town Engineer, has been appointed to the position of Acting Town Planner. Mr. Austin will fulfill the duties of Acting Town Planner alongside, and in tandem with, the responsibilities of Town Engineer. Mr. Austin was appointed as Hamden’s Town Engineer in 2016, and brought with him decades of experience in the field of civil and environmental engineering, public works administration, and a track record of successful management of complex projects. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, a Masters of Public Administration for Norwich University, and is a Certified Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut.
Mayor Leng commented, “Mark has been truly transformative for Hamden’s Engineering Department since joining the team in 2016, and his leadership, management and organizational talents will serve as a major benefit to Hamden’s Planning and Zoning operations. Mark will guide both the Engineering and Planning and Zoning Departments with a steady, watchful and precise hand, and will ensure our residents are informed and served with a consistent focus on providing quality customer service. I look forward to working with Mark in his expanded capacity, and with the Hamden Legislative Council in working to consolidate Hamden’s service departments into a more fluid, accessible and efficient model through the upcoming budget process.”