Community & Economic Development

The Office of Community and Economic Development works to foster economic vitality, to preserve and enhance neighborhoods, quality of life and the environment, and to promote equity and opportunity for all residents of Amesbury. 

Our Department is committed to balancing development with the environmental, social and economic goals of the City. Combined, our staff represents over 60 years of experience. Our dedicated team is currently assisting with development, review, and implementation of the projects listed on the Conservation Commission and Planning Board pages. To accomplish our goals, our staff works with stakeholders throughout the community including the City Council, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historical Commission, committees and tasks forces, residents, and businesses. We are proud of our ability to manage the demands of a constant development stream and while creating opportunities through innovative local, state and national programs.

The OCED staff manages the permitting processes for the Planning Board, Conservation Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. We also staff multiple committees to assist in project management and implementation. 

Please reach out to us if you have any questions. Our office can be reached at: 978-388-8110.    

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Nipun Jain Director of Planning (978) 388-8110 x312
Joan Baptiste Executive Secretary (978) 388-8110 x311
John Lopez Conservation Agent (978) 388-8110 x317
Kaila Sauer Permit Coordinator 978-388-8110 x310
Angela Cleveland Director of Community & Economic Development 978-388-8110
Shauna Becotte Community Development and Housing Manager 978-388-8118, x318