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David Ziomek gets new title in Amherst

— David Ziomek, who has served as the town’s director of Conservation and Development and regularly filled in for the town manager when he is on vacation, has been promoted.

Town Manager John Musante announced Ziomek will be the assistant town manager/director of conservation and development effective Jan. 1, with his salary increasing from $89,126 to $97,904.

“He’s really talented and earned it,” Musante said. “I want to recognize him for the many skills he brings to the town.”

Musante said the promotion reflects the growing workload Ziomek is handling, including overseeing the merger of inspections, conservation and planning, the sustainability and community development functions, and being a point person for initiatives focused on improving quality of life for residents.

“I’ve come to increasingly rely on him for special projects, the most prominent being the Safe and Health Neighborhoods working group,” Musante said.

Ziomek has worked for Amherst since 2004, first as conservation director and then as director of conservation and development.

“Dave Ziomek has been and will continue to be a key member of our town of Amherst leadership team,” Musante said.

Ziomek said in a statement that he is honored to serve in the new capacity.

“My commitment to our community has always been strong and I look forward to working together to make Amherst an even better place to live. I am sincerely grateful to John for this opportunity,” he said.

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Congratulations, David. Had the pleasure of working with him years ago in Franklin County. He's bright, hard working, collaborative, positive, and effective. Amherst if fortunate to have hime.

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