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FRAMINGHAM, – Mayor Charlie Sisitsky is appointing Natick resident Sarkis M. Sarkisian as the city’s
new Director of Planning & Community Development, the City announced in a press release this morning, April 22.

Sarkisian will be coming to the City of Framingham after serving for 13 years as Town Planner for the
Town of Wayland and 17 years as Community Development Director for the Town of Natick.

During his career, he has successfully managed major projects in adjacent communities, including the
$160-million Wayland Town Center, Mass Central Rail Trail, and the Natick Downtown Revitalization
Project on East Central Street, which included new buildings for Departments of Police/Fire, Morse
Institute Library, and Town Hall, said the City’s press release.

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In executing these and other projects, he worked closely with municipal boards and commissions, other
civic and business leaders, and regional and state economic development professionals.

“I have fostered the ability to cultivate great working relationships, which will allow me to begin working
very quickly to accomplish Framingham’s goals and objectives,” said Sarkisian in the press release.

“His management style and problem-solving ability will be terrific attributes as we restructure our
Planning & Community Development Division to create and implement an economic development vision
for our City,” said Mayor Sisitsky. “I very much look forward to working with him to move Framingham
forward for the betterment of our businesses and residents.”

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In accordance with the Framingham City Charter, Sarkisian’s appointment must be ratified by the City

At the Council’s meeting on April 26 at 7 p.m.meeting, Councilors will vote on a recommendation
from the Appointments Subcommittee. The subcommittee will discuss the matter at a public meeting taking place one hour earlier.

If his appointment is ratified, Mr. Sarkisian will begin work for the City of Framingham on May 2. He will
report to the City’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Tusino.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.