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James Charles O'Connell

James Charles O'Connell, American regional planner. Certified planner American Institute Certified Planners. Member American Planning Association.

Background

  • O'Connell, James Charles was born on March 2, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John James and Helen Louise (Ryan) O'C.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Bates College, 1973. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1980.

    Career

    • Associate director Springfield (Massachusetts) Central Inc., 1977-1981. Executive director Hampden County Energy Office, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1981-1984. Deputy commissioner Springfield Community Department, 1984-1987.

      Deputy executive director Springfield Redevelopment Authority, 1987-1989. Economic development officer Cape Cod Commission, Barnstable, Massachusetts, 1990-2001. Community planner Boston Support Office National Park Service, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Certified planner American Institute Certified Planners.

    Works

    • Author: Inside Guide to Springfield and Pioneer Valley, 1986, Shaping an Urban Image, 1990, Becoming Cape Cod, 2002. Editor: The Pioneer Valley Reader, 1995.

    Membership

    Member American Planning Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing travel articles, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Marie O'Connell, September 11, 1982. Children: Christopher, Charles.
    • father: John James O'C.
    • mother: Helen Louise (Ryan) O'C.
    • spouse: Anne Marie O'Connell
    • children: Christopher O'Connell
    • Charles O'Connell
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    Born March 2, 1951
    (age 66)
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    • 1973
      Bates College
    • 1974
      University Chicago
    • 1980
      University Chicago
    • 1977 - 1981
      Associate, director Springfield (Massachusetts) Central Incorporated
    • 1981 - 1984
      executive, director Hampden County Energy Office
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1984 - 1987
      deputy commissioner Springfield Community Department
    • 1987 - 1989
      deputy executive, director Springfield Redevel. Authority
    • 1990 - 2001
      economic, development officer Cape Cod Commission
      Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
    • 2001
      community planner Boston Support Office National Park Service
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