I grew up in Hopedale. After some time away I came back home to raise a third generation Hopedale family and am proud to have two kids in the school system. I have served on the Park Commission, Memorial Elementary School Council, Urban Renewal Committee, and the Recreational Field ad hoc Committee. I am thrilled to help guide the town toward a bright future.
Serves on the Hopedale Historical Commission.
Bachelor's in Education at Boston University. Resident of Hopedale for thirty years. Director of the Hopedale Council on Aging.
I was inspired to join the MPC to bridge the gap of my father’s generation and my daughter’s generation. We have a town so rich in history, yet unknown to most. Some have only heard the folklore of swimming in Hopedale pond and an infamous Ski Tow. My hope is to connect with the community and contribution to its future, while experiencing the past.
Growing up in Hopedale & returning to raise my son has me driven to see the Town at its best! Joining the MPS with hopes to put my Communications, Design & Construction Specialty background to (even better) use. Excited to find the Future’s vision, without losing our rich history.
First American Realty
Superintendent Hopedale Public Schools
Kaplan Hasanoglu moved to Hopedale in May of 2020 with his wife and son. He teaches philosophy in the Boston area, and is currently a member of Hopedale's Planning Board. Kaplan joined the MPSC in early 2021.
Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
Program Manager, Comprehensive Planning Dominique leads CMRPC's Comprehensive Planning program. She works directly with CMRPC's Master Plan communities to ensure a productive and smooth planning process. She holds a Masters degree in Community Development and Planning and a Bachelors degree in Political Science.
Project Co-Lead Associate Planner Claire Bayler holds a Masters degree in International Development from Clark University. She joined CMRPC in 2017 to work on the Holden Master Plan and is now a member of CMRPC's core Master Plan team working on projects in Boylston, Rutland, and Mendon.
Deputy Director - Regional Collaboration and Community Planning Trish Settles has more than 20 years of experience working with community development organizations in Southern Worcester County, Marlborough and Boston, including 12 years at CMRPC.
Housing Principal Planner Ron Barron holds a Masters degree in Community Development and Planning from Clark University. Ron has been providing zoning, land use, housing and economic development planning services to CMRPC partner communities since 2017.
Mapping & GIS Project Manager Mr. Franz provides GIS management, services and support to CMRPC staff, member communities and outside agencies. Matt has been working in state and municipal GIS since 2000. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Cartography.
Community Outreach Associate Planner Emily is a graduate of Clark University with a Master’s Degree in Community Development and Planning. Since joining CMRPC in 2017, her primary focus has been on housing and economic development.
Planning Intern Jiaqi is a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Regional Planning Master's program. At CMRPC, she works on community outreach, various policy review and research projects, and website and poster design.
Planning Intern Julia Moore is a graduate student at Clark University pursuing her Master's degree in Environmental Science & Policy. She's held previous interships with the Worcester Division of Public Health, as well as the Department of Environmental Protection in Brooklyn, New York.
Planning Intern Catie is a graduate student in Clark University's Community Development and Planning program. Prior to Clark she worked for an environmental advocacy non-profit in Asheville, NC. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies from Davidson College.
Barrett Planning Group
Project Manager Planning Director & Owner Judi Barrett is the founding principal and managing director of Barrett Planning Group LLC. She brings 33 years of planning and community development experience as a consultant and with state and local governments.
Economic Development Community Planner, AICP Fiona specializes in community development technical assistance, comprehensive planning, development impact analysis, and citizen engagement and outreach. She has completed projects for Barrett Planning Group across MA and NH.
Land Use Community Planner Tyler Maren holds a Master’s degree in Community Development and Planning from Clark University. Since joining Barrett Planning Group he has worked on various zoning, housing, and land use projects.