STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Mayor David Martin announced the appointment of Robert “Robin” Stein as Interim Director of Economic Development, who began serving on Monday, January 27.
Stein joins Mayor Martin’s administration after more than 30 years of experience as an urban planner and municipal development manager. He served as Land Use Bureau Chief for the City of Stamford from 1993-2011 and Assistant Planning and Zoning Director from 1974-1993. As Bureau Chief, he led the preparation of the City’s 7 year, $240 million Capital Plan for adoption by the Planning Board.
The Mayor appointed Stein as part time Interim Director in order to help facilitate the many ongoing projects in Stamford including the expansion of UConn, development of Parcel 38 (“hole in the ground”), boatyard, new transportation center, Bridgewater, and several others. Stein will also advise the administration on land use issues and work on related special projects.
“Robin brings an accomplished background in land use policy and urban planning and will be a major asset to my administration as we address current and future development projects in the city. He has a deep understanding of Stamford, the Master Plan, and has experience working with our local boards and commissions. I am looking forward to working with Robin in the weeks ahead,” Martin said.
The Mayor reiterated that the search for a permanent, full time Director of Economic Development is still ongoing and that the City is accepting applications for the open position.