Roache to lead Nashua Regional Planning Commission

MERRIMACK – The Nashua Regional Planning Commission announced the appointment of Timothy M. Roache as its new executive director.

“The NRPC is fortunate to have someone of Tim’s talent, vision and professionalism take over the helm as executive director,” said Karin Elmer, chairwoman of the commission.

“Tim has earned the respect and confidence of the commissioners and staff during his eight years at the commission.”

Roache has an impressive depth of technical experience, ranging from transportation expertise to environmental consulting, project management and planning.

“Tim Roache has extensive experience not only in transportation planning, but also with land use and environmental planning services,” Elmer said. “Tim’s been the commission’s lead on the Exit 36S planning study and discussions, as well as integrally involved in the New Hampshire Capitol Corridor project, looking at rail and transit alternatives, and the Granite State Future project.”

Over the last five years, Roache has served as the assistant director of the commission and as the Metropolitan Planning Organization coordinator. Prior to that, he served as the commission’s principal transportation planner.

The commission’s member communities include Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham and Wilton.

Established in 1959, the commission was the first regional planning commission in New Hampshire, and is authorized by state statute to develop a regional master plan and to lead in the orderly development of the region. In December, after an extensive participation process, the commission issued the current master plan.

The commission also serves as a resource to support and enhance local planning by its member communities.

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