Judi Barrett, economic development director, brings 30 years of planning and community development experience to the Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation. She has worked both in public- and private-sector roles: first in state and local government, and thereafter as a consultant with two for-profit community and economic development firms. After 22 years of consulting to cities and towns in New England and beyond, she decided to pursue her professional interests as the director of a non-profit organization.
Judi has has prepared municipal comprehensive plans, town center and neighborhood development plans, zoning ordinances and bylaws, and housing plans. She is highly respected for her work in socioeconomic and fiscal impact analysis.
Judi previously served as Director of Municipal Services for RKG Associates, Inc., of Boston, Alexandria, VA, and Atlanta, GA; Planning Director at Community Opportunities Group, Inc., in Boston; CDBG Program Director at the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD); and Community Development Director for the Town of Plymouth, MA. She holds an A.B. from Harvard and has completed graduate courses in planning, community development, and immigration studies at Tufts, Harvard, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
A frequent panelist at state, regional, and national conferences, Judi also serves as a guest lecturer for graduate and undergraduate planning courses, a trainer for the Massachusetts Citizen Planner Training Collaborative (CPTC), and an AICP exam prep course instructor. She is on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter, American Planning Association, where she also chairs the Housing and Community Development Committee, and she also serves on the Housing and Economic Development Product Council of the Urban Land Institute, New England.