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Wayne County supervisors appoint new economic development, planning director

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Brian Pincelli to fill the position of economic development and planning director.

The position was vacated this past summer after former director Robert McNary retired, said Chuck Dye, director of human services. Supervisors established a selection committee and recommended Pincelli for the position after a rigorous search.

“This has been a lengthy process,” Dye said.

Pincelli has been working as a Principal Planner at the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) working on a broad range of planning and economic development projects for the last several years. Prior to that, he worked for the city of Syracuse in the economic development department as a specialist, as well as at a community development corporation in Rochester.

He comes to Wayne County with over 10 years of experience including, early stage business development, main street revitalization, business recruitment retention and expansion, brownfield redevelopment, grant writing, project finance, zoning code development and modernization, and community revitalization.

Pincelli earned his bachelors degree in urban design and his masters degree in urban planning from the University at Buffalo. He is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council, is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners, is LEED Accredited, and is a member of board of the American Planning Association Upstate NY Chapter.

“I appreciate this opportunity and am looking forward to working in Wayne County,” he said following his appointment.

Pincelli will begin in his new role in Wayne County on Feb. 15 at an annual salary of $96,750 for 2017.

Tammy Whitacre is a reporter for Fingerlakes1.com covering Wayne County and the surrounding areas. You may email Tammy at tammy@fingerlakes1.com.

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