Planning Commission seeks new director

ELLSWORTHHancock County Planning Commission Executive Director Jarod Farn-Guillette has resigned to take a new job and the commission’s executive board has launched a search for his replacement.

HCPC is a nonprofit voluntary association of local governments formed to help communities and the Hancock County region by providing community planning and development services. Information about the position is posted at

Farn-Guillette has directed HCPC operations for 18 months, “returning HCPC to financial health and stability,” according to the announcement. “The Board of Directors deeply regrets his departure, but congratulates him on his new position as a MaineDOT transportation planner serving Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Picataquis and Washington counties, and Maine’s Indigenous communities.”

The new director will work on comprehensive plans, transportation, community development and environmental plans.

HCPC will continue to serve towns as the search for a new director is underway. Two veteran planners, Jenifer Boothroyd and Tex Hauser, will continue working on current contracts. The board includes several seasoned planners and program administrators that will manage administration and community outreach in the interim.

For more information, contact Jim Fisher, HCPC Executive Board chairman, at [email protected] or 812-6315.

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