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RPC's David Walker Promoted to Assistant Director


The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is pleased to announce the promotion David Walker of Exeter NH to be Assistant Director beginning September 10. The RPC is one of nine regional planning commissions in the State and provides regional land use, transportation and community planning services to 27 southeastern New Hampshire municipalities.

Mr. Walker will provide support for overall management of the agency and will work with the Commission’s highly experienced staff, and community representatives on transportation and land use planning initiatives. For the last 18 years Mr. Walker has served as the Commission’s lead Transportation Planner and Transportation Program Manager. Prior to joining the Commission Walker worked as a Transportation Planner in Mariposa County, California for three years.

Tim Roache, Executive Director of the Rockingham Planning Commission, said “the Commission is truly fortunate to have Dave Walker on staff. His institutional knowledge and deep technical knowledge of transportation and regional planning work is critical as we navigate challenges the region faces today.”

As a long tenured employee with the Commission, Mr. Walker is already familiar with the Rockingham Planning Commission, as well as the challenges facing the Commission’s member communities. “I am excited to expand my role within the commission as we collaborate with our local, regional, state, and federal planning partners to address community development issues and initiatives.”, Walker commented.

David received a Bachelors. of Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii. He joined the Rockingham Planning Commission in 2000 and was promoted to the Transportation Program Manager in 2010. Dave primarily works on the development and management of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), agency transportation planning documents such as the Long-Range Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), strategic documents such as the Congestion Management Process (CMP) and corridor studies, and technical assistance to communities in the region. Dave lives in Exeter with his wife and three children.