Title: Special Assistant to the Mayor
Company: Stamford Government Center
Location: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Robert Stein, Jr., MCP, Special Assistant to the Mayor at the Stamford Government Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in urban planning.
The highlight of Mr. Stein’s career was when he was a liberal arts history major at the University of Michigan and was beginning to take up what he wanted to do as a career. He was fascinated by environmental planning and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Since he was raised close to New York City, he and his parents were very involved in community work and wanted to be able to help. Mr. Stein saw urban planning as a way to do that. Mr. Stein earned a BA in history from the University of Michigan in 1964. Continuing with his education, he earned an MCP from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966.
Mr. Stein attributes his success to his ability to work with people, as well as his ability to listen and use his education and job experience to move projects and programs forward. He began his professional career as a land-use bureau chief for the city of Stamford in 1993 and remained in that position until 2011. In 2011, Mr. Stein became the chairman of the Connecticut Sting Council and continues to hold that position to this day. Since 2014, he has also worked as a special assistant to the mayor for the city of Stamford. Civically, Mr. Stein was a board member for the Norwalk Nagarote Sister City Project in 2013 and for the Mill River Park Collaborative in 2002. From 1966 to 1968, he was a volunteer for the Peace Corps in Chile. Mr. Stein is also a member of the American Planning Association.
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