Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nick Alfieri will be missed

I was fortunate to have met and talked with Nick Alfieri at a number of meetings over the years. He was always helpful and took time to explain the details and the impact of the issue at hand. My tour of the Del Carte property with Nick and Jeff Livingstone is all the more memorable due to the insights he shared along the way.
Alfieri, who lived in Franklin for 17 years, holding multiple positions in town government, including town planner and geographic information system administrator, died in his sleep of a heart attack Sunday. He was 53. 
“Nick played a very large role in turning around and fixing the relationship between the town and the Conservation Commission,” said Commissioner Jeff Livingstone. “He really did change the entire town’s perception of obtaining the right permits as a hassle-filled process to one that was more of partnership driven.” 
And Livingstone said yesterday he expects Alfieri’s passing to affect the commission for a long time. 
“Franklin has become a poster child for how to do things and a highly rated town in terms of its ability to promote conversation initiatives,” he said. “We have relied extremely heavily on Nick’s perception, his feedback and his knowledge of the town.”

Read more:

As part of the outreach by the Conservation Commission, Nick submitted this article in January

The obituary can be found here:
(services will be private and burial will be in PA).

The Adult Congenital Heart Association website can be found

Related post on the the Del Carte property visit

1 comment:

  1. Steve,

    Thanks for your post on Nick. I have known and appreciated Nick's work for years, but came to know him better through our collaboration on the Master Plan. As you noted in your post, he was always helpful and detailed in his responses to inquiries. He was a hard-working member of the Master Plan team and his insights will have a lasting impact on our community. Indeed, he will be missed.

    Jeff Roy