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Steven Azar is Raising the Bar

Maybe Steven Azar should be the Brownfield Renewal “people” of the year, yet Azar humbly reports that he is simply a part of an incredible team and administration—starting at the top with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone. But that said, Mr. Azar’s multi-functional workflow is in many ways nonpareil. Azar's professional “hats” are numerous. He started in the private sector: after studying environmental engineering at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, he began working for CH2M Hill, Inc. as a project engineer. He focused on the remediation, permitting, design and construction efforts behind the redevelopment of industrial sites into modern, mixed-use commercial communities. This unique perspective made him the perfect prospect for city government. In 2008, Azar joined the City of Somerville, Mass., as part of Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development. His experience as a developer, broker, planner and environmental engineer, helped him to move quickly…Log In to Read Full Article

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