Monday, November 02, 2015

Candidate Bio: Molly Salafia (R) for Planning & Zoning

Molly Salafia (R) Planning & Zoning
Candidate Molly Salafia , Assoc. AIA, LEED GA (R) for Planning & Zoning
I am an architectural designer at a firm encompassing the professions of
architecture,engineering & planning.  My background includes work on projects with HUD /CHFA supportive and affordable housing, public schools, healthcare,  historic preservation, mixed use development, adaptive reuse, master planning, and commercial development of all sizes & varieties. I am looking forward to  completion of my professional exams to be a fully licensed architect.
I was born & raised in Middletown. I spent my summers in high school working at City Hall. I am proud to be a local homeowner living near our unique downtown. I am an active volunteer in Middletown working with Middletown Kiwanis & I support Catales as one of my favorite causes.
I am seeking election to my second term in the 2015. During my first term I was also selected by my colleagues because of my bipartisanship & leadership skills as vice chair of the commission, and served in the capacity as chair during the chairman's medical leave of absence.
If elected, I hope advocate for smart planning & work to encourage the development of a masterplan by professionals to develop the riverfront.
I will also first & foremost, work to make building in Middletown a streamlined & fair process that is attractive to developers in order to grow Middletown' s tax base.
Education
Roger Williams University, RI. Master of Architecture + BS Architecture, Dual Minor in Visual Arts and Art History
Member of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at RWU 2005-2006,  Chapter President of AIAS 2005-2006
Represented AIAS during the 2006 National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) accreditation of Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Certifications, Honors and Awards
Alpha Rho Chi Medal Recipient
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate (GA) certified,
Service
P&Z Vice Chair
Member of the Design Review & Historic Design Review Board of the City of Middletown
Member Kiwanis of Middletown
RiverCOG Commission Alternate Member for Middletown 

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