Three top staffers set to depart BPDA, adding to dozens of agency openings – The Boston Globe

Three top staffers set to depart BPDA, adding to dozens of agency openingsAnother round of departures are underway at the city’s powerful development agency, as builders worry about understaffing.By Catherine Carlock Globe Staff,Updated July 20, 2022, 5:36 p.m.28Boston City HallLANE TURNER/GLOBE STAFFThree of the most senior remaining staffers at the Boston Planning and Development Agency are departing by summer’s end, the latest in a rolling wave of exits that have many in Boston’s real estate world worried that the agency that oversees big development in Boston has become woefully understaffed.Chief of staff Heather Campisano and director of planning Lauren Shurtleff will leave City Hall at the end of August, while director of communications Bonnie McGilpin will leave at the end of the month. Together, the three women have a combined 45 years of experience in the city’s powerful real-estate agency.“I want to express my sincere thanks for their tireless work in continuing to make the city of Boston a thriving city and their commitment to this agency over their careers here,” wrote Arthur Jemison, BPDA director and city planning chief, in an e-mail to agency staff late Wednesday. “They have served in critical positions and have made a major difference for Boston, and we appreciate all of their hard work.”

Three top staffers set to depart BPDA, adding to dozens of agency openings – The Boston Globe