Sean Glennon has been named Quincy's next director of community development, after working eight years in Planning and Community Development Department.
According to a release, Glennon is taking over for Nancy Callanan, who has worked for 16 years as director.
As Director of Community Development, Glennon will be responsible for overseeing the $6 million annual block grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“Sean comes from a very civic-minded family with deep roots in Quincy,” said Mayor Thomas Koch in a release. “His background in community service and experience in federal grant management is a perfect fit for this position.”
A lifelong Quincy resident and graduate of the Quincy Public Schools, Glennon holds a B.A. in government and an M.S. in political science, both from Suffolk University.
He is a member of the city’s Fair Housing Committee and on the Board on Homelessness. He is also a member of the Quincy Lions Club and sits on the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore and the National Community Development Association.
Through the New England region of the Development Association, Glennon has been responsible for setting policy, providing support to the organization, and coordinating regional meetings.
“I am honored to be serving the city in this capacity,” Glennon said. “Our community development programs provide a better quality of life for all Quincy residents. I feel privileged to be part of that mission.”
Glennon lives in Squantum with his wife, Erin. They have a two-year-old son, Robert.