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Town hires new planning director

Peter Throop, a former city planner in Keene, was hired this week as director of planning and community development for the town of Peterborough. Throop will succeed Carol Ogilvie, who is retiring after 10 years in the position.

Throop, 55, has been working for the Monadnock Conservancy, where he served for five years as project director for the Monadnock Community Conservation Partnership, a community capacity-building initiative supporting the conservation planning and training needs of Monadnock region towns. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Throop was a city planner for the city of Keene for nine years.

While working for Keene, Throop also served in an associate core faculty position at Antioch New England Graduate School in the resource management and conservation master’s degree program. At Antioch, he taught graduate courses in community planning, land use planning, land conservation, organizational sustainability and field-based land use and ecology.

On Monday, Throop said he expects to start full time in Peterborough on July 15.

“It’s a great town, with a lot of great things going on there,” he said. “It seems like an incredible opportunity.”

Throop holds master’s degrees in environmental conservation and business administration. He lives in Keene.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or danderson@ledgertranscript.com. He’s on Twitter at @DaveAndersonMLT.

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