A Hauppauge nonprofit executive was appointed to serve on Suffolk County's Planning Commission on Monday.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announced the appointment of Diana Weir, executive vice president of Long Island Housing Partnership, to a two-year term on the Planning commission.
"Diana Weir's strong record of public service as both an elected official and as a private sector and not-for-profit leader will be of immeasurable help as the County Planning Commission works with me to chart a vision for Suffolk's future," Levy said in a press statement. "Ms. Weir's extensive experience will be a valuable asset to the Commission's efforts to revise the Suffolk County Comprehensive Plan and develop workforce housing opportunities throughout Suffolk."
Suffolk County Planning Commission's goal is to work on identifying and promoting county-wide land use values and planning priorities through Suffolk County's Comprehensive Plan.
In addition to her position for the Hauppauge-based LIHP, Weir also serves as a Long Island Power Authority trust and a member of Stony Brook Council. She has previously been on East Hampton Town Board and Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Michael Forbes.
She will represent the Town of East Hampton on the planning commission, as she lives in Wainscott.
Alongside Weir, Smithtown resident John Finn was appointed to the Commission by Levy to a two-year term representing the Town of Smithtown. Finn is the director of Leasing and Acquisitions at Damianos Realty Group LLC.
"John Finn's commercial real estate background will provide tremendous assistance and practical experience as the County Planning Commission works with me to streamline the approvals process in order to spur job creation and development in appropriate places," Levy said in a press statement.