Amherst, Williamsville Plan to Share Economic Development Employee

 Brian J. Kulpa, center, runs his first Town Board meeting as Amherst supervisor, Jan. 2, 2018. (Stephen T. Watson/Buffalo News)
Brian J. Kulpa, center, runs his first Town Board meeting as Amherst supervisor, Jan. 2, 2018.

Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa plans to hire Maggie Hamilton Winship — who served as Williamsville’s director of community development when Kulpa was the village’s mayor — for a new town job as director of strategic planning.

“It’s really a position I’m sort of surprised the town didn’t have before,” Kulpa said.

The town would pay Winship about $75,000 per year, with the village paying about $15,000 of her salary and receiving her services for one day a week.

Winship’s hiring would not add to the town’s payroll because she would fill the opening from the expected retirement of Amherst’s longtime planning director, Eric Gillert, said Kulpa.
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