Planned and built the first phase of the Assabet River
Rail Trail and Cellucci Skate and Splash Park in Hudson, MA.
Project managed the Site Assessment and Remediation of a brownfield site.
Serves on MassDOT’s GreenDOT Advisory Committee and the Healthy Transportation Compact Advisory Committee
Former ADA Coordinator for the Town of Hudson, MA.
Michelle Ciccolo has two decades of experience working in municipal management serving at high levels of responsibility with a primary focus on Community Development functions. Overseeing countless complex and capital intensive construction endeavors, Michelle has specialized in implementing major projects involving intricate financing through grants and bond issues, multiple state agency stakeholders, numerous technical agents, rigorous permitting requirements, and sophisticated strategic analysis. Through these project endeavors, she has conducted sensitive real estate negotiations, marketed projects to a wide audience developing the public consensus necessary to move forward, and overseen multi-million dollar contracts for project implementation. She draws on her skills in diplomacy to providing clear and logical instructions to project partners keeping deadlines and timelines on track, while also exercising decisive decision making to prevent confusion or project delays. She is highly organized, well-spoken and articulate, and versatile in her project management style which allows her to be approachable and effective in numerous different work environments.
For 14 years, Michelle served as the Assistant Town Administrator for the Town of Hudson and for six years, continued on in a part-time capacity in Hudson as the Town’s Community Development Director, before coming to the Ciccolo Group full-time. She is also currently an elected member of the Lexington Board of Selectmen and was previously a Planning Board Member in Lexington. Michelle serves on the GreenDOT Advisory Committee of MassDOT and the Healthy Transportation Compact Advisory Committee. Both of these committees have a focus on green and healthy transportation alternatives.
Some of Michelle’s signature capital projects include:
Michelle has also written Master Plans for communities, and developed statewide legislation in the area of Complete Streets. Michelle’s work included overseeing the Affordable Housing strategies in Hudson. Through the Ciccolo Group, Michelle has also assisted numerous communities in interim management, personnel recruitment, and strategic project implementation. For private sector clients, she has provided guidance on economic development financing, written Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreements, and advised on permitting procedures.
Michelle’s extensive and diverse background, and numerous state and regional committees have provided her with knowledge of intricate state regulations, programs, and procedures. In addition, it has provided her with strategic relationships with key individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Michelle is able to draw on these contacts to assist in opening doors, breaking down roadblocks, and expediting projects.