Kaitlin Mitchell was hired shortly before the new year to become the coordinator for the Development Review Board and the assistant zoning officer for Shelburne. She accepted the position because she wanted to move to Vermont and considers Shelburne to be a case study of historic preservation, she said.
She attended College of Charleston in South Carolina to study history, and later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography at the State University of New York in New Paltz, New York.
Mitchell was previously employed as a staff planner for the LRC Group in Poughkeepsie, after serving as a planning intern for the town of Poughkeepsie, where she developed a land use map, researched and drafted a new section of the town zoning code, and aided in the review of area variance and site plan applications.
Mitchell took the summer off to spend six weeks backpacking in Europe and for a road trip to California before seeking this position. Because she wanted to be part of Shelburne, Mitchell found an apartment in an historic farmhouse on Webster Road. Her two cats, Zola and Beatrice, made the move to Vermont with her. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, biking and reading.