New Milford Economic Development Director Karen Pollard is leaving for a position with Waterstone Properties Group in Massachusetts as Director of Development. Mayor Pete Bass says Pollard will be assuming that role at the end of this month and will continue as the town's Economic Development Director until then. With New Milford's new commercial construction growth of about 32-million from April 2009 when Pollard arrived, the town has been positioning itself for continued future growth. Bass praised her efforts during the pandemic to help New Milford provide PPE and sneezeguards to the small business community as well as small business grants and loans. She was also assisting the Riverfront Revitalization and Long Term Recovery Committee and Sustainable CT teams.