Biography - Director of Development Eileen Buckheit

Eileen Buckheit

Eileen Buckheit was appointed as the Director of Development for the Town of East Hartford in March of 2013. In her capacity as Director, she oversees the departments of Development, Planning, Grants and staffs the Economic Development Commission, Redevelopment Agency, Planning and Zoning, and Historic Commissions.

Prior to working for the Town of East Hartford, Eileen was the Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of West Haven for five years, and has held positions at the Regional Growth Partnership in New Haven, and the City of Bridgeport. Eileen has two decades of experience in the Economic Development field.

Eileen has served on her home town Board of Education and as the president of the Durham Women’s Club. She is also a member of the Connecticut Economic Development Association. Ms. Buckheit has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut.