Board Member

Robert Leslie, AICP, Director of Planning and Economic Development

Robert Leslie is the Director of Economic Development and Planning for the Town of Bethlehem. Mr. Leslie oversees the implementation of the Town’s economic development strategy in coordination with the goals of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

He also guides development project reviews for site plan, subdivision and other land use projects. He serves as staff to the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency, Delaware Avenue Improvement Group, and Open Space Technical Advisory Work Group. Before joining the Town of Bethlehem in 2007, Mr. Leslie worked for five years at a consulting firm as a transportation planner. Mr. Leslie is a nationally-certified professional planner (American Institute of Certified Planners). He received a Master of Regional Planning from SUNY Albany in 2002, and a B.A. in Geography and Urban Planning from Binghamton University in 2000.