Chazen Expands Grant Writing & Administration Services

Robert E Murray JrThe Chazen Companies are pleased to announce the expansion of their grant writing & administration services with the addition of Robert E. Murray, Jr., AICP.  

Mr. Murray has over 40 years of experience writing and administering state and federal funding programs for local municipalities. He has been successful in securing over 30 million dollars for infrastructure, economic and community development activities for client communities and in his new role with Chazen will assist communities with access to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.   

Mr. Murray is founder and principal of Shelter Planning & Development, Inc. (Shelter) and is merging their operation with The Chazen Companies. Shelter’s clients will enjoy expanded access to Chazen’s grant writing team and broad offering of consulting services. 

“Bob has a proven track record of successfully securing funds for municipalities,” said Christopher Round, Senior Principal, VP of Planning Services, The Chazen Companies. “Bob and I have collaborated over the last 20 years and we are excited about his expanded role in assisting clients with access to state and federal funds for infrastructure.” 

Mr. Murray received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and his Masters in Public Administration from Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners.