Reflecting on Decades of Service

September 14, 2023
• After decades of service, Jon Schneider bids farewell to the Needham Zoning Board of Appeals, leaving behind him a lasting legacy.

When the Zoning Board gathers for its September meeting, things will look and feel a little bit different. That is because longtime chair Jon Schneider will no longer be running the show. He retired from the board in August after a tenure of almost 30 years. While the ZBA may be among the more…understated of the town boards, its agendas often stoke a great deal of passion from Needham residents, businesses, and developers. We spoke with Jon about his time on the Zoning Board and why volunteering to serve on it has meant so much to him.

This story ran as part of the Needham Channel News, a weekly newscast airing on The Needham Channel every Thursday at 7:30pm. The Needham Channel News can be found on the Community Channel: Comcast 9, Astound 15 and Verizon 29. Most Thursdays it also can be viewed on our HD Channel on Verizon 2129, Astound 613 and streaming on this site.
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