What is the RC&D Program?
What is the Purpose of an Area Plan?
Mission & Vision
Outreach Strategy
National RC&D Program
Livable Communities
Agricultural Viability
Environmental Review Team
Land Use Leadership Alliance
Contact Us

web this site

Biographical Notes

Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program

On this page:

Marjorie Shansky William Logue, JD


MARJORIE SHANSKY is a solo practitioner in New Haven where she practices in the areas of land use and real estate law. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Northwestern University, and a Master of Music degree from Yale University, after which she studied in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar. Ms. Shansky has been a member of the New Haven Symphony since 1972. In 1985, she received her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Connecticut. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Shansky served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New Haven, representing the Board of Zoning Appeals, City Plan Commission, and Development Administrator. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Planning and Zoning Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, the New Haven County Bar Association, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association, and the Community Associations Institute, including its Connecticut Lawyers’ Council. Ms. Shansky has been a member of the Connecticut State Codes and Standards Committee in the Department of Public Safety since 1990 serving as its Chair from 2001-2004. She was recently appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety to serve on Connecticut’s first Fire Prevention Code Advisory Committee. Ms. Shansky is a frequent speaker on substantive and procedural land use issues, with presentations for the National Business Institute, the Connecticut Association of Paralegals - New Haven Chapter, the Community Associations Institute – Connecticut Chapter, the Land Use Education Partnership in several regions of the state, and the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys.

back to top


William Logue, JD is a West Hartford, CT based independent mediator, facilitator, consensus builder, trainer and consultant to individuals, groups, associations, corporations, law firms, foundations and public organizations. Mr. Logue has worked in the field of conflict resolution since 1986 in the public and private sector. He frequently mediates employment, workplace, commercial, construction, environmental and other matters. He has designed and lead conflict resolution training programs for numerous organizations in the public and private sector. Mr. Logue contributed three chapters to the Mediation Practice Book published in 2001. He is also a regular contributing columnist on ADR to the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Mr. Logue is associated with the Policy Consensus Initiative to promote collaboration to achieve more effective governance. He has engaged in public policy consensus building work in Massachusetts and Connecticut and is currently working with a team training local land use leaders to use collaborative problem solving in Connecticut. He is assisting in the creation of a statewide collaborative governance model in Maine. Mr. Logue also consults to foundations, nonprofits and public sector organizations on conflict resolution, collaboration, strategic and programming planning, feasibility analysis and program evaluation.
Mr. Logue is past chair of the Connecticut Bar Association ADR Section and Co-Chair of the Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution in the Courts, a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (past President of the New England Chapter, member of the Environment and Public Policy Section). He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Connecticut School of Law and is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

back to top

Please send email feedback to the Eastern Connecticut RC&D webmaster
© 2015 Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc.