AMESBURY – Edward Mullen was named the city’s new building commissioner this week, filling a position that has been vacant since April.

Mullen, a Littleton resident, comes to Amesbury from Concord, where he worked as a building inspector and zoning enforcement agent. He replaces Dennis Nadeau, who retired. 

“I’m excited to have Ed join us in Amesbury,” Mayor Ken Gray said in a press release.

“Ed is a certified Massachusetts building commissioner who brings over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial construction and has served as a local building inspector since 2014. His construction experience combined with his knowledge of state and local building codes will serve Amesbury well.”

 Mullen said he was grateful for the opportunity and looks forward to working in Amesbury.

“With projects like the Atlantic Center, Bailey’s Pond and new Amesbury Elementary School planned or underway, Amesbury continues to stand out as a hotbed for development in the region,” he said.

“I’m excited to begin working with the local boards and developers to strengthen communication and processes in the building commissioner’s office, supporting continued and future development in Amesbury.”

Mullen is an elected member of the Littleton Planning Board and has served as building inspector in the Massachusetts towns of Concord and Dracut and the city of Newton. Prior to working as a building inspector, he was co-owner of a building and design company in Acton.