Nathaniel Karns, 65, left the office of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission for the final time on Friday, ending a 24-year run as the organization’s executive director.
The Commission is made up of representatives from 32 communities in the county. It organizes their needs, working to find collaborative soluations and grant funds. One of its accomplishments during Karns’ tenure was the establishment of a collaborative county health program. WAMC spoke with Karns to get a sense of what is next for both his successor, Thomas Matuszko, and the commission itself.