Economic Development Committee

Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Friday of every month
  • Community Development Department
    3 N Lowell Road
    Windham, NH 03087
    Phone: 603-432-3806
    Fax: 603-432-7362

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Gary Garfield, Chair
    • Term Ends: June 30, 2018
  • Michael Oldenburg, Vice Chair
    • Term Ends: June 30, 2020
  • Lisa Walker, Secretary
    • Term Ends: June 30, 2019
  • Joel Desilets, Board of Selectmen Member
  • George Fredette
    • Term Ends: June 30, 2019
  • Kristi St. Laurent, Planning Board Member
    • Term Ends: March 31, 2018
  • Clare Macoul
    • Term Ends: June 30, 2019
  • Melissa Magnuson
    • Term Ends: June 30, 2018
  • Donna Morris, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Bruce Richardson
    • Term Ends: June 30, 2018
  • Jennifer Simmons, Board of Selectmen Alternate Member

Membership

The Committee is comprised of 11 members. 8 of these members, as appointed by the Board of Selectmen, are either Town residents or are involved in the Windham business community. The remaining 3 are Ex-Officio members of the current Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and Chamber of Commerce, who are appointed annually by their respective Boards.

Responsibilities

The Windham Economic Development Committee (WEDC), was originally formed in 2007 as a subcommittee of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. In April of 2010, the Board of Selectmen established the EDC as a Town Committee that they may better assist, counsel, and advise the Citizens of Windham, the Board of Selectmen, other Town Boards and Departments, and Windham businesses, both existing and proposed, on the merits of Economic Development.

It is the mission of the Economic Development Committee to enhance the vitality of the local economy by supporting existing business and attracting new businesses to Windham, encouraging economic development consistent with the Windham Master Plan, and promoting the spirit of the Town Motto: Old Values, New Horizons.

You may learn more about the EDC's goals toward attaining this mission within their Economic Development Committee Rules (PDF) and the 2016 adopted Economic Development Committee Strategic Plan (PDF).

Public Information/Education

The Communications Subcommittee has been supplying press releases on topics of interest to the business and residential community, which include the following:

2017

Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Program

The Town of Windham is part of the Regional Economic Development Center (REDC). A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of a local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of a region.