Economic Development Committee
7:30 AM, 2nd Friday of every month
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Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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.
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).
The Communications Subcommittee has been supplying press releases on topics of interest to the business and residential community, which include the following:
Gary GarfieldChairTerm Ends: June 30, 2018
Michael OldenburgVice ChairTerm Expires June 30, 2020
Lisa WalkerMemberTerm Expires June 30, 2019
George FredetteMemberTerm Expires June 30, 2019
Clare MacoulMemberTerm Expires June 30, 2019
Melissa MagnusonMemberTerm Expires June 30. 2018
Bruce RichardsonMemberTerm Expires June 30, 2018
Donna MorrisMemberGreater Chamber of Commerce Liaison
Gabe ToubiaMemberTerm Expires:
Kristi St. LaurentPlanning Board LiaisonPlanning Board Liaison
Term Expires: March 31, 2018
Joel DesiletsBOS LiaisonBoard Selectmen Liaison
Jennifer SimmonsBOS Alternate LiaisonBoard of Selectmen Alternate Member
- A Case Study for Why We Need Municipal Water in Windham (PDF)
- Are Current Regulations Encouraging Positive Economic Development (PDF)
- Developing Commercial Tax Base Could Ease Burden on Residential Taxpayers (PDF)
- NH DES Identifies Windham Water Issues (PDF)
- Possible Sources of Municipal Water (PDF)
- Spreading the Tax Burden in Windham by Expanding the Taxpayer Base (PDF)
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.