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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)


The Council accomplishes its program through its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee. The CEDS Committee serves as an idea and information exchange for agencies, firms, officials and individuals concerned with economic development in the District and advises the Council on economic development issues. The Council provides administrative and technical support and hosts bi-monthly meetings of the CEDS Committee. The effort is supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) who has designated the Council region an Economic Development District. The past year's efforts have included the preparation of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Economic Development District that analyzes district trends, resources and needs, reports on progress, lists goals and objectives, priority projects and includes an implementation strategy. The strategy also aims to provide data, program information and other assistance to a wide variety of individuals, private firms and public agencies interested in the region.

Committee Members
Mary Waldron, Chairperson
Marline Amedee
Gary Anderson
Barbara Arena
Maryellen Brett
Sean Boucher
Larry Cameron
Jessica Casey
David Colton
Paul Cripps
Christopher Cooney
Gregory Enos
Michael Gallerani
Lee Hartmann
Andrew DeIonno
Diana Jennings
Reinald Ledoux
Gary Leonard, Sr.
Forrest Lindwall
Frank Lynam
Rob May
Valerie Massard
Pelege Marcellin
Pamela McCarthy
Susan McCombe
Andrew Martin
Robert Moran, Jr.
John Murray
Rose Paquette
Shane O'Brien
Noreen O'Toole
Sheila Sullivan-Jardim
Lisa Sullivan
James Walsh

CEDS Annual Reports

  • 2016 CEDS Annual Report - PDF
  • 2015 CEDS Annual Report - PDF
  • 2014 CEDS Annual Report - PDF
  • 2013 CEDS Annual Report - PDF
  • 2012 CEDS Annual Report - PDF
  • 2011 CEDS Annual Report - PDF
  • 2009 CEDS Annual Report - PDF

Past CEDS Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
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January 2017 Download in PDF Format Open in your browser    
November 2016 Download in PDF Format Open in your browser Download in PDF Format Open in your browser
September 2016     Download in PDF Format Open in your browser
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March 2016 Download in PDF Format Open in your browser Download in PDF Format Open in your browser
January 2016 Download in PDF Format Open in your browser

For prior agendas and minutes of CEDS committee meetings, contact Economic Development/ Community Planner Bruce Hughes by email or at 508-583-1833 extension 203.