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Old Colony Economic Development District
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee Meeting

Meeting Minutes
Date: March 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Old Colony Planning Council, 70 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Maryellen Brett, Vice ChairMassasoit Community College
Shane O’BrienCity of Brockton
Michael GalleraniBrockton 21st Century Corp.
Jason HunterBAWIB
Tracey CostaRansom Consulting
Noreen O’TooleTown of Stoughton
Stephanie DanielsonTown of Easton
Larry CameronMassDevelopment
George DuranteMassDevelopment
Jim WalshMassDevelopment
Victoria MaguireMassDevelopment
Ed StarzecMassDevelopment
Eric ArbeeneOCPC
Pasquale CiaramellaOCPC
Bruce HughesOCPC
Jimmy PereiraOCPC
James R. WatsonOCPC

Call to Order/Introductions: Vice Chairman Maryellen Brett called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM. Members were asked to introduce themselves.

Minutes of the January 9, 2017 Meeting: Shane O’Brien moved to accept the minutes of the January 9, 2017 meeting as written, seconded by Jason Hunter. So voted.

MassDevelopment Bond Review: There was none.

Guest Speakers: Mass Development Site Readiness Program: Ms. Victoria Maguire, SVP Real Estate Operations and Mr. Ed Starzec, Director, Land Entitlement, Massachusetts Development Finance Agency presented on the Site Readiness Program. They discussed the program’s purpose and why it is needed. Applications to the program are open until March 17. Application form and additional information are available at: www.massdevelopment.com/what-we-offer/real-estate-services/site-readiness. Follow up questions to Ed Starzec (estarzec@massdevelopment.com) or (617) 330-2035 or Laura Barrett (lbarrett@massdevelopment.com) or (617) 330-2051.

New Business:

Committee review of Work Plan and Draft Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 4 of the draft 2017 CEDS document. Committee members were asked to review these chapters and send any comments to Bruce Hughes.

Other Business:

List of Upcoming Events: Included in the meeting packet was a list of upcoming events for March 2017

Partner Updates

Adjournment: There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Bruce Hughes
Old Colony Planning Council

Past CEDS Meetings

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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.