Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is the advisory board for the City of Portsmouth's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to primarily support Portsmouth individuals and families earning low incomes or living in low income areas of the city. Its role is to advise the City's Community Development Staff on emerging community needs and facilitate public involvement in the CDBG program planning process. For further information, please contact Community Development Director Elise Annunziata at (603) 610-7281.

General Information


CDBG funds must be used to primarily 1) benefit individuals and families who earn very low, low or moderate incomes; 2) improve neighborhoods in which over 51% of the residents earn very low, low or moderate incomes; and 3) improve accessibility for people with disabilities. The Portsmouth CDBG program is funded by U.S Housing & Urban Development.


Contact Elise Annunziata, Community Development Director at 603-610-7281 if any questions about the CDBG program or email

Committee Members

Name Address Appointment Date  
Judith Bunnell  534 Colonial Dr. 4/7/2014  
Marie Cowgill  88 Wibird St. 3/20/2017  
Alison Hamilton 61 Lawrence St.  1/22/2013  
Hannah Meade, Chair 29 Sutton Ave. 11/16/2015  
Janet Phelps 32 Shearwater Dr. 2/20/2018