Economic Development Commission

The role of the Economic Development Commission is to ensure continued economic prosperity and preservation of the qualities that attract and retain businesses in the community. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on a wide variety of issues related to economic development, including business development, public-private partnerships, maintenance and development of the commercial, industrial and central business districts, and business attraction programs. (9 members, 4-year terms).

Commission Members

Thomas Watson, Chair
Sarah LaChance, Vice Chair
Everett Eaton
Bob Marchewka
Phil Cohen
Jen Scumaci
Jacob Lehoux
Andrew Ward
Anne Weidman
Asst. Mayor JoAnna "Jo" Kelley, Council Rep.
Vince Lombardi, Council Rep.
Assistant City Manager for Economic Development Sean Clancy. Ex-Officio
City Manager Karen Conard, Ex-Officio
Ben VanCamp, President, Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, Ex-Officio
Anna Howard, Alternate

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