Economic Development Commission:

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Damian Gunningsmith (R) 10/05/2015 to 11/30/2018 453-1802 200 Boston Terrace
Robert Cuozzo (D) 11/07/2016 to 11/30/2020 453-1705 207 Laurelbrook Drive
Michael Orce (R) 09/06/2016 to 11/30/2018 453-5332 43 Redcoat Lane
Michael Meisel (R) 11/07/2016 to 11/30/2020 533-5503 55 Marshal Avenue
Theodore Sands (R) 12/05/2016 to 11/30/2020 203-689-5075 411 Mulberry Point Road
Mark Wasserman (D-Chair) 04/21/2014 to 11/30/2017   167 Glenwood Drive
Mark White (D) 12/19/2016 to 11/30/2020 458-0768 1 Katie Lane
Leonard Prygoda (D-alt) 12/19/2016 to 04/30/2020   1004 Boston Post Road
Michael DeMeo (U-alt) 04/03/2017 to 04/30/2018   20 River Street
David Egan (R-alt) 04/03/2017 to 04/30/2018   273 Weatherly Trail
Fran Paranto (D-alt) 05/04/2016 to 04/30/2020 458-7400 103 Russo Drive


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ESTABLISHED:  Established by ordinance adopted by Special Town Meeting October 1, 1956 which established a Municipal Development & Industrial Commission for the Town of Guilford.  Name changed to Economic Development Commission by ordinance adopted by Board of Selectmen at March 13, 1972 meeting as authorized by Sec. 7-136 of Connecticut General Statutes.  Alternates established by ordinance adopted by Board of Selectmen April 6, 1993.


CHARGE/DUTIES:  The Economic Development Commission is charged to conduct research into the economic conditions and trends in the Town and to make recommendations to appropriate Town officials and agencies regarding action to improve the Town's economic condition and development.  May advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts and pamphlets which will further its official purposes.


ELECTED/APPOINTED:  Appointed by Board of Selectmen upon recommendation of Town Committees.


MEMBERSHIP:  Seven regular members.  Four alternate members.  Chairman is only officer.  Commission has a permanent subcommittee on tourism.  Other subcommittees are formed as needed.

LENGTH OF TERM:  Four-year terms.


MEETING DATE/TIME/PLACE:  Regular meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 2nd Floor Meeting Room.


EXPERIENCE AND/OR INTEREST NECESARY/PREFERRED TO BE A MEMBER:  Members should have a strong interest in the economic development of the Town.  Experience in a private sector business capacity is desirable but not mandatory.

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