Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee advises, provides input, guidance and information to the Planning Board, Town Council, and Town administration on opportunities, challenges, and impacts of economic development within Kittery. The Committee consists of 1 Town Council representative, 3 business or industry representatives which may include Kittery property owners on which a business is located and/or a designated representative of a business located in Kittery, 3 citizen members, and the Town Manager.  Business and citizen members are appointed for terms of 3 years. 

The Economic Development Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month.

The committee may:

  • Serve as advocates for appropriate growth and planning activities; provide comment on potential projects, related development, zoning impact and potential financial investment by the Town of Kittery to support said projects.
  • Provide ongoing evaluation of the Town's economic development related processes; provide comment and recommendations which support economic development.
  • Develop and maintain an inventory of developable/re-developable land and buildings working with area real estate agents, landowners and developers; develop an understanding of the types of businesses looking for land and buildings in the area.
  • Recommend and develop content for economic development communications including the content of the EDC webpage on the Town's website, printed materials such as permitting guides, and marketing related communications that promote the town as a good place to do business.
  • Assist in the updates and implementation of the Town's Comprehensive Plan and long-range community goals as they relate to economic development.
  • Where appropriate, coordinate with regional organizations and neighboring groups seeking to promote economic development and business growth in the area.
  • Provide quarterly updates to Town Council on committee activities.

Members

NamePositionTermPhone

Business Representative

12/31/22

439-7866

Citizen Representative

12/31/20

439-3875

NV Business Representative

12/31/22

361-1901

Business Representative

12/31/21

752-1371

Drew Fitch

Citizen Representative

12/31/21

756-9136

Town Councilor

439-3698

Town Manager

475-1329

Director of Planning & Development

475-1307

Vacant Seat

Citizen Representative