Responsibilities of the Economic Development Committee
The purpose of the Town of Maynard Economic Development Committee is to advise the Town Administrator on matters related to economic development.
The Committee is responsible for
- Collaborating with Town Administrator to articulate an economic development vision for the Town
- Developing collaborative relationships with Town Departments, Boards, committees, and other partners. For example:
- Select Board
- Planning Board
- Parking Authority
- Others, as needed
- Developing infrastructure for developing and implementing economic development programs, creating pilot programs or demonstrating proof-of-concept for economic development initiatives
Responsibilities of Individual Committee Members
Each individual committee member is expected to:
- Be an ambassador for the Town’s economic development vision
- Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the Committee’s goals
- Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in Committee meetings
- Participate fully in at least one sub-committee
- Read background material such as Master Plan, Economic Development Principles, and other materials as-needed
- Identify sub-committee participants and future Committee members.
The Economic Development Committee currently meets from 8:00 am to 9:30 am on the third Tuesday of the month. Please check the minutes and agendas page for the next meeting announcement.
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The Economic Development Committee manages the Town of Maynard’s Business Environment Enhancement Program (BEEP) which provides funding for efforts conducive to enhancing Maynard’s business environment. Proposed projects/initiatives may include but are not limited to: aesthetic improvements, investment in infrastructure and promotional efforts. Recipients of funds may include business owners, boards/committees, community groups or property owners. Learn more about BEEP.
Reference Material for Economic Action Plan
- Maynard Community Development Strategy (2017, 9 pages)
- Town of Reading Economic Development Action Plan (2015, 116 pages, 8MB)
- Opportunities For All – Strategy and Plan (2015, Baker/Polito, 40 pages, 11MB)
- Revitalize Maynard Collaborative (2015)
- Proposal to SB to create the EDC (2014)
- Downtown Maynard presentation (2014, Peg Barringer)
- Economic Development Overview (undated)
- Maynard Business Guide
- Presentations – Links to interesting presentations about Maynard
- Economic Development News
- Community Development Principles
- Maynard Downtown Parking Analysis (by MAPC, Jan 2018, pdf, 12MB)
- Master Plan
- “Downtown Maynard” Exploring the Potential to Grow a Food, Culture and Entertainment Destination
- Acton-Maynard Powder Mill Road Corridor Plan (Jul 2022)
- ULI final Naylor Court Reimagining Report funded by ULI and Mass Development
- Veterans’ Memorial Park Redesign
- Final Naylor Court Refuse Area Report (Jan 2021)
- Downtown Overlay Zoning District Map
- Maynard Cultural District
- Maynard Downtown Parking Analysis
- Housing Production Plan
- Rosalind Greenstein, Chair
- Sarah Cressy, At-large Member, Secretary
- Kate Hogan, State Representative (Ex-Officio Member)
- Lynda Thayer, At-large Member
- Armand Diarbekirian, Select Board Representative
- Jeffrey Swanberg, Select Board Representative
- Bill Nemser, Planning Director
- Megan Zammuto, Assistant Town Administrator