Current Committee Members
Ursula Flaherty, Chairman
16 Knowles Point Road
Kevin Raday, Vice-Chairman
51/63 Alpine Road
93 North Bridgton Road
38 Highland Road
60 Sunset Road
28 Harrison Road
258 Highland Road
421 Thompson Point Road, Naples
257 Pond Road
Robert J. McHatton Sr., Select Board Liaison
207 South High Street
Linda LaCroix, Town of Bridgton Staff/Community Development Director
The Community Development Committee was formed when the Economic Development Corporation was privately created and the Town’s Economic Development Committee functions shifted to a different focus, that of development within the community.
MISSION AND CHARGE
The Community Development Committee (CDC) acts an advisory committee. Its mission is to identify and prioritize the goals of Bridgton’s Comprehensive
The Committee shall report to the Select Board at least quarterly, the work and progress they have achieved on various assignments and issues. As an advisory committee, the CDC makes recommendations to the Board for consideration. The Committee may request volunteers to assist their efforts, however such persons are not considered voting members of the Committee. The Committee may request additional authorization from the Select Board for specific activities.
PROCESS AND COMPLIANCE
Every member of the Committee shall comply with existing state law and the policies and procedures of the town including but not limited to the conduct and notice of meetings, the Town’s Ethics and Guidelines Policy, conflict of interest laws and the Town Personnel Policies.
Members are appointed by the Select Board on an annual basis, usually in January of each year. The Board may also appoint members during the year as they deem necessary.
The Committee shall hold regular public meetings, be responsible for the creation and posting of all agendas and the creation of the public record of each meeting in accordance with the prevailing state law. Such records shall be forwarded to the Select Board and any other entities they are working with.
The Select Board may amend this Charge and Mission as they deem appropriate.
The Community Development Committee typically meets every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the Bridgton Meeting Room (upstairs meeting room) in the Municipal Building.