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« on: April 07, 2009, 12:49:34 PM »

Event Title: Economic Development Taskforce Meeting
Where: Moose Hill Conference Room, 1st Flr.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM EST

Doesn't appear to be any info on the Town website.

Who's on the taskforce?
When do they meet?
Do they have meeting minutes?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 12:15:48 PM »

Infromation from Andre Garon, Director Community Development Department

Mr. Douglas:

We will get a page on the Town’s website for the Economic Development Taskforce as we have done with other taskforces.  We will put our meeting agenda and minutes in it on the future. The March 31 meeting was our first official meeting with our consultants.

As for who is on the taskforce:
• John Farrell, Chairman
• Rick Brideau, Planning Board
• Don Jorgensen, Budget Committee
• Ron Campo, School Board
• Brian Farmer, Town Council
• Andre Garron, Community Development Dept., Staff Advisor

When do we meet?
Given that this group is a taskforce with the main purpose of overseeing the marketing and website effort, we meet when we need to with our consultants.  Future meeting times will be posted on the calendar as our last meeting was and will put the agenda on the website page.

The past agenda and a draft of the meeting minutes will be available on the website shortly.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 06:24:49 AM »

A few comments and questions:

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March 31 meeting was our first official meeting
When was the taskforce formed?

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we meet when we need to with our consultants
This to me sounds more like the consultants are calling the shots. Shouldn't they be meeting when the Taskforce asks? This also allows people who are interested to attend meetings that are regularly scheduled.

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minutes will be available on the website shortly
Where are the minutes from the meeting?

Does the taskforce fall under RSA 91A?
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 12:13:07 PM »

Economic Development Taskforce (Draft Copy)
Meeting Minutes
March 31, 2009

Present: John Farrell, Chair, Rick Brideau, Don Jorgenson, Steve Young, John Vogl, GIS Manager/Planner, Andre Garron, Community Development Director
Guests: Gary O’Neil, O2-Generation of Creative Energy (Marketing Consultant), Jeff McPherson, SilverTech (Economic Development Website Consultant), Colleen Cowett, SilverTech, Deb Paul, Londonderry Times and April Guilmet, Londonderry Times

Meeting open: 7:00 pm

J. Farrell opened meeting with a brief overview of the purpose of the taskforce which is to oversee the economic development marketing effort. The taskforce was introduced and the meeting was turned over to Andre Garron.

A. Garron presented an overview of the two projects that are being undertaken. The town seeks to update its economic development website. A budget of $20,000 was set up to accomplished this task. The Community Development Department (CDD) was successful in getting a $2,330 grant from the Department of Resource and Economic Development to offset a portion of the cost. The remaining will come out of the CDD budget as planned. An RFP for the website work went out September 2008. The Town received five responses. The Town selected SilverTech, Inc. to assist Londonderry in the update of its economic development website.

The Town also advertised an RFP for Marketing Services in January 2009. The Town received seven responses to the Marketing RFP. The taskforce selected Gary O’Neil of 02-Generations of Creative Energy to complete the Town’s marketing effort. The budget for this task is $35,000. The Community Economic Development Department was successful in getting a $10,000 grant from the I-93 Community Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) and $5,000 from the Rockingham Economic Development Corp. (REDC). The remaining amount of the budget will come out of this year’s CDD budget and the Town Manager budget. Both projects meet the goals outlined in the 2008 Economic Development Plan.

A. Garron introduced Gary O’Neil, O2-Generations of Creative Energy and Jeff McPherson of SilverTech. Gary O’Neil gave the group an overview of his 35 years of experience in the marketing field. Mr. O’Neil went through several questions designed to solicit information toward developing Londonderry message and brand.

Jeff McPherson, SilverTech also gave the group an overview of SilverTech’s experience and award winning websites developed over the past several years. SilverTech has worked with Mr. O’Neil in the past and will work into Londonderry’s site the outcome of his marketing efforts.

The next step will be several meetings with Londonderry residents, businesses and stakeholders. The Taskforce is targeting April 14 at the High School cafeteria for the first meeting with some of the stakeholders.

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Andre Garron
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 05:43:34 AM »

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The next step will be several meetings with Londonderry residents, businesses and stakeholders. The Taskforce is targeting April 14 at the High School cafeteria for the first meeting with some of the stakeholders.

Today is the 14th. What time is the meeting? Nothing on the town calendar.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 12:25:56 PM »

Today is the 14th. What time is the meeting? Nothing on the town calendar.

No nothing on the website, but I asked around:

Londonderry Economic Development Taskforce
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Agenda

Location: Londonderry High School Cafeteria
Start Time: 7 pm

• Approval of Minutes 11/10/08, 1/27/09, 2/9/09, 2/17/09 and 3/31/09
• Overview of Marketing Project
• Questions & Listening
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 05:08:26 PM »

Still nothing on the Town website....guess you don't get as much for $55,000 as you used to!
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 01:01:07 PM »

Still nothing on the Town website....guess you don't get as much for $55,000 as you used to!

That's why I don't pay my web guy.....oh wait that's me. Maybe I should change that  Smiley
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