The U.S. Economic Development Administration Reform Act of 1998 requires the creation of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee, or “CEDS”, to adopt local economic plans and apply for assistance under the federal Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) public works and economic adjustment programs. The purpose of the CEDS committee is to establish a process that will help create jobs, foster more stable and diversified economies, and improve living conditions. It provides a mechanism for coordinating the efforts of individuals, organizations, local government, and private industry concerned with economic development. The CEDS committee must include representatives from the following sectors: local government; economic and business development organizations, including chambers of commerce, labor, finance, and utility companies; the employment and training sector; community organizations; as well as women and minorities.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE HUDSON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY COMMITTEE
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY THE HUDSON
COUNTY CHOSEN BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS FOR A TRHEE YEAR TERM BEGINNING
November 1, 2008 and EXPIRING on October 31, 2011.
The County Executive, ExOfficio, or his designee;
Two sitting members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, or designee, who shall be
recommended to the County Executive by the Freeholder Chairman;
The Mayor of the City of Bayonne, Exofficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the Borough of East Newark, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the Town of Guttenberg, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the Town of Harrison, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the City of Hoboken, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the City of Jersey City, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the Town of Kearny, Exofficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the Township of North Bergen, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the Town of Secaucus, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the City of Union City, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the Township of Weehawken, ExOfficio, or his designee;
The Mayor of the Town of West New York, ExOfficio, or his designee;
Gina Boesch, of the NJCU Business Development Incubator
Joanne VanDorn, of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
Anthony Corsi, of the Workforce Investment Board
Elizabeth Spinelli, of the Hudson EDC, Economic Development Corporation
Eric Boyce, Hudson County Building Trades Council (United Plumbers Local 14)
Alan Lambiase of the South Kearny Industrial Association
Jeffrey Kaplowitz, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Century 21
Richard Dwyer, of Public Service Electric and Gas Company
Elnora Watson, of the Urban League of Hudson County
Paul Silverman, of Contract Logistics, Inc.
Julian Malloy, of the NYNJ Port Authority
Alan Magrini, Hartz Mountain Industries
Suzanne Mack, of the NJ Transit Citizens Advisory Board
Heather Martin, of EAI Inc.
Aaron Foreman, of the J. Maar Development Group
Mina Dimetry, of Wachovia Bank’s Journal Square Financial Center
Raj Menon, of Sovereign Bank
James DiDomenico, of the Hudson TMA, Transportation Management Assn.
Anthony Cammarata Jr., of Goldman, Sachs & Co.