Economic Development Commission

Purpose / Charge 

The Economic Development Commission responsible for coordinating the overall economic development of the City in accordance with the City’s sustainability objectives and adopted Master Plan, specifically to lead in the implementation and update of Chapter 6, Economic Development.

To learn more about the Economic Development Commission including its duties and responsibilities, please see City Code Chapter 31 Article XI


The Commission shall consist of nine voting members, including two City Councilors and seven members of the public. 

Efforts shall be made to include a broad representation of the community at large and all appointments for the seven members shall be made on the basis of the individual’s ability to assist in the purpose of the Commission and their willingness to serve. 

The City Manager and the Executive Director of the Upper Valley Business Alliance shall be permanent non-voting members of the Commission. 


View the City Meeting Calendar for the most current information regarding meeting times and schedules. 

Related Resources

Agendas, Media, and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Media recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval. View Agendas, Media, and Minutes.

Contact Information

To contact the Economic Development Commission, please use our
Boards and Committees Contact Form


Voting Members

  • Karen Liot Hill, Vice Chair, City Council Rep.
  • Douglas Whittlesey, City Council Rep.
  • William Dunn, Chair, Citizen Rep.
    Term: January 2024
  • Chip Brown, Citizen Rep.
    Term: March 2024
  • Dan Nash, Citizen Rep.
    Term: February 2025
  • David Newlove, Citizen Rep.
    Term: February 2025
  • Kevin Purcell, Citizen Rep.
    Term: April 2024
  • Andy Key, Citizen Rep.
    Term:  April 2024
  • Vacant, Citizen Rep.

Non-Voting Members

  • Shaun Mulholland, City Manager
  • Tracy Hutchins, Upper Valley Business Alliance

Staff Members

  • David Brooks, Deputy City Manager