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Council of Economic Advisors
Members
  • Stuart Agler
  • Peter Atallah  
  • Adam Block               
  • Glen Cammarano
  • Jack Cogswell
  • Bill Day
  • Virginia Fleisher
  • Maurice Handel
  • Robert Hentschel
  • Marty Jacobs
  • Russell MacTough
  • Ted Owens
  • Richard Putprush
  • Mathew Talcoff
  • Michael Wilcox

Updated January 2017

General Purpose
The Council of Economic Advisors was established by the Board of Selectmen in October 2005. It is charged with six general tasks relating to the promotion of economic development in Needham:
  • Study, investigate, and appraise town-wide economic conditions and trends.
  • Promote, assist and encourage the preservation, development and location of new and existing industry, business, and commerce.
  • Assist the town in attracting the preferred mix of goods, services, housing, recreation, and entertainment in the appropriate districts.
  • Make recommendations on improving permitting and licensing functions in the town.
  • Evaluate and advise the Town on ideas for zoning changes that will improve the economic vitality of the town.
  • Advise and make recommendations to appropriate officials, agencies, boards, and town departments on issues of economic development.