Economic Development Committee


7:30 AM, 2nd Friday of every month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


The Committee is comprised of 11 members. 8 of these members, as appointed by the Board of Selectmen, are either Town residents or are involved in the Windham business community. The remaining 3 are Ex-Officio members of the current Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and Chamber of Commerce, who are appointed annually by their respective Boards.


The Windham Economic Development Committee (WEDC), was originally formed in 2007 as a subcommittee of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. In April of 2010, the Board of Selectmen established the EDC as a Town Committee that they may better assist, counsel, and advise the Citizens of Windham, the Board of Selectmen, other Town Boards and Departments, and Windham businesses, both existing and proposed, on the merits of Economic Development.

It is the mission of the Economic Development Committee to enhance the vitality of the local economy by supporting existing business and attracting new businesses to Windham, encouraging economic development consistent with the Windham Master Plan, and promoting the spirit of the Town Motto: Old Values, New Horizons.

You may learn more about the EDC's goals toward attaining this mission within their Economic Development Committee Rules (PDF) and the 2016 adopted Economic Development Committee Strategic Plan (PDF).

Public Information/Education

The Communications Subcommittee has been supplying press releases on topics of interest to the business and residential community, which include the following:


  1. Gary Garfield

    Term Ends: June 30, 2021

  1. Michael Oldenburg

    Vice Chair
    Term Expires June 30, 2020

  1. Lisa Walker

    Term Expires June 30, 2019

  1. George Fredette

    Term Expires June 30, 2019

  1. Clare Macoul

    Term Expires June 30, 2019

  1. Melissa Magnuson

    Term Expires June 30. 2021

  1. Nick Shea

    Term Expires June 30, 2021

  1. Donna Morris

    Greater Chamber of Commerce Liaison 

  1. Gabe Toubia

    Term Expires:

  1. Kristi St. Laurent

    Planning Board Liaison
    Planning Board Liaison
    Term Expires: March 31, 2018

  1. Joel Desilets

    BOS Liaison
    Board Selectmen Liaison

  1. Jennifer Simmons

    BOS Alternate Liaison
    Board of Selectmen Alternate Member

  1. Economic Development Committee

    Mailing Address
    3 N Lowell Rd
    Windham, NH 03087

    Phone: 432-3806
    Fax: 432-7362

Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Program

The Town of Windham is part of the Regional Economic Development Center (REDC). A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of a local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of a region.