Economic and Community Development Council

HighRes biosolutions located at Cherry Hill Office Park

The mission of the Economic and Community Development Council (ECDC) is to enhance the City’s economic infrastructure by facilitating investments that build capacity, create jobs, generate economic opportunity and ultimately improve quality of life. The ECDC shall advise the Mayor in the development of an economic development and community development policy for the City of Beverly and in the creation and implementation of strategic planning initiatives that will effectuate this policy.

Click here for ECDC Tentative Meeting Schedule May-Dec 2020


ECDC Agenda 11-19-2020 time stamped [final]

ECDC Agenda 10-8-2020 [2] time stamped revised October 6-2020

ECDC Agenda 9-10-2020

ECDC Agenda 08-11-2020

Click here for ECDC meeting agenda for 7-9-2020-final

Click here for the agenda. from the April 16, 2020 meeting of the ECDC.  

Click here for a brief power point presentation re resources currently posted on City of Beverly’s web page, highlighting those of interest to the business community as well as individuals.


Please contact Denise Deschamps, Economic Development Planner, City of Beverly if you have questions related to the ECDC, by phone at 978-605-2356 or via email at

Member Address Term Expires
Paul Guanci, President and Councilor-at-Large, Beverly City Council, City Council representative 54 Cross Lane
Neiland Douglas, Industrial Representative 125 New Balch Street
Darlene Wynne, Director of Planning and Development, City of Beverly
William Howard, Community Representative c/o 254 Cabot Street
Richard Vincent, Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Representative
Richard Marino, Hospitality Representative  7 Ives Street
Michael O’Brien, Member at  Large, Community  9 Willow Street
Director of Planning and Development, Ex-Officio  City Hall, 191 Cabot Street
Denise Deschamps, Economic Development Planner, Ex-Officio City Hall, 191 Cabot Street
Michael Collins, Commissioner of Public Services and Engineering, Ex-Officio  148 Park Street