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Positions Open On Ridgefield Economic Development Commission

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Board of Selectmen is looking for candidates to fill vacancies on the Economic Development Commission.

Applicants should ideally have experience as an attorney, city planner, and/or a background in land use.  The commission meets once a month or at least 10 times a year. The term for each member is one year.

"The purpose of the Economic Development Commission is to implement orderly and planned economic development, while still upholding the character of the Town of Ridgefield. The commission seeks to involve all agencies, boards, commissions, and departments in the town which are involved or affected by economic development, as well as the residents of the Town, in its efforts to promote economic development," the vacancy listing said.

Some of the responsibilities of the position would include but are not limited to the following:

  • Promoting and encouraging desirable business and commercial firms to locate to the town;
  • Acting as a liaison to organized private groups with respect to economic development;
  • Consulting and advising appropriate departments and land use agencies of the town on all phases of current business and corporate development in the town;
  • Conducting research into the economic conditions and trends in the town;
  • Making recommendations to appropriate local, regional, state and federal officials and agencies, boards and commissions regarding action to improve the town’s economic condition and development.

Anyone interested in filling a vacancy should contact the office of the first selectman at 203-431-2774 or via email .

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