Council Formed to Bolster Coastal Commerce


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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

BOSTON—Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is looking to strengthen both the overall economy and the resiliency of the Commonwealth’s nearly 80 coastal communities.

The Baker-Polito Administration has established the Seaport Economic Council to guide the Commonwealth in “realizing a shared vision of a strong maritime economy that leverages coastal assets,” the administration states.

The newly formed Seaport Economic Council will focus on the strengths of Massachusetts’ coastal communities and the opportunity the maritime economic sector represents as well as consideration to the resilience and sustainability of coastal areas. Officials that have been appointed to serve on the Seaport Economic Council include: Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Council Chairwoman; Carolyn Kirk, Deputy Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Council vice chair; Mayor Kim Driscoll, City of Salem; Mayor Tom Koch, City of Quincy; Interim Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, City of Gloucester; Harlan Doliner, president, Marine Oceanographic and Tech Network and Matt Ciborowski, transportation planner, Ports Strategic Plan. Additional council members will be announced in the coming weeks, according to the governor’s office…

Council Formed to Bolster Coastal Commerce

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