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Economic Development Commission

Agendas and Minutes:  

Listing files in 'Economic Development'

Meeting Dates:     

2021 Meeting Dates

Forms & Links:

Business Registration Form
Planning & Zoning Application Site App, Home Occupation, Special Permit  
CERC Training Presentation - May 2017 
Business and Commerce 
Durham Business Listings
EDC Facebook Page

 EDC Survey

Survey Results

Survey Presentation

Blue Ribbon Award Program:

You may nominate any Durham business that you feel offers outstanding service, products and/or community involvement.
Blue Ribbon Business Award nomination form:

Report:  First Impressions Community Exchange Program

Town Charter Section 6-16, and Section 7-136 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, Town Proceedings May 1964 to May 1969.

Mission Statement: 

 Adopted on 4/24/2018

The mission of the Economic Development Commission is to facilitate the economic growth and revitalization of our existing businesses while attracting new retail, industrial and cultural investment that will complement the character of our community. Our goal is a diversified economic base that offers employment opportunity and a quality of life that can be enjoyed by all who live, work or visit our community.

Powers and

The Commission shall conduct researches into business and industrial conditions in the town and shall seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for such purposes, may advertise and may prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts and pamphlets which in its judgment will further its official purposes.


Town Charter Section 6-16, Section 7-136 and additional appropriate statutes of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, Town Proceedings May 1964 to May 1969.

Appointing Authority:   

Members appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

Term of Office:    Two years
Constitution of Board/Quorum:        

Seven Members


The Economic Development Commission was originally referred to as the Development Commission.  At a Special Town Meeting on May 19, 1958, a resolution was passed that the Town of Durham create a committee of five electors of the Town to be known as the "Durham Development Commission," and that the commission start to function June 1958.  On October 26, 1964, at an adjourned annual town meeting an ordinance was enacted to establish a Development and Industrial Commission.  The Commission's name was changed to the Durham Economic Development Commission by the legislature.

Current Board Members: Carol Kleeman, R, 12-31-2021
Bronwyn Commins, D, 12-31-2021
Antonio Almodovar, R, 12-31-2021
Sudesh Kumar, U, 12-31-2021
Margaret Bascom, D, 12-31-2022, Chairman
Ryan Chabot, R, 12-31-2022
Lindsey Herzig, U, 12-31-2022